Monday, November 23, 2020

Members in the News: Glauber, Meyer, Muhammad, Zhang, Sheldon, Gundersen, Dall’erba, Boehm, McFadden, Fraser, Valdivia, Hayes, He, Fuller.. et al.

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI
Seth Meyer, University of Missouri

Trump Administration Claims on Farm Trade Progress Questioned

By: Bloomberg - October 23, 2020

The figure is an “overly optimistic” gauge as some of the sales may only hit the water after the Dec. 31 deadline and the contracts may still be canceled, said Joseph Glauber, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist.

“The agreement explicitly calls for the goods to be imported into China, so on its face, compliance would seem to require not just an outstanding sale, but also delivery within the calendar year,” said Seth Meyer, associate director at the University of Missouri’s Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute and former chairman of the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board.

Read more on: Bloomberg

Sandy Dall’erba, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Agriculture Using Less Water According To New Research

By: Forbes - November 19, 2020

"One needs to identify the drivers of water use by crop as they differ from one commodity to the next, so water-saving strategies for one crop may not be relevant for another one," Dall'erba explains. "For instance, water use in cereal grains, fruits and vegetables is mostly driven by the efficiency of the irrigation system, domestic per-capita income and sales to the food processing industry. If irrigation is more efficient, water demand decreases. When demand for fruits and vegetables decreased in 2005-2010 during the financial crisis, so did demand for water."

Read more on: Forbes

Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee

American timber industry crippled by double whammy of trade war and COVID-19

By: The Conversation, Industrial Equipment News, Morning Ag Clips - November 16, 2020

The forestry sector – landowners, logging companies and sawmills – have lost an estimated US$1.1 billion in 2020. Devastating wildfires and Hurricane Laura have played a part, but the COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to significant losses. If workers are required to stay home, then no trees will be felled or logs sawed into lumber.

Read more on: The ConversationIndustrial Equipment NewsMorning Ag Clips

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University
Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University
Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

China on track for $31 billion in U.S. Ag imports over 12 months

By: Successful Farming - November 13, 2020

While China may not meet the first-year target under the “phase one” trade agreement, it is buying huge amounts of U.S. food, agriculture, and seafood products that could total $31 billion over 12 months, said Iowa State economist Wendong Zhang at a farm conference on Thursday. Neither Zhang nor Ohio State professor Ian Sheldon said they expected the Biden administration to roll back U.S. tariffs on China in the near term.

Phase one is based on the calendar year, said former USDA chief economist Joe Glauber, so “the clock started in January.” It will be difficult, he said, for China to satisfy the import target in that time span. “Maybe” it could tally $31 billion in a 12-month period, Glauber said.

Read more on: Successful Farming

Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rebecca Boehm, Union of Concerned Scientists

Biden urged to revisit USDA researchers' relocation

By: Greenwire - November 16, 2020

"We need to know if this is working or not," Boehm told E&E News. Among other issues, she said, her group is interested in how USDA is meeting diversity goals, because most of the hires in Kansas City appear to be male.

Read more on: Greenwire

Brandon McFadden, University of Delaware

Experts weigh in on food and climate change: 'There's a lot of unlearning that needs to happen'

By: Mashable - November 19, 2020

McFadden believes providing customers with clear information about the environmental impact of foods before buying could help better inform consumer decision-making. Ultimately, however, he believes the problem of food and climate change comes down to a collective action problem. "My individual action doesn't make a big difference— I need other people to do it with me for it to matter." 

Read more on: Mashable

Iain Fraser, University of Kentucky

  • New research finds UK consumers highly value EU food safety standards
    By: Feed Navigator - November 13, 2020
  • Research confirms UK consumers' dislike for US food production methods
    By: The Scottish Farmer - November 14, 2020
  • UK public ready to pay to avoid hormones in beef and chlorinated chicken
    By: Food Safety News - November 17, 2020

Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri

The Check-In: Who is America Now?

By: KBIA Radio - November 13, 2020

Our guests today:
Corinne Valdivia, an MU professor of agricultural economics who specializes in immigration, integration, and rural development

Read more on: KBIA Radio

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University
Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University
Xi He, Iowa State University

New opportunities for agricultural trade with China

By: Morning Ag Clips - November 17, 2020

Trade relations with China continue to be one of the biggest issues affecting the agricultural markets, and an economist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says recent events point toward opportunity for both countries.

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

Kate Fuller, Montana State University
Eric Belasco, Montana State University

Federal Relief Projected To Be One Third U.S. Net Farm Income In 2020

By: Montana Public Radio - November 17, 2020

“The thing that I’m paying a lot of attention to is that in 2020, government payments are projected to be one third of U.S. net farm income,” Fuller said during a seminar on Nov. 13.

MSU Associate professor Eric Belasco says the highest number of claims were along the Hi-Line while the highest claim amounts went to large ranches in places like Beaverhead County and southeast Montana.

Read more on: Montana Public Radio

Ian Sheldon, Iowa State University
Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Ohio State Agriculture Policy and Outlook Conference – Day Three Recap

By: Ohio's Country Journal - November 13, 2020

Dr. Ian Sheldon, Professor and Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy, in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics began the program by discussing the impact of the pandemic on global and U.S. Trade.

Dr. Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist at Iowa State University, followed with a presentation about Agricultural Transformations in China and its Global Trade Implications.

Read more on: Ohio's Country Journal

George Norton, Virginia Tech

Rural communities often left behind when economic development comes to town

By: Augusta Free Press - November 13, 2020

“We’ve reduced poverty and malnutrition significantly over the last 40 years or so but there are many people being left behind and a lot of it has to do with insufficient institutional change,” said Norton, a professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Read more on: Augusta Free Press

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Iowa State Report Says China's Phase One Ag Purchases Will Top $31B

By: Brownfield Ag News - November 18, 2020

“Even though this number is still lower than the promised value of around 35 to 36 billion dollars, if realized, this will be the highest watermark—the highest quantity—that we have ever sold to China,” Zhang says.

Read more on: Brownfield Ag News

Cheryl DeVuyst, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State's Lambert named 2020 Whatley Award recipient

By: The Ada News - November 14, 2020

“Faculty typically do not publish as many seminal papers when working with impact-driven multidisciplinary teams, but Dr. Lambert has published 153 peer-reviewed research articles, including 10 during 2019 alone,” said Cheryl DeVuyst, head of the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics. “Dayton’s ability to interact with faculty across disciplines and institutions has increased the visibility, impact and reputation of OSU and benefited all of Oklahoma.” 

Read more on: The Ada News

John Hewlett, University of Wyoming
Jay Parsons, University Nebraska-Lincoln

Extension webinar to cover evaluation of risk management alternatives

By: KRVN & KTIC - November 16, 2020

Presenters include John Hewlett, ranch and farm management specialist at the University of Wyoming, and Jay Parsons, professor and farm and ranch management specialist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics. Both are members of the national RightRisk Education Team, which has worked for nearly 20 years to develop tools to assist agricultural managers in their decision-making.

Read more on: KRVN & KTIC

Jim Jansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Extension to host workshops

By: Fremont Tribune - November 17, 2020

The presentation will be led by extension land specialists Allan Vyhnalek, Austin Duerfeldt, Glennis McClure and Jim Jansen. They will address common agricultural landlord and tenant topics, including equitable rental rates, managing and adjusting farmland leases, landlord-tenant communication, pasture leasing and other land management considerations.

Read more on: Fremont Tribune

Gregory Colson, University of Georgia

D.W. Brooks lecturer at UGA espouses innovation

By: Albany Herald - November 17, 2020

Gregory Colson, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, received the D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has developed hands-on experiments and games for his classes to reinforce the material and give students a tangible experience to complement his teachings on economic theory.

Read more on: Albany Herald

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