Monday, November 19, 2018

Memebers in the News: Dorfman, Headey, Novakovic, Wolf, and Harper

Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia
The NBA G League Is About To Show What College Athletes Are Really Earning
Written by Jeffrey Dorfman: Forbes - October 22, 2018
The NCAA faces long-running complaints over its policy of not paying student athletes. While student athletes in the revenue sports of basketball and football are virtually all on full scholarships, with the athletes receiving tuition, room, board and other living expenses in exchange for playing their sport, many do not consider that fair pay for their talents given the billions of dollars generated by shoe and television contracts, donations, and ticket sales. Yet, with the NBA requiring athletes to wait until one year after their high school class graduates before joining the league, many young basketball stars have felt they had little choice but to head to college at least temporarily. That is about to change.
Read more on: Forbes
UGA economist believes Georgia farmers need immediate financial relief
By: Online Athens - November 10, 2018
To avoid losing their farms following Hurricane Michael, Georgia farmers need financial relief as soon as possible, according to Jeff Dorfman, a professor and agricultural economist in the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
“The timing of this was not good,” Dorfman said. “Farmers have already spent most of, if not all, their money growing their crop. If you lose a crop at the start of the growing season, at least you didn’t put any of those extra inputs into it.”
Read more on: Online Athens and Albany Herald

Derek Headey, International Food Policy Research Institute
Animal-sourced foods vital to combating malnutrition and stunting in the developing world
Written by Derek Headey: The Telegraph - November 14, 2018
When poorly nourished children in developing countries fall behind in their physical growth and become stunted relative to their healthier peers, they tend to fall behind in a lot of other things too: their health, cognitive development, schooling, and eventually, their productivity and income as adults.
The high social and economic costs mean that there are high returns to preventing stunting, provided these actions happen early.
In poor countries most growth faltering takes place from six months of age until a child’s second birthday. This crucial turning point isn’t random: at roughly six months of age two important things happen.
Read more on: The Telegraph

Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University
Christopher Wolf, Michigan State University
The Conundrum of Higher Make Allowances
By: Farm Journal's Milk - November 8, 2018
The dilemma is laid out in the most recent issue of Choices magazine, and is authored by Andy Novakovic and Chris Wolf, dairy economists at Cornell and Michigan State, respectively.
Dumping occurs most frequently in late spring and early summer, when milk production is typically highest. Under Federal Milk Marketing Regulations, dumped milk is assigned to “lowest use class,” typically Class IV, sometimes Class III.
“This allows such [dumped] milk to be counted as ‘delivered’ and subject to pooling provisions of the order. Farmers who produce milk that is assigned to the lowest use class remain eligible to receive the blend price for that order,” explain Novakovic and Wolf.
Read more on: Farm Journal's Milk

Jayson Harper, Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania's farming economy soaked by Trump tariffs, rain and low prices
By: The Morning Call - November 13, 2018
“It’s been a tough year because of low dairy prices, low commodity prices and poor growing conditions,” said Jayson Harper, an agricultural economics professor at Penn State University.
While Pennsylvania makes up a small percentage of the nation’s overall agricultural economy, Harper added, it is still impacted by Trump’s tariff policies. Pennsylvania farmers may be paying less for corn and grain to feed their chickens and livestock, he said, but they are selling their livestock at lower prices, too.
“They are getting hit coming or going,” he said. “There’s no end in sight.”
Read more on: The Morning Call

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*Articles in response to the AAEA Communicating Out Strategy Press Releases highlighting: Government Relations, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, Choices Magazine, General Media, and/or 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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