Monday, May 10, 2021

Members in the News: Batabyal, Ortiz-Bobea, Yu, Jaenicke, Sumner, Bir, Taheripour, Shew, Malone, Staples, Thomsen, Fang, Nayga, and AJAE

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

If China's middle class continues to thrive and grow, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

By: The Conversation - April 27, 2021

China’s large and impressive accomplishments over the past four decades have spurred scholars and politicians to debate whether the decline of the West – including the United States – as the world’s dominant political and economic force is inevitable amid the seemingly inexorable rise of the East.

Read more on: The Conversation

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University

NOAA releases warmer climate “normals” for the U.S.

By: Marketplace - May 4, 2021

“Climate change is operating as a headwind. And it’s really sort of slowing down the global agricultural productivity growth,” said Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, who teaches at Cornell University.

Read more on: Marketplace

American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Yang Yu, Montana State University
Edward Jaenicke, Pennsylvania State University

Food Waste Is The $400 Billion Problem Not Enough Of Us Are Talking About

By: Yahoo Style & Redbook - May 3, 2021

One study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average U.S. household wastes nearly 32 percent of its food, which results in a total annual cost of about $1,800 per household.

Read more on: Yahoo Style & Redbook

Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis

Organic Alfalfa Hay Cost Study Released

By: California Ag Today & Western Farm Press - May 4, 2021

In 2019, organic dairy farms in California produced about 900 million pounds of milk — just over 2% of California milk output production, according to co-author Daniel Sumner, director of the UC Agricultural Issues Center and professor in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Read more on: California Ag Today & Western Farm Press

Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

Market recovery found among COVID-19 concerns

By: High Plains Journal - April 29, 2021

“The Oklahoma region is doing better than expected,” said Courtney Bir, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and OSU Extension specialist. “People are still concerned about travel, but they’re not so concerned about finding meat, milk, eggs and other food items at their local grocery stores. So even though we had a lot of barren shelves early in the pandemic, we seem to have bounced back, and that concern is now really low among COVID-related problems.”

Read more on: High Plains Journal

Farzad Taheripour, Purdue University

Gov. Holcomb vetoes bill about ethanol labels at gas stations, calls it 'unnecessary'

By: Indy Star - April 30, 2021

Some older cars may not be able to handle fuels blended with ethanol, said Farzad Taheripour, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. But as many as 90% of cars in the U.S. today can use it “with no problem,” he said. The EPA has approved E15 to be used in cars 2001 and newer.

Read more on: Indy Star

Aaron Shew, Arkansas State University

Shew expands spatial technologies focus to Fulbright, Bumpers, Division of Agriculture

By: Newton County Times - May 1, 2021

“We hope to be a valuable resource for scientists, agricultural stakeholders and the public in areas where spatial technologies are important tools for decision-making in the agriculture and food industries,” Shew said. “Over the next few years, my efforts will focus on building collaborative opportunities for research, education and outreach via the creation of an Agricultural Technology and Environmental Informatics hub within CAST.”

Read more on: Newton County Times

Trey Maone, Michigan State University
Aaron Staples, Michigan State University

Michigan ranks middle of the pack for beer regulations, data says

By: KPVI - May 5, 2021

The majority of beer regulations are handed down by the federal government, Trey Malone, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University (MSU), told The Center Square in a phone interview.

Malone co-authored the research with MSU Ph.D. candidate Aaron J Staples and Salisbury University Economics Professor Dustin Chambers.

Read more on: KPVI

Michael Thomsen, University of Arkansas
Di Fang, University of Arkansas
Rodolfo Nayga, University of Arkansas

Researchers recommend more assistance to people with food insecurity

By: Magnolia Reporter - May 5, 2021

“Our results suggest that COVID relief should place more focus on food assistance,” said Michael Thomsen, professor in the department of agricultural economics and agribusiness for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

Thomsen and his collaborators, Di Fang, assistant professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness in Bumpers College, and Rudy Nayga, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Tyson Chair in Food Policy Economics for the Agricultural Experiment Station and Bumpers College, conducted a survey of low-income Americans during the pandemic. They had more than 2,700 responses to the survey.

Read more on: Magnolia Reporter


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