Monday, May 17, 2021

Members in the News: Dall'Erba, Chen, Nava, Khanna, Sumner, Tonsor, Batabyal, Hart, McFadden, Davidson, Zhang, Mintert, Thomsen, Fang, Nayga, et al.

Sandy Dall'Erba, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zhangliang Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Noé Nava, 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Agricultural trade across US states can mitigate economic impacts of climate change

By: Farmers Advance - May 12, 2021

Agricultural producers deal firsthand with changing weather conditions, and extreme events such as drought or flooding can impact their productivity and profit. Climate change models project such events will occur more often in the future. But studies of the economic consequences of weather and climate on agriculture typically focus on local impacts only.

Read more on: Farmers Advance

Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Clean Power Plan repeal had economic and environmental consequences

By: Farmers Advance - May 12, 2021

“Our research takes a closer look at what greenhouse gas emission reductions would have been under the CPP, and what it would have cost for consumers and generators of electricity from all sources, including fossil fuels and renewable fuels,” says Madhu Khanna, distinguished professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at U of I and Sustainability Theme Leader in the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI).

Read more on: Farmers Advance

Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis
Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

Which rose first: the price of chicken or corn?

By: Marketplace - May 11, 2021

“So China has turned to U.S. corn, and that drives prices in the United States,” said agriculture professor Daniel Sumner at University of California, Davis.

Animals that eat this pricier grain are now costing more per head, said Glynn Tonsor, who teaches agricultural economics at Kansas State University.

Read more on: Marketplace

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Why Global Population Decline Could Be Bad for Humankind

By: The Globe Post - May 4, 2021

There is no doubt that a growing population comes with environmental challenges. However, a critical issue that the world appears to be confronting today is the opposite of what concerned Professor Ehrlich and many other doomsayers: a declining global population.

Read more on: The Globe Post

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

Iowa farmers calling it quits could increase, economists say

By: Power Links - May 10, 2021

Farmers have seen tougher financial years, said Chad Hart, ISU associate economics professor in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, but this year has been exacerbated by years of overproduction, market erosion tied to the Trump administration's tariff war with China, oil refinery waivers that have thrown Iowa's biofuels industry into chaos and uncertainty over crop development and maturity.

Read more on: Power Links

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Disruptions and possible futures for agriculture and food

By: Correio Braziliense & O Presente Rural - May 9, 2021

Scientists project important changes in the pattern of consumption and diets for the coming decades, with reduced demand for starchy or energy foods, and greater demand for noble proteins, vegetables and fruits (see American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 101: 383, 2019 ). 

Read more on: Correio Braziliense & O Presente Rural

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Brandon McFadden, University of Delaware
Kelly Davidson, University of Delaware

Researchers Analyze Consumer Preferences for Genetic Edits in the Fruit Industry

By: Mundo Agropecuario - May 2021

In a study published in  Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Brandon McFadden, Kelly Davidson, and John Bernard of the University of Delaware, as well as Brittany Anderton of iBiology, examined public attitudes toward gene editing.

Read more on: Mundo Agropecuario

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Market to Market (May 7, 2021)

By: Iowa PBS - May 7, 2021

“There are still a lot of issues for China to work through, but, if you look compared to five years ago, there is a lot more progress in this arena and the Chinese government has issued law prohibiting forced technology transfer. There’s also a lot of progress in terms of market access that, for several sectors that China no longer requires joint ventures… China is not moving backwards. China is becoming more open to the global markets and more following the global standards.” said Wendong.

Read more on: Iowa PBS

James Mintert, Purdue University

Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Monthly Corn and Soybean Outlook Webinar Series

By: WCSI & Hoosier Ag Today - May 9, 2021

“Offering updated outlook information in a monthly webinar format ensures this information will be more timely in an easily accessible format,” said James Mintert, professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture.

Read more on: WCSI & Hoosier Ag Today

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

Researchers find food insecurity heightens vulnerability to anxiety, depression during COVID-19 pandemic

By: Newton County Times - May 8, 2021

Families worried about having enough food during the COVID-19 pandemic are at three times the risk of experiencing anxiety or depression than those that have lost jobs, according to research by three Arkansas agricultural economists.

Read more on: Newton County Times

Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Webinar on economic recovery in ag planned with Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City VP

By: Fremont Tribune & The Northe Platte Telegraph - May 8, 2021

A Nebraska Extension webinar at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday will feature a presentation on economic recovery in U.S. agriculture by Nathan Kauffman, Omaha branch executive and vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Read more on: Fremont Tribune & The Northe Platte Telegraph


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