Monday, April 6, 2020

Members in the News: Muhammad, Daigneault, Sohngen, Schnitkey, Paulson, Zulauf, Liu, Bozic, Martin, Ehmke, Olson, Ripplinger, Marshall, Cowley, and Zhang

Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee
As Coronavirus Ravages Businesses, Small Farms and Independent Restaurants Rally for Economic Relief
By: CNN - March 31, 2020
"Supply shortfalls would drive prices up, and yes, you'd get less," said Andrew Muhammad, a professor of agricultural, food, and natural resource policy at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
Read more on: CNN

Adam Daigneault, University of Maine
Brent Sohngen, The Ohio State University
Burning Wood Can Be a Clean Source of Power After All
By: Bloomberg - March 25, 2020
Carbon accounting is complex, especially when it comes to forests, because it depends on soil type, weather, the types of trees, how the wood is transported, and where and how it’s burned. But the new paper’s authors, led by researchers at the Universities of Maine and Ohio and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, found that high demand for bioenergy can actually increase the amount of carbon dioxide stored in forests. That’s because higher turnover would encourage greater replanting and better forest management, they claim.
Read more on: Bloomberg

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nick Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University
By: Successful Farming - March 27, 2020
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a wide-ranging impact, even on 2020 planting decisions that farmers will make this year. COVID-19 is also raising concerns about farm workforce health and pricing considerations. The following article – written by Gary Schnitkey, Krista Swanson, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois (U of I) and Carl Zulauf with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University – spells out these considerations.
Read more on: Successful Farming

Yangxuan Liu, University of Georgia

Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota

William J. Martin, IFPRI
How much will global poverty increase because of COVID-19?
By: Nationen, Noticias, Scientific American, & Index - March 2020
These articles quoted from the blog post by Division Director Rob Vos and Senior Research Fellows Will Martin and David Laborde. Their blog post, How much will global poverty increase because of COVID-19? stated that while shelves are empty, there is no major threat to global food security yet.
Read more on: Nationen, Noticias, Scientfic American, & Index

Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University
David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University
NDSU Extension to continue ag economics webinar series in response to COVID-19
By: NewsDakota & AberdeenNews - March 26 & 27, 2020
North Dakota State University Extension will be hosting a series of agricultural economics webinars in response to COVID-19, says Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist.
The webinar presenters are:
   - Olson
   - Parman
   - Ron Haugen - NDSU Extension farm management specialist
   - Tim Petry - NDSU Extension livestock economist
   - David Ripplinger - NDSU Extension bioproducts/bioenergy economist
Read more on: NewsDakota & AberdeenNews

Maria Marshall, Purdue University
Hemp Growing in Northwest Indiana webinar series
By: Newton County Enterprise - March 27, 2020
The first program of the webinar series is being presented by Dr. Maria Marshall, a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University and Director of the Purdue Institute for Family Business.
Read more on: Newton County Enterprise

Cortney Cowley, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hope for ag finances amid global pandemic
By: The Courier - April 1, 2020
Cortney Cowley, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, said while these are relatively unprecedented and uncertain times in the financial arena, there should be a light at the end of the tunnel.
In a webinar series from farmdoc daily, Gary Schnitkey, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois, said the financial sector is dealing with strain, but many agricultural businesses and lenders are staying open.
Read more on: The Courier

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University
Coronavirus creates uncertainty about trade deal
By: KMA Land - March 25, 2020
China has agreed to buy $12.5 billion in U.S. agricultural products in 2020, and $19.5 billion more in 2021. But recent world events have caused uncertainty as to when those shipments will begin, and whether the targets will be met, said Wendong Zhang, an assistant professor and Extension economist with Iowa State University.
Read more on: KMA Land

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