Monday, June 28, 2021

Members in the News: Gomez, Zhang, Gallardo, McCluskey, Schweizer, Ellison, Curtis, Tonsor, Schroeder, Lusk, Kalambokidis, Van Deynze, Swinton, et al.

Miguel Gomez, Cornell University

Farmers getting a smaller slice of the grocery pie, but Australia's far gate value soars to record highs

By: ABC News - June 23, 2021

Cornell University's Dr Miguel Gomez said in that time food prices had risen and more businesses were taking a cut than before. "If you look at this 50 years ago, (the farmer's share of consumer spending) was about 40 to 50 per cent in most countries and today it's just 16 per cent. Prices of food have increased with inflation," he said.

Read more on: ABC News

Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University

Tourists willing to drive farther and spend more for cleaner lakes

By: The Gazette - June 21, 2021

The newest version of the Iowa lakes survey, done in 2019 and 2020, hasn’t been released yet by the state DNR, but Wendong Zhang, an assistant professor in economics from ISU, shared highlights Wednesday in a virtual presentation.

Read more on: The Gazette

Karina Gallardo, Washington State University
Jill McCluskey, Washington State University

People will pay more for 'clean label' ready-to-eat meals with fewer ingredients, study finds

By: National Post - June 18, 2021

“Clean label definitely gives this idea that yes, this product is as natural as it can possibly be,” says Karina Gallardo, a Washington State University (WSU) professor of economics and author of a new study examining consumer preferences in the journal Agribusiness.

In the study, Gallardo, fellow WSU economist Jill McCluskey and Kara Grant, an economist at Missouri Western University, found that people will pay more for ready-to-eat meals containing few ingredients. What’s more, many are inclined to buy clean label foods made with new technologies that help limit the use of artificial or chemical components.

Read more on: National Post

Heidi Schweizer, North Carolina State University

Replacing just-in-time with just-in-case

By: The Western Producer - June 10, 2021

“Firms are holding more inventory, so instead of holding one week’s worth of inventory, they might hold one month’s,” said Heidi Schweizer, an economist at North Carolina State University.

Read more on: The Western Producer

Brenna Ellison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Smaller plates help reduce food waste in campus dining halls

By: Environmental News Bits - June 21, 2021

Shifting from round to oval plates with a smaller surface area can significantly reduce food waste in dining halls, says Brenna Ellison, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) and co-author on the study.

Read more on: Environmental News Bits

Kynda Curtis, Utah State University

Severe drought increases tribal water woes

By: Native America Calling - June 22, 2021

Scientists have deemed the current drought in the western states a “megadrought.” That’s because the extreme dry conditions have already lasted two decades and there’s no end in sight. The U.S. Drought Monitor calls it the worst on record. The resulting constrictions on surface and ground water is creating hardships for Native farmers and ranchers. It’s also further endangering salmon and other wildlife important to tribes.

Read more on: Native America Calling

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

Checkoff-Funded Meat Demand Research at Kansas State University Reveals Consumer Protein Preferences and Purchase Patterns

By: Perishable News - June 21, 2021

For Dr. Tonsor, curiosity about consumer meat and food demand just comes naturally. While growing up on a hog farm in Missouri, Dr. Tonsor quickly developed an interest in agricultural markets and pursued that interest. Today, Dr. Tonsor is a professor in the Agricultural Economics department at Kansas State University where he also executes and authors the MDM project.

Read more on: Perishable News

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Ted Schroeder, Kansas State University
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Beef's Market-Share Muscle

By: Progressive Farmer - June 21, 2021

The study was authored by KSU agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and Ted Schroeder, and Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. It included a nationwide survey of more than 3,000 consumers, with nearly 70% identifying as regular meat consumers and the remainder identifying as alternative dieters, such as vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, etc.

Read more on: Progressive Farmer

Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota

Latest tax collection report reveals the state of Minnesota is pretty much rolling in cash

By: MinnPost - June 11, 2021

The Legislature can’t spend that money in the budget currently under discussion — State Economist Laura Kalambokidis calls it “revenues in excess of forecast,” not a surplus — but it suggests that there will be another large revenue surplus when the state balances the books for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. It also is likely that a large projected surplus will appear when the next official spending and revenue forecast is produced, in November.

Read more on: MinnPost

Braeden Van Deynze, University of Washington
Scott Swinton, Michigan State University
David Hennessy, Michigan State University
American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Herbicide-resistant weeds threaten conservation ag

By: Morning Ag Clips - June 18, 2021

In a new study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Braeden Van Deynze (now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington), Scott Swinton (MSU), and David Hennessy (MSU), examined the herbicide and tillage records of thousands of soybean farmers across the United States. The researchers found that where herbicide-resistant weeds are more common, farmers are less likely to utilize conservation tillage practices.

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

Trey Malone, Michigan State University

Fast-food restaurants can reopen their Michigan dining rooms - here's why many haven't

By: MLive - June 22, 2021

People are excited to eat out again after 15 months of takeout and drive-thru, Malone said. But early reopeners have stumbled on a new problem: Customers don’t know which fast-food restaurants are open inside.

Read more on: MLive

Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

  • Bees are in tune to Oklahoma weather
    By: 2 News Oklahoma - June 25, 2021
  • Have you heard the buzz? Oklahoma welcomes backyard beekeepers
    By: The Oklahoman - June 19, 2021


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