Monday, October 16, 2017

Members in the News: Klinefelter, Ward, and Singerman

Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&M University
Illinois Farm Kid Becomes Globally Admired Ag Economist
By: AgWeb- October 12, 2017
Danny Klinefelter worked at Texas A&M University and the Farm Credit System before returning to A&M after the 1980s financial crisis. He founded The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP). The program has had over 2,500 participants from 45 states, six Canadian provinces, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Barry Ward, The Ohio State University
Bumper profits aren’t in the picture for Ohio farmers, experts say
By: The Columbus Dispatch - September 21, 2017
“Is 2018 going to be better? No,” said Barry Ward, an Ohio State University Extension assistant professor in production management, during a talk on Wednesday at the annual Farm Science Review in London.

“I feel like a broken record up here the last few years. Five-dollar corn is not in the picture, and it’s another year of tight, low or negative (profit) margins for everyone.”

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Ariel Singerman, University of Florida
Florida orange crop expected to be lowest in 75 years
By: Tampa Bay Times- October 11, 2017
"Production has been pretty severely affected by it," said Ariel Singerman, assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Florida.

According to Singerman, production plummeted 70 percent since about 2003, just before the first instance of greening in Florida was discovered in 2005. At that time, Florida orange yield was forecasted at 242 million boxes for the 2003-2004 season.

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