Monday, May 3, 2021

Members in the News: Gundersen, Zhang, Gluaber, Smith, Sumner, Athearn, Benavidez, Bir, & Lusk

Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biden administration to launch largest summer food program in U.S. history

By: ABC News, She Knows, & WRCB - March 28, 2021

"If we're serious about alleviating food insecurity in our country, it doesn't come free. We have to pay money to reduce food insecurity," said Craig Gundersen, an agricultural and consumer economics professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who has studied the U.S. food benefit programs for more than two decades. "USDA has recognized in studies that this is a problem: Kids are going hungry over the summertime."

Read more on: ABC News, She Knows, & WRCB

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

  • Asia First: Wed. 28 April 2021
    By: CNA - April 28, 2021
    You may view this interview starting at 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • Most Iowans favor fertilizer tax to improve water quality, but farmers prefer recreation fees, new survey shows
    By: The Gazette - April 26, 2021

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

  • Stimulus aid could go to broadband
    By: Agri-Pulse - March 5, 2021
  • COVID-related labour costs, ag's super power, Sask's budget, and trade with China
    By: Real Agriculture - April 7, 2021

Martin Smith, Duke University

The Doorstep: Sustainability vs. Food Security in Our Oceans, with Duke University's Martin Smith

By: Carnegie Council - April 23, 2021

Globally where does our food come from? We tend to add up things like where do the calories come from and where does the protein come from. By that scale protein coming from the marine environment in total is relatively modest. More animal protein comes from terrestrial livestock like chickens, beef, pork, and so forth. Of course, most of our calories come from grain crops and row crops, things like corn, wheat, and so forth.

Read more on: Carnegie Council

Daniel Sumner, Texas A&M University

  • Organic alfalfa hay cost study released
    By: Morning Ag Clips - April 28, 2021
  • There's a New 'Organic' Food That Fights Global Warming
    By: Regina Leader Post - April 23, 2021

Kevin Athearn, University of Florida

Want to grow your own vegetable garden?

By: Morning Ag Clips - April 26, 2021

“There are lots of good reasons people have vegetable gardens,” said Kevin Athearn, a regional agent with UF/IFAS Extension who serves northeast Florida with programs in agricultural economics and farm business development. “Savings on your food bill can be one reason, but how do you know whether it costs you $1 per pound or $10 per pound to grow tomatoes? This guide will help you estimate your garden vegetable costs and savings.”

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

Justin Benavidez, Texas A&M University

Swisher County ag meeting set for April 29

By: My Plainview - April 23, 2021

At 9 a.m., Justin Benavidez, assistant professor and extension specialist agricultural economics for AgriLife, will speak on how to make a profit in today’s economy.

Read more on: My Plainview

Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

Appeal of produce photos rise with a few key words, OSU research finds

By: Muskogee Phoenix - April 24, 2021

When it comes to marketing produce, “local” is good … but also ambiguous, according to new research by Courtney Bir, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Oklahoma State University Extension specialist.

Read more on: Muskogee Phoenix

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Center for Animal Welfare Science’s virtual symposium to discuss lessons learned from COVID-19

By: The Lafayette Leader - April 26, 2021

“Animal agriculture industries have been hit hard by a battery of economic forces over the past year,” said Lusk, who will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on animal agriculture and future animal protein demand.

Read more on: The Lafayette Leader


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