Monday, October 5, 2020

Members in the News: Lusk, Malone, English, Batabyal, Ando, Khanna, Smith, Hughes, Blare, Bozic, Schnitkey, Thilmany, Sheldon, Chen, Ortega.. et al.

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Virus's unseen hot zone: The American farm

By: The Washington Post & Chron - September 24, 2020

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, in collaboration with Microsoft, estimates 128,000 farmworkers nationwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, as of Sept. 24. But Jayson Lusk, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue, says their dashboard could be a dramatic undercount as it does not include part-time and temporary workers.

Read more on: The Washington Post & Chron

Trey Malone, Michigan State University

Restaurants brace for long COVID-19 winter

By: The Hill - September 29, 2020

Trey Malone, professor of agricultural, food and resource economics at Michigan State University, noted that any government help for restaurants to survive the winter should be tailored by location.

Read more on: The Hill

Leah English, University of Arkansas

Arkansas’ agricultural sector tops $21 billion in value

By: Talk Business & Politics - September 30, 2020

Leah English, program associate with the Division of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, is a member of the staff of economists and analysts who compile data for the publication each year. She said much of the agricultural data comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and Economic Research Service. Additionally, private sector sources contribute to the economic and employment data.

Read more on: Talk Business & Politics

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

After RBG: Potential Tyranny of the Minority

By: The Globe Post - September 28, 2020

President Donald Trump recently claimed that Republicans have an obligation to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (RBG) Supreme Court seat now. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he will certainly bring President Trump’s nominee up for a Senate vote quickly.

Read more on: The Globe Post

Amy Ando, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New center employs economic tools for sustainability solutions

By: AgriNews - September 27, 2020

“There are limited resources to protect nature, and success depends on making accurate, unbiased information available for those making decisions and allocating money to sustainability efforts,” said CEOS co-director Amy Ando, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the U of I.

“What is exciting about CEOS is that it applies economics to address a wide range of critical sustainability challenges facing us both regionally and globally. These challenges are too large for any one individual to address. We seek to collectively find solutions by working together and addressing these issues from different perspectives using a range of approaches,” said CEOS co-director Madhu Khanna, distinguished professor in agricultural and consumer economics at the U of I.

Read more on: AgriNews

Aaron Smith, University of Tennessee
David Hughes, University of Tennessee

Tennessee Agricultural Sectors Taking A Hit From COVID-19

By: Eurasia Review - September 20, 2020

“However, the mitigating effects of CFAP payments do not account for priced inventory, entity payment restrictions or 2019 production caps,” said Aaron Smith, associate professor and crop marketing specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE).

“Among those reporting a large negative impact include 71% of apparel manufacturers and 67.5% of beverage and tobacco product manufacturers,” said David Hughes, ARE professor and Greever Chair in Agribusiness Development.

Read more on: Eurasia Review

Trent Blare, University of Florida

UF Researcher Aims To Give South Florida Growers A Competitive Edge

By: Southeast Produce Weekly - September 24, 2020

Blare will lead those same efforts in south Florida as the newest researcher and assistant professor at the Homestead-based Tropical Research and Education Center of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Read more on: Southeast Produce Weekly

Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota

T. Randall Fortenbery, Washington State University

World demand grows for soft white wheat

By: Capital Press - September 28, 2020

Soft white spring wheat sales are up 26% compared to the same time last year, said Mike Spier, vice president of overseas operations for U.S. Wheat Associates, the overseas marketing arm for the industry.

Read more on: Capital Press

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brightened 2020 income outlook

By: Morning Ag Clips - September 24, 2020

In the past month, much has changed in the outlook for grain farm income.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is projecting relatively high yields for corn and soybean in Illinois.  Moreover, price expectations have increased considerably. In addition, payments for the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2) have been announced, thereby reducing uncertainty about 2020 Federal payments.  Herein, revised 2020 budgets for production on central Illinois high-productivity farmland are presented.

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University

Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University
Joyce Chen, The Ohio State University

Virtual Farm Science Review still adding content

By: Ohio's Country Journal - October 1, 2020

Even in a struggling economy, agricultural exports have not gone down significantly because everyone still needs to buy food, said Ian Sheldon, CFAES professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE).

The foodservice workforce has been hit harder than agriculture as a whole and farm productions through the pandemic, said Joyce Chen, an AEDE professor of development economics.

Read more on: Ohio's Country Journal

David Ortega, Michigan State University

Michigan apple harvest hinges on workers staying well in pandemic

By: Detroit Free Press - October 1, 2020

“While there are costs associated with testing workers ... if someone shows up positive, you don’t want them infecting other workers,” Ortega said. “Then, potentially, your entire labor supply could be contracting the virus. And it could have serious health consequences on these individuals.”

Read more on: Detroit Free Press

Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University

Rural Internet Access Depends On Your State, Study Finds

By: KOSU - September 25, 2020

Brain Whitacre, a professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University, says many states have this policy because officials believe using taxpayer dollars to build networks in individual cities wouldn’t be fair to private providers. Whitacre argues states that have these policies are inhibiting access to broadband and are falling behind because of them.

Read more on: KOSU

Bradley Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Extension hosting economic ag webinar

By: The North Platte Telegraph & KRVN - September 26 & 28, 2020

The webinar will be led by Brad Lubben, associate professor and extension policy specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics, and Eric Thompson, Karl H. Nelson Associate Professor of Economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Read more on: The North Platte Telegraph & KRVN

Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
Vaneesha Dusoruth, University of Minnesota

Who Really Participates in United States Urban Agriculture?

By: Shelton HeraldShelton Herald, Stamford Advocate, Milford Mirror, SF Gate, Times Union, Chron, News Times, My San Antonio, Greenwich Time, CTPost, Le Lezard, Fox 21 Delmarva, Daily Times Leader, The Punxsutawney Spirit, WBOC, Morning News, Fox 40, AZ Central, News OK, Seed Daily, News Blaze, Axcess News, Next Wave Group, Magazines Today, One News Page, Business Class News, Invest USA, Latin Trade, Borger News-Herald, The Valley City Times Record, My Mother Lode, The Saline Courier, The Pilot News, The Community Post, The Ridgway Record, Decatur Daily Democrat, Starkville Daily News, The Observer News Enterprise, The Inyo Register, The Kane Republican, The Post & Mail  - September 29, 2020

Marc F. Bellemare and Vaneesha Dusoruth, from the University of Minnesota, look into who practices urban agriculture in a new article published in Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy aptly titled “Who Participates in Urban Agriculture? An Empirical Analysis.”

Read more on: Shelton HeraldStamfordAdvocateMilford MirrorSF GateTimes UnionChronNews TimesMy SanAntonioGreenwich TimeCTPostLe LezardFox 21 DelmarvaDaily Times LeaderThe Punxsutawney SpiritWBOCMorning NewsFox 40AZ CentralNews OKSeedDailyNews BlazeAxcess NewsNext Wave GroupMagazines TodayOne NewsPageBusiness Class NewsInvest USA, Latin TradeBorger News-HeraldTheValley City Times RecordMy Mother LodeThe Saline CourierThe Pilot NewsThe Community PostThe Ridgway RecordDecatur Daily DemocratStarkville DailyNewsThe Observer News EnterpriseThe Inyo RegisterThe Kane RepublicanThe Post & Mail


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