Monday, February 1, 2021

Members in the News: Rousu, Corrigan, Belasco, Smith, Mitchell, Briggeman, Pendell, Boyle, Zhang, Hayes, Benami, Carter, Lusk, et al.

Matthew Rousu, Susquihanna University
Jay Corrigan, Kenyon University

How to Fix the Vaccine Rollout? Pay People to Get a Shot.

By: Barron's - January 21, 2021

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has been a fiasco. Drugmakers were able to produce safe and effective vaccines in record time, but states are struggling to quickly vaccinate the population. Nationally, only about half of all doses provided to the states have been administered.

Read more on: Barron's

Eric Belasco, Montana State University
Vincent Smith, Montana State University

The impact of policy design on payment concentration in ad hoc disaster relief: Lessons from the Market Facilitation and Coronavirus Food Assistance programs

By: American Enterprise Institute - January 28, 2021

Many industries have experienced catastrophic declines in revenues and profits because of the COVID-19 pandemic that to a greater or lesser extent have been mitigated by the provisions of emergency aid through the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Read more on: American Enterprise Institute

Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum speakers available to answer questions

By: Dairy Business - January 21, 2021

Paul Mitchell, UW–Madison professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute. Mitchell can discuss the status of Wisconsin’s farm economy, including the farm income and cost situation and outlook.

Read more on: Dairy Business

Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University

As interest rates drop and inflation rises, U.S. financial terms separate from traditional trouble indicators

By: Farm Talk - January 26, 2021

During a Kansas State University Risk and Profit Webinar, agricultural economics professor Brian Briggeman discussed the macroeconomic climate post-pandemic.

Read more on: Farm Talk

Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University

5 Tips for the next round of replacement heifers in your herd

By: Beef Magazine - January 27, 2021

Dr. Brad White, DVM and director of the BCI along with Dr. Dustin Pendell, professor of agricultural economics and Dr. Bob Larson, DVM and professor of production medicine gave these tips for using replacement heifers in your cattle herd.

Read more on: Beef Magazine

Kevin Boyle, Virginia Tech

New River Gorge Now A National Park And Preserve

By: National Parks Traveler - January 27, 2021

"I think adding 'National Park' to the name will add visitors to the area, which will increase economic activity for existing businesses and will create some jobs and new business opportunities," said Kevin Boyle, a professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech.

Read more on: National Parks Traveler

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

Will the US and China Play Nice Together?

By: Farm4Profit Podcast - January 25, 2021

Dr. Wendong Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University since August 2015. His research seeks to better understand U.S. farmland market, agricultural water conservation, and Chinese agriculture. Dr. Zhang is also affiliated with Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), where he co-founded the new ISU China Ag center jointly with Dr. Dermot Hayes in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 2017.

Read more on: Farm4Profit Podcast

Elinor Benami, Virginia Tech
Michael Carter, University of California, Davis

Advances in modeling and sensors can help farmers and insurers manage risk

By: - January 21, 2021

"The enthusiasm for agricultural insurance needs to be matched with an equally well-founded concern for making sure that novel insurance products perform and help, not hurt, farmers exposed to severe risk," said Elinor Benami, the lead social scientist of the review.

"Shocks that destroy incomes and assets have been shown to have irreversible consequences," said Michael Carter, a co-author of the review and an agricultural economist at the University of California, Davis.

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Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

  • Study: COVID Cost Indiana Food Sector $500M
    By: Inside Indiana Business & WOWO - January 25, 2021
  • Indiana’s food chain nearly decimated by spring shutdown
    By: 95.3 MNC - January 27, 2021

Tristan Skolrud, University of Saskatchewan

Sask. farmers brace for carbon tax impact; overall effects yet to be determined

By: Saskatoon Star Phoenix - January 26, 2021

Tristan Skolrud, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, said he has looked at the APAS numbers and isn’t ringing the alarm bell quite yet.

Read more on: Saskatoon Star Phoenix

James Mintert, Purdue University
Nathanael Thompson, Purdue University

Corn, soybeans enter demand market territory

By: High Plains Journal - January 21, 2021

Mintert said sellers could expect a strong basis through the end of July, after which basis forecasting becomes riskier. Nathan Thompson, assistant professor in the Department Of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, said the returns for stored soybeans “dwarfs anything I’ve seen” and that the current market had “no prior terms of reference.” Mintert said that while there could be some upside potential for holding onto stored beans, he warned sellers against holding them too long.

Read more on: High Plains Journal

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University 

Ag land values increase locally

By: Bellevue Herald-Leader - January 27, 2021

Wendong Zhang, an assistant professor in economics and extension economist at Iowa State, conducts the annual land value survey each year, based on reports by agricultural professionals knowledgeable of land market conditions, such as appraisers, farm managers, agricultural lenders, and actual land sales.  

Read more on: Bellevue Herald-Leader

Adam Rabinowitz, Auburn University

Hemp growers still face a number of questions in their communities

By: Albany Herald - January 21, 2021

A recently published article in the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics identified the concerns nearby residents may have with local hemp production and processing. The study was led by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty Benjamin Campbell and Julie Campbell in collaboration with Adam Rabinowitz at Auburn University.

Read more on: Albany Herald

Elliot Dennis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Webinar to focus on adding value to livestock through certification programs

By: Norfolk Daily News - January 25, 2021

Presenters will include Elliott Dennis, assistant professor of livestock marketing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Tom Brink, CEO of the Red Angus Association of America; and Andrew Dorn, global product marketing manager at Allflex Livestock Intelligence.

Read more on: Norfolk Daily News

Brady Brewer, Purdue University

Farmers; 'Good OUtlook for 2021 Season'

By: WLFI - January 25, 2021

Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, Brady Brewer, says there are multiple things to keep in mind that could affect how the 2021 crop season plays out.

Read more on: WLFI

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