Monday, February 8, 2021

Members in the News: Massey, Afesorgbor, Nmadu, Atallah, Zulauf, Orden, Schnitkey, McCluskey, Bellemare, Richards, & Orazem

Raymond Massey, University of Missouri

Value of Missouri Land Continues to Grow

By: Successful Farming - January 28, 2021

Buyers of farmland near metropolitan areas said expansion of broadband internet made these properties more attractive to investors, Massey says. COVID-19 also nudged some city dwellers to buy property in rural areas to build a house. Massey said this likely is a short-term phenomenon and should not factor into long-term land values in these areas.

Read more on: Successful Farming

Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor, University of Guelph

What Biden's presidency means for Canada-U.S. agri-food trade

By: The Conversation - January 31, 2021

Although international trade has long been affected by domestic politics, former U.S. president Donald Trump dramatically increased trade irritants between the United States and Canada. This was especially challenging in the agricultural sector where political interference in international trade is more prevalent than in the non-agricultural sector.

Read more on: The Conversation

Job Nmadu, Federal University of Technology, Minna

Don Seeks Change In Agric Programmes’ Entry Requirements In Universities

By: Independent - January 28, 2021

Prof. Job Nmadu, National President of Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists, commended Nwajiuba for his immense contributions to Agricultural Economics in Nigeria, noting that his research efforts in the field was ‘evidential’.

Read more on: Independent

Shadi Atallah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indigenous tribe that worships tigers helps protect the species

By: & Eurasia Review - January 29, 2021

The Soligas tribe in the Western Ghats of India reveres the Bengal tiger. Their coexistence in India's Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve has helped the tiger population flourish, says Shadi Atallah, a natural resource economist in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois.

Read more on: & Eurasia Review

Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University
David Orden, Virginia Tech
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Concentration and Diversification in World Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Exports

By: - February 2, 2021

Export restraints, including taxes and embargos, are a food security risk for importers.  Diversification of sources is one way to manage the risk.  Since the early 1990s, a marked decline in the US share of world corn, soybean, and wheat exports has been accompanied by a diversification of corn and wheat export sources but little diversification of soybean export sources.

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Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
Timothy Richards, Arizona State University

Jill McCluskey named editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

By: Fruit Growers News & Vegetable Growers News - February 1, 2021

Helping share and expand knowledge of the economics of food, agriculture, and natural resources, Jill McCluskey, Regents Professor and Director of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, is the newest editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE).

Read more on: Fruit Growers News & Vegetable Growers News

Peter Orazem, Iowa State University

New study looks at success of business start-ups in rural towns

By: Farm World - February 1, 2021

The study’s researchers examined data consistently collected over two decades on a sample of 98 typical small Iowa towns that don’t share a border with a metropolitan city. Since 2000, the only areas that consistently added new firms and increased employment were metropolitan areas,” said Peter Orazem, ISU professor of economics, who led the study.

Read more on: Farm World

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