Monday, February 10, 2020

Members in the News: Gundersen, Zhang, Wang, Griffin, Lopez, Deller, Mitchell, Hubbs, Bigelow, Adjemian, and Jansen

Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Food stamp change would hurt kids, educators and advocates testify
By: NBC News - February 6, 2020
Craig Gundersen, an agricultural and consumer economics professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who has studied the program for more than two decades, said the rule would only make food insecurity worse in the United States.
Read more on: NBC News

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Haoying Wang, New Mexico Tech
Study: Eddy County leads New Mexico oil and gas industry, Permian to last for decades
By: MSN, Carlsbad Current Argus, & New Mexico Oil And Gas Association - January 29, 2020
Between 2012 and 2018 – a period that saw the industry boom, bust in 2015 and boom again in 2017 – the oil and gas industry in Eddy County added $6.4 billion to state and local governments in New Mexico, per a study from the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University.

Terry Griffin, Kansas State University

Rigoberto Lopez, University of Connecticut
Green industry contributed over $4.7 billion to the state in 2017, says the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association
By: Hartford Courant - February 6, 2020
The association’s study was conducted by UConn’s Chris Laughton in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Dr. Rigoberto A. Lopez, a professor of Agricultural Economics. It was funded by grant from Farm Credit East, a financial company that provides credit and loans to those in the agricultural industries.
Read more on: Hartford Courant

Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin
Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin
Food processing, entrepreneurship opportunities predicted in 2020
By: The Country Today - February 3, 2020
Every five years, Steven Deller, a professor of Agricultural and Applied Sciences at UW-Madison, studies the importance of agriculture to Wisconsin’s economy. He recently released his findings, titled “The Contribution of Agriculture to the Wisconsin Economy,” and shared some of the highlights with forum attendees.
“I expect 2019 will exceed $289 million in crop insurance payments to become the third highest ever,” said Paul Mitchell, an economics professor and director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute.
Read more on: The Country Today

Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois soybean farmers hurt by coronavirus hit to Chinese economy
By: - February 3, 2020
“This kind of big shock to their economy diminishes their demand for a lot of primary products” such as soybeans, said Todd Hubbs, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Daniel Bigelow, Montana State University
Water News: Professor studies groundwater, land use economics
By: Belgrade News - February 6, 2020
Assistant professor Daniel Bigelow joined MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics in the colleges of Agriculture and Letters and Sciences last summer. Bigelow partnered with a team from California State University – Chico, Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the recent project, delving into groundwater management, which he said is a particularly thorny challenge.
Read more on: Belgrade News

Michael Adjemian, University of Georgia
UGA’s annual economic impact grows, hits $6.5 Billion
By: AllOnGeorgia -
Michael Adjemian, an associate professor of applied and agricultural economics who worked on the study, says the $6.5 billion figure is a conservative estimate of the university’s economic impact and that it measures only impacts that exist due to the university’s operations.
Read more on: AllOnGeorgia

Jim Jansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Quarterly webinar series addresses Nebraska land management issues
By: KTIC Radio - February 4, 2020
“Land is one of Nebraska’s most critical assets,” said Jansen. “This webinar series will help those with a vested interest in land to better understand the financial and human forces reshaping the rural agricultural landscape."
Read more on: KTIC Radio

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