Monday, February 5, 2018

Members in the News: Costanigro, Kaiser, Messer, Hayes, Grebitus, Davis, Taylor, Young, Deller, Mitchell, Joshi, Outlaw, Muhammad, Fuller, and Doye

Marco Costanigro, Colorado State University
Harry Kaiser, Cornell University
Kent Messer, University of Delaware
Stop the Food Label Fear-Mongering
By: U.S. News - January30, 2018

And this isn't just supposition. A recent study by a group of academics at the University of Delaware found that absence claims labels "can stigmatize food produced with conventional processes even when there is no scientific evidence that they cause harm, or even that it is compositionally different."

Read more on: U.S. News

Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University
U.S. farmers have much to lose if NAFTA deal collapses
By: Reuters and Winnipeg Free Press - January 28, 2018

“The U.S. is behaving so badly it’s going to create opportunities for Canadian agriculture,” Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes said last week during a visit to Winnipeg.

Read more on:  Reuters and Winnipeg Free Press  

Carola Grebitus, Arizona State University
George Davis, Virginia Tech
Nutritional fact panel update? 'Sinle design not uniformly effective,' says study
By: Food Navigator- November 17, 2017

"Salad is easy to identify as very healthy, chips are easily identifiable as a very unhealthy product for consumers," said the study, led by Dr. George Davis, professor at the department of human nutrition, foods, and exercise at Virginia Tech University. "Consumbers may already hold the opinion that products are healthful or unhealthful..."

Read more on: Food Navigator

Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University
Women in agriculture to meet in Kansas this month
By: Citizen Tribune- February 1, 2018

An associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, Mykel Taylor, will provide information in regard to measuring basic risk for commodity grains. Taylor will evaluate Farm Bill commodity programs and will analyze trends in Kansas agricultural land values, rental rates and leasing arrangements.

Read more on: Citizen Tribune

Robert Young, American Farm Bureau Federation
Regulators did their job, now let agriculture merger go through
Written by Robert Young: The Hill- January 31, 2018

There is no denying the U.S. farming economy is in a constant state of flux. If ever there was a sector that is attuned to technology, it must be American agriculture. Farmers have to be financers of the first order to work in the kind of high-capital, low-margin business in which they chose to make a living. 

Read more on: The Hill

Steve Deller, University of Wisconsin
Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin
Trade to be the big issue in coming year
By: Wisconsin State Farmer- January 30, 2018

“You’d think we coordinated our presentations, because we’re all talking about the importance of trade,” said economics professor Steve Deller, “but we didn’t.”

“Trade solves a lot of our oversupply issues, with exports in dairy, corn and soybeans,” said Paul Mitchell, an agricultural economist professor at the UW-Madison who is also director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute. “Trade is going to be the big issue.”

Read more on: Wisconsin State Farmer

PK Joshi, International Food Policy Research Institute
Insight : Budget Expectation 2018 - Agriculture Sector
By: Lok Sabha TV- January 22, 2018

India’s Lok Sabha Television broadcast a panel discussion on expectations of the agriculture sector from the upcoming Union Budget 2018. IFPRI-SAO’s Pramod K. Joshi, a panelist, outlined a five-pronged strategy for the sector focusing on increasing farm and non-farm income in rural areas; creating rural employment; reducing risk; creating agri-infrastructure; and improving quality of rural life.

Read more on: Lok Sabha TV

Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University
Texas: Farm Bill Discussed at 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference
By: AGFAX- January 16, 2018

Dr. Joe Outlaw, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, told attendees at the 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference that cotton farmers could receive assistance as part of an $81 billion disaster payment package that would make seed cotton eligible for commodity subsidies linked to crop prices.

Read more on: AGFAX

Andrew Muhammad, USDA-Economic Research Service
UT Institute of Agriculture Selects Blasingame Chair of Excellence
By: WGNS Radio- February 1, 2018

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture welcomes Andrew Muhammad as the recently named Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resource Policy.

Read more on: WGNS Radio

Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin
HOWARD MARKLEIN: Looking ahead for agriculture in Wisconsin
By: Tamah Journal- January 26, 2018

Farm income isn’t good, but it’s not getting worse,” according to Dr. Paul Mitchell, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who presented at the 2018 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum. Each year, I attend this forum that is hosted by the Renk Agribusiness Institute at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This forum offers an analysis of the national and Wisconsin farm economy and forecasts for the future of agriculture over the next year. If you would like to review the data, information and ideas presented, please visit:

Read more on: Tamah Journal

Kate Fuller, Montana State University
Wage growth in Missoula outpaces all cities in Montana
By: Missoulian - January 26, 2018

Kate Fuller, an economist with Montana State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said Montana farmers are just beginning to realize the potential of large-scale organic wheat and pulses.

Read more on: Missoulian

Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University
Lawton native tapped to lead OCES
By: The Lawton Constitution- January 28, 2018

Lawton native Damona Doye has been named associate vice president of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, making her the first female to head the statewide agency.

Read more on: The Lawton Constitution

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