Monday, January 13, 2020

Members in the News: Schnitkey, Zulauf, Kumar, Malone, Griffin, Vandeveer, Glauber, Zhang, and Pendell

 Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lessons learned in 2019: Late, prevent planting options
By: AgriNews - January 3, 2020
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois agricultural economist and farm management specialist, said at the Illinois Farm Economics Summit that prevent plant would have yielded higher returns than planting corn in many situations in Illinois.
Read more on: AgriNews

Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University
Farm subsidies favor South, irking other regions
By: AgriNews - January 3, 2020
"I think that's a really important policy question that we as policy analysts and policymakers need to grapple with," Zulauf said. "When you sum the programs together, were farmers overcompensated for losses due to natural disasters?"
Read more on: AgriNews

Anjani Kumar, IFPRI
Biofortification: A plausible antidote to hidden hunger
By: Financial Express - December 21, 2019
A dip in India’s ranking in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) has rightly created a stir in the country. The continued focus on calories, and the ignorance of nutritional aspects of food are responsible for the distressed state of the food and nutrition system in our country. The present ranking is an outcome, and a true reflection, of the same. A few in the government appear to be shocked and have even questioned the methodology. Why is India, even after 72 years of independence, struggling at the bottom of the GHI rankings? It is high time that we look deeper into the issue and find a plausible solution to the dire straits we are in..
Read more on: Financial Express

Trey Malone, Michigan State University

Terry Griffin, Kansas State University
What motivates farmers to upgrade their tech?
By: The Western Producer - January 9, 2020
Unravelling that mystery revealed much to Kansas State University agricultural economist Terry Griffin about the complexities of technology adoption on today’s farms.

“What’s the value for technology that reduces stress for the rural household?” said Griffin, highlighting the prime benefit of auto steering for many farmers.
Read more on: The Western Producer

Monte Vandeveer, Kansas State University
Alfalfa U Speakers
By: High Plains Journal - January 6, 2020
Monte Vandeveer joined the Kansas State University Extension Farm Management team in February 2016 as the Southwest Area Extension Agricultural Economist, based in Garden City, Kansas. He grew up on a farm in south-central Kansas with wheat, hay, and cow-calf enterprises. Vandeveer received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Ag Economics from Purdue University.
Read more on: High Plains Journal

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI
Farmers Got Billions From Taxpayers In 2019, And Hardly Anyone Objected
By: WOUB - January 2, 2020
The announcement aroused little controversy. “I was surprised that it didn’t attract more attention,” says Joe Glauber, the USDA’s former chief economist, who’s now a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Read more on: WOUB

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University
Iowa farmland value grows 2.3 percent in 2019, but barely exceeds inflation
By: The Mapleton Press - January 9, 2020
“This recent modest increase in land values reflects a lower interest rate environment and slowly improving U.S. farm income. However, we are still faced with significant uncertainty, especially the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, which has significantly affected U.S. agricultural exports, especially soybean exports, and lead to lower commodity prices and weaker farm income,” Zhang said.
Read more on: The Mapleton Press

Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University
UNL Beef Roundup Webinars January 21 and 28
By: KTIC - January 6, 2020
On Tuesday, January 28, experts from Kansas State University and UNL’s Great Plains Veterinary Education Center (GPVEC) will speak. Dustin Pendell, agricultural economics professor at Kansas State University, will discuss drivers of cow-calf profitability. Pendell’s interdisciplinary research interests include livestock and animal health issues that span from the producer through the meat supply chain to the final consumer.
Read more on: KTIC

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