Monday, June 3, 2019

Members in the News: Goetz, Stephens, Funk, Schnitkey, and Bekkerman

Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University
Heather Stephens, West Virginia University
The real (surprisingly comforting) reason rural America is doomed to decline
By: The Washington Post - May 24, 2019
Most notably, in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have won only the counties defined as urban when the metropolitan classification began in 1950, while Donald Trump would have won every group of counties added to metropolitan after the initial round, as Stephan Goetz (Pennsylvania State University), Mark Partridge (Ohio State University) and Heather Stephens (West Virginia University) showed in their review of rural America at the dawn of the Trump era, published in 2018 in the journal Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.
Read more on: The Washington Post

Sam Funk, Iowa Farm Bureau
Today on AgriTalk we're talking with Sam Funk of Iowa Farm Bureau
By: AgriTalk - May 30, 2019
Do we have corn ethanol demand good news coming? Sam Funk and the AgriTalk host discuss the upcoming updates.
Listen on: AgriTalk

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois
New tariff relief for farmers could increase backup of unsellable soy
By: UPI - May 24, 2019
"The way it works is, that payment encourages planting," said Gary Schnitkey, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois.
The problem with that, Schnitkey said, is if China still is not buying those beans come fall harvest time, many will remain stored on farms -- unsold.
Read more on: UPI, AgriTalk, and Gephardt Daily

Anton Bekkerman, Montana State University
Trade tensions frustrating U.S. farmers
By: - May 27, 2019
Yet the National Farmers Union said the "temporary" fix will not offset the "permanent damage" inflicted upon farmers losing a share of the Chinese market, and agricultural economists said it is self-destructive to U.S. interests.
"It's difficult to see how U.S. farmers ... would be the biggest beneficiaries," said Anton Bekkerman, an agricultural economics expert at Montana State University.
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