Monday, January 29, 2018

Members in the News: Tonsor, Taylor, Taheripour, Cowley, Brown, Jacobs, Fan, and Doye

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Panera is calling for a federal crackdown on the eggs in its competitors’ breakfast sandwiches
By: The Washington Post - January 25, 2018
Egg products, such as processed liquid eggs that can last for six months or more, are one such example. But there are others: Recently, the dairy and plant-based food industries have locked horns over whether new soy, almond and rice beverages can call themselves “milk,” with both sides turning to FDA to clarify its dairy definitions.

Other commodity groups may push FDA for a new definition of “meat,” said Glynn Tonsor, an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, as companies develop lab-grown and plant-based versions.

Read more on: The Washington Post

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University
K-State offers advice for managing farms in downturn
By: High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal and KVOE - January 11, 2018
Mykel Taylor, associate professor of agricultural economics at K-State, led off the discussion with a focus on land rental rates and values. Using Kansas Farm Management Association data, she talked about profitability in ag and how that affects land values and rental rates.

“In the good years, 2008 to 20013, we had profitability and we made money,” she said. “So what did we do? We spent it on land and new paint. We bid it up, especially on buying ground and renting ground.” But then, we had 2014 to 2016, where farmers went from making money to losing money overnight in a huge swing, she said.

Read more on:  High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal and KVOE  

Farzad Taheripour, Purdue University
New report strengthens consensus on biodiesel benefits
By: Agri-Pulse- January 22, 2018
A new study on biodiesel's lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel.

Read more on: Agri-Pulse

Cortney Cowley, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Scott Brown, University of Missouri
Fed report tempers ag outlook
By: News-Press Now- January 19, 2018
“The outlook for agriculture remains downbeat but is beginning to show signs of stabilization,” wrote Fed economist Cortney Cowley.

Dr. Scott Brown, an agricultural economist with MU, also spoke to the corn growers about the relevance of the Farm Bill to their plans for 2018.

Read more on: News-Press Now

Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University
Becoming a Co-op Board Influencer
By: Successful Farming- December 19, 2017
“It's really obvious as you look across the landscape in Iowa – and this is true in other states as well – that ag boards struggle with how to engage women in co-op governance,” says Keri Jacobs, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Economics.

Read more on: Successful Farming

Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute
International expert highlights Armenia's progress in overcoming malnutrition
By: ArmenPress- January 15, 2018
Shenggen Fan attached importance to the implementation of social security programs for addressing the issue of malnutrition, highlighting the need to take steps to get the poor out of poverty and increase their role in the market in the long-run. "The social security programs should also concentrate on the productive capacity development", he said.

Read more on: ArmenPress

Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University agricultural economics professor named director of Extension Service
By: News OK- January 20, 2018
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service has been a part of her life since she was a child growing up on a wheat and cattle farm outside Lawton.

But beginning Feb. 1, Damona Doye will lead the statewide agency that develops science-based programs to help Oklahomans with everything from agricultural enterprises to nutrition and health.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to contribute more broadly," said Doye, longtime extension farm management specialist and agricultural economics professor at Oklahoma State University.

Read more on: News OK

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