Monday, July 23, 2018

Members in the News: Keiser, Lade, Rudik, Glauber, Ehmke, Reed, and Hart

David Keiser, Iowa State University
Gabriel E. Lade, Iowa State University
Ivan Rudik, Cornell University
Ozone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as in large cities
Written by David Keiser, Gabriel E. Lade, and Ivan Rudik: The Conversation - July 18, 2018
“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (1911)

Most Americans associate U.S. national parks with pristine environments that represent the very best of nature. In the 1916 law that established the National Park Service, Congress directed the new agency to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Joseph Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute
As Trade War Begins, Feds Eye $30 Billion Bailout Fund For Farmers Facing Losses
By:  HuffPost - July 6, 2018
Former USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber told The Financial Times earlier this month that many farmers already have some safeguards from government-backed price and income supports and insurance.

As for using CCC money, Glauber added: “I just don’t like the idea of the government coming up with some balm to spread over wounds that are self-inflicted. It seems to be a huge moral hazard problem.”
Read more on: HuffPost, Tri-States Public Radio, and Agri-Pulse

Mariah D. Ehmke, University of Wyoming
Wyoming Blockchain Branding with BeefChain
By: YouTube - May 26, 2018
Wyoming politicians help out with the first blockchain, RFID, and internet of things (iOT) cattle branding.

Listen to Mariah D. Ehmke on minute 5:48.
Listen and read more on the topic on: YouTube, YouTube, Forbes, and Financial Times

Michael Reed, University of Kentucky
These Are All the Foods Being Affected by Trump’s Trade War
By: Eater - July 18, 2018
China is targeting the U.S. pork industry especially hard, introducing a 25 percent tariff in April and an additional 25 percent in July. “Pork is very important for the Chinese, but they don’t import that much and the U.S. share is only about 15 percent most years,” explains Michael Reed, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky. Though China has plenty of options to continue fueling its appetite for pork, American pig farmers are seeing their profits erode: China is a major market for pork offal, and since the tariffs were introduced, U.S. pork producers are now being forced to sell parts like hearts, stomachs, and feet to pet food suppliers for much less.
Read more on: Eater

Chad Hart, Iowa State University
U.S. Chamber: $977M in Iowa exports threatened by new tariffs
By: Sioux City Journal - July 2, 2018
"Over the course of the week, we will see a lot of action on either the imposition of tariffs or the delay of that," Agriculture Economist Chad Hart, with Iowa State University, said. "We've already seen Canada move over the weekend and put in their tariffs. The EU could move later this week. And we could see moves by Mexico, by ourselves and by China. So you're seeing a lot of trade barriers being erected this week and the damage being done will depend on the product."

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