Monday, March 16, 2020

Members in the News: Zhang, Hart, Schnitkey, Caputo, Kilders, Lusk, Lubben, Walters, Ngabitsinze, Malone, DeVuyst, and Schatzer

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Chad Hart, Iowa State University
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Corn: To plant or not to plant?
By: High Plains Journal - January 31, 2020
For corn growers, the WASDE report turned out to be “neutral or slightly bullish,” according to Chad Hart, a crop market specialist at Iowa State University.
The short-term price opportunity and supply bump has left corn in the range of high $3 per bushel as of now, according to University of Illinois farm economics professor Gary Schnitkey.
Read more on: High Plains Journal

Vincenzina Caputo, Michigan State University
Valerie Kilders, Michigan State University
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
Top Food & Ag Groups Release Consumer Research Measuring Market Potential for Gene-Edited Products
By: Farm Bureau - March 10, 2020
The FMI Foundation in partnership with the American Seed Trade Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Farm Foundation, today released a consumer research study measuring market potential for gene-edited products. The nationwide survey examined U.S. consumers beliefs, awareness, and understanding of gene editing in food and agriculture, and their willingness-to-pay for gene-edited foods as it pertains to fresh and processed vegetables and meat. 
Read more on: Farm Bureau

Bradley Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cory Walters, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
UNL video highlights 2018 Farm Bill
By: The Grand Island Independent - March 7, 2020
Presentations available at this link were created and conducted by Dr. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension specialist, and Cathy Anderson, chief specialists of production and compliance programs with the USDA-FSA in Nebraska.
“Understanding production risk becomes especially important as farm locations move farther from the center of the corn belt,” said Cory Walters, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. “These workshops are designed to assist Nebraska farmers improve their decision-making and understand the role of production risk considerations in their marketing plans.”
Read more on: The Grand Island Independent

Jean-Chrysostome Ngabitsinze, University of Rwanda
Who is Ngabitsinze, the new Agriculture State Minister?
By: The New Times - March 11, 2020
Jean-Chrysostome Ngabitsinze, the new Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources is among the new leaders that were appointed by the President on Monday, March 9
Read more on: The New Times

Trey Malone, Michigan State University
MSU Economist: Selling beer locally becoming popular again
By: Newsradio 1070 WKOK - March 5, 2020
Dr. Malone says today’s generation wants a wide varieties of options when it comes to beer, that means opportunity for local breweries, “It’s not always true that consumers only want the highest alcohol content beer. Some consumers only want the lower alcohol content beer. So we’re kind of experiencing this resurgence in interest and energy around the nutrition content in beer products. A lot of the conversations surrounding Miller Lite and Coors Light are calorie content now.”
Read more on: Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

Cheryl DeVuyst, Oklahoma State University
Raymond Schatzer, Oklahoma State University
Cheryl DeVuyst set to lead OSU’s Agricultural Economics Department
By: The Shawnee News-Star - March 8, 2020
“Working with students and helping them reach their potential is very rewarding,” said DeVuyst, who currently serves as a professor in OSU’s department of agricultural economics. “The department has offered me the opportunity to build on my agricultural roots and work with cattle producers, agricultural education instructors and youth throughout the state.
Coon also thanked Dr. Ray Schatzer for serving as interim head of the department during the process.
Read more on: The Shawnee News-Star

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