Monday, February 24, 2020

Members in the News: Bozic, Griffin, Zhang, Malone, Brewer, Mintert, Lubben, Mitchell, Burney, and Chen

Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
Dairy farmers agree to buy 'substantial' part of Dean Foods
By: CNN - February 17, 2020
DFA has acquired dairy processing plants in the past, but the Dean acquisition would be "major," noted Marin Bozic, an assistant professor in University of Minnesota's applied economics department. "This is not a small, marginal side investment for them."
Read more on: CNN

Terry Griffin, Kansas State University
Farmer Feedback Leads to Climate Cancelling Date Deal with Tillable
By: AgPro - February 18, 2020
"Here's what I remind farmers of, it's that they shouldn't succumb to fear of missing out or FOMO in all the ways they can share data today," Griffin says. "Don't be in a hurry because the value of your farm data is greater than what we see at the surface."
Read more on: AgPro

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Trey Malone, Michigan State University
31 free things to do this week, including shopping for that elusive Beatles album you’ve been seeking
By: PennLive - February 7, 2020
The beer industry has expanded rapidly in the United States. Learn about the economic forces behind this with Dr. Trey Malone, an assistant professor and extension economist. His paper “Brewing up Entrepreneurship: Government Intervention in Craft Beer” was selected as the Outstanding Article of 2017 by the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.
Read more on: PennLive

Brady Brewer, Purdue University
Purdue to Host Seed Industry Management Academy
By: Hoosier Ag Today - February 15, 2020
In addition to Gray, other faculty presenters include Brady Brewer, assistant professor of agricultural economics; Larry DeBoer professor of agricultural economics; Scott Downey, center associate director and professor of agricultural economics; Pete Hammett, visiting professor of agricultural economics; and Larry Lad, associate professor of management at Butler University.
Read more on: Hoosier Ag Today

James Mintert, Purdue University
Farmer outlook positive with one big unknown
By: The Tribune -
James Mintert, director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, talked about the results of the latest survey during the 18th annual Farmers Breakfast on Tuesday at Pewter Hall in Brownstown. The Community Foundation of Jackson County organizes the event each year in partnership with Purdue Extension Jackson County.
Read more on: The Tribune

Bradley Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin
Shaheer Burney, University of Wisconsin
Agricultural Economics Professor Sheds Insight on Wisconsin’s Hemp Crops
By: Shepherd Express - February 18, 2020
Paul Mitchell is a professor with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW-Madison. He’s also the state specialist of cropping systems and environmental management of the UW-Division of Extension and serves as director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute.
Last summer, he issued a grant to UW-River Falls associate professors Amber Remble and Shaheer Burney, of the Agricultural Economics Department, to collect data from focus groups and discussions. Remble and Burney assembled a four-page report consisting of economic data and considerations for growers.
Read more on: Shepherd Express

Bowen Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chinese tariff rate quota policy severely impacted U.S. wheat exports, study shows
By: Effingham Daily News - February 19, 2020
“Our analysis shows that if China hadn’t used trade policies to restrict trade, wheat imports from the U.S. could have been more than 80% higher in 2017. That’s a value of around $300 million,” says Bowen Chen, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at U of I. Chen is lead author on the study, which was conducted as part of his doctoral dissertation.
Read more on: Effingham Daily News

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