Monday, November 6, 2017

Members in the News: Lele, Wang, Hurt, Ribera, Fischer, McFadden, Lusk, Smith, and Belasco

Uma Lele, Independent Scholar
TAAS to deliberate on scaling out innovations for smallholder farmers
By: Business Standard and Rural Marketing- October 28, 2017
Trust for Advancement of Agriculture Sciences (TAAS), a non-profit organisation, awarded the 9th Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award to Uma Lele, agriculture economist and former senior adviser to the World Bank.

Read the entire article on Business Standard and Rural Marketing

Holly Wang, Purdue University
Technological innovation contributing to China's agricultural growth (YouTube video)
By: World Insight- October 31, 2017
Can breakthroughs in food production keep pace with the world's growing population? We turn to our panel to find out: Shi Yan, executive director of the Shared Harvest CSA Farm in Beijing; Liu Baocheng, dean of the Center for International Business Ethics from the University of International Business and Economics; and Holly Wang, agricultural economics professor at Purdue University in the US, who’s also with the (Qianren) Global Expert Program of China Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the entire article on World Insight YouTube

Chris Hurt, Purdue University
2017 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit planned for November 17
By: Dubois County Free Press and The Republic- October 31, 2017
The event will be held at the Vincennes University Jasper, Center for Technology, Innovations and Manufacturing Theatre, 961 College Avenue. The Summit is geared towards updating local producers, agricultural businesses, and financial institutions on the latest in economic programs and opportunities for those involved in farming.

Read the entire article on Dubois County Free Press and The Republic

Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University
Bart Fischer, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture
Agricultural trade, farm policy focus of 2017 Texas Plant Protection Conference
By: Southwest Farm Press - October 27, 2017
The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will highlight the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan.

Read the entire article on The Southwest Farm Press

Brandon McFadden, University of Florida
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
Study: Consumers do not distinguish between non-GMO, organic labels
By: The Packer- October 30, 2017
University of Florida assistant professor of food and resource economics Brandon McFadden and Purdue University agricultural economics department head Jayson Lusk came to that conclusion during their research on the best ways to communicate whether a product has genetically modified ingredients, according to a news release.

Read the entire article on The Packer

Vince Smith & Eric Belasco, Montana State University
MSU faculty debates Koch-funded research center
By: Bozeman Daily Chronicle - November 2, 2017
“I would ask people to judge us by what we do, not by preconceived stereotypes,” Wendy Stock, co-director of the grant with fellow economics professor Vince Smith, said afterward.

Read the entire article on Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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