Monday, June 22, 2020

Members in the News: Glauber, Janze, Hendricks, Steinbach, Carter, Parcell, Lusk, Tonsor, Wilson, Miao, Muhammad, Swinnen, Ortega, Wang... et al.

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI
Joseph Janze, Kansas State University

Nathan Hendricks, Kansas State University
Sandro Steinbach, University of Connecticut

Colin A. Carter, University of California, Davis
Farmers Get Billions in Virus Aid, and Democrats Are Wary
By: The New York Times & The Baltimore Sun - June 9, 2020
Months before an election in which some farm states are major battlegrounds, Democrats and other critics of the administration’s agriculture policies are expressing concern that the new subsidies, provided by Congress with bipartisan backing, could be doled out to ensure President Donald Trump continues to win the backing of one of his key voting blocs.
Read more on: The New York Times & The Baltimore Sun

Joe Parcell, University of Missouri
The meat industry could face losses of $20 billion in 2020
By: CNBC - June 9, 2020
″Is this a once in a century event? Should we respond accordingly? Or is this something that we need to adapt to going forward? If we think it’s going to be with us then yes, it’s a pretty fragile supply chain, mainly because we’ve focused on giving consumers what they want, high-quality food at the cheapest price possible,” said Joe Parcell, director of applied social sciences and professor of agribusiness management at the University of Missouri.
Read more on: CNBC

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
U.S. Meat Giants Face Biggest Attack in Century From Trump Probe
By: BNN Bloomberg - June 15, 2020
Still, margins don’t tell the whole story, said Jayson Lusk, head of the department of agricultural economics at Purdue University. They are a simple calculation of the spread between animal costs and meat prices and don’t necessarily reflect actual company profits.
The flip-side of consolidation in the market is larger, more efficient facilities that operate with lower costs, which in turn means cheaper prices for consumers, said Glynn Tonsor, a professor in the department of agricultural economics at Kansas State University.
Read more on: BNN Bloomberg

Norbert Wilson, Tufts University
Video: What is food insecurity?
By: - April 10, 2020
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Ruiqing Miao, Auburn University
Survey Endorses Local Branding for Alabama Specialty Crops
By: Growing America - July 1, 2019
“The idea behind the initial proposal for the project was to seek ways and define barriers for establishing and promoting original branding for Alabama products,” Miao said. “Unlike some of our neighboring states, Alabama doesn’t have many original brands for specialty crops, even though we have very good products like sweet potatoes and Chilton County peaches.”
Read more on: Growing America

Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee
Trade war losses create need for new U.S. export markets
By: Delta Farm Press - November 26, 2019
"China has been our largest soybean export customer. Soybeans and other U.S. commodities have been diverted to other countries, but soybeans have taken the brunt of the trade war pain," Muhammad says. "China has gone from being the United States' second leading market with purchases comparable to Canada to our sixth leading market with purchases comparable to South Korea."
Read more on: Delta Farm Press

Johan Swinnen, IFPRI

David Ortega, Michigan State University

Holly Wang, Purdue University
Agricultural Economics Professor on COVID-19's impact on food security
By: YouTube - June 12, 2020
Read more on: YouTube

Chad Hart, Iowa State University
Joseph Glauber, IFPRI
Examining Biden’s Farm Bankruptcy Claim
By: Fact Check - June 2, 2020
The impact from the downturn will be more acutely felt once harvesting begins in late summer and farmers are unable to turn a profit on grain sales, said Frayne Olson, an agricultural economist at North Dakota State University.
Read more on: Fact Check

Julie Caswell, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Marco Costanigro, Colorado State University
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont
GM food labels do not act as a warning to consumers
By: Australian News Daily Bulletin - July 30
There is an economic and political battle taking place in America over the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods. In 2015, 19 US states considered GM food labeling legislation and three States, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont have passed mandatory GM labeling laws.
Read more on: Australian News Daily Bulletin

Anjani Kumar, IFPRI

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dwight Sanders, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Study warns against long-term commodity investments
By: The Western Producer - June 18, 2020
Irwin and Sanders concluded that buying and holding long commodity futures didn’t earn money over the long run. Their 2020 update goes further: holding passive long commodity positions actually loses money in the long term because there are transactional and financing costs to futures positions.
Read more on: The Western Producer

Aaron Staples, Michigan State University
How climate change and COVID-19 are threatening your beloved IPA
By: Greater Greater Washington - June 9, 2020
Aaron Staples, an academic researcher based at Michigan State University, has been studying how consumer decisions drive the way brewers make beer. In a soon-to-be-published study, Staples found that consumers were willing to pay more for beer that was brewed in a more environmentally conscious way.
Read more on: Greater Greater Washington

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University
What rebound? North Dakota in economic crunch as virus batters oil, agriculture
By: Khaleej Times & KELO - June 14, 2020
The impact from the downturn will be more acutely felt once harvesting begins in late summer and farmers are unable to turn a profit on grain sales, said Frayne Olson, an agricultural economist at North Dakota State University.
Read more on: Khaleej Times & KELO

Andrew Stevens, University of Wisconsin
Meat Industry Continues To Adapt To COVID-19
By: Wort News - June 16, 2020
Earlier today, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with University of Wisconsin researcher Andrew Stephens to discuss how the industry is continuing to cope as the country reopens. Stephens is an assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, and specializes in meat supply chains.
Read more on: Wort News

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