Monday, June 7, 2021

Members in the News: Lusk, Mintert, McKenzie, Smith, AJAE, Frisvold, Belasco, Whitacre, Tonsor, Hayes, Rihn & Stevens

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

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    By: Market Watch - May 28, 2021
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    By: Fact Patrol - May 31, 2021 

James Mintert, Purdue University

  • AgriTalk - June 1, 2021PM
    By: AgriTalk - June 1, 2021
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    By: High Plains Journal - May 28, 2021

Andrew McKenzie, University of Arkansas
Aaron Smith, University of Tennessee

Supply chain stretched as I-40 bridge remains closed

By: Farm Progress - June 1, 2021

“Bottom line, the Mississippi River is hugely important to U.S. commodity supply chains related to exports,” McKenzie said. “When barge freight rates increase due to various demand and supply issues these higher costs are absorbed into price bids to farmers.” 

“Whether we’re talking about chemicals or fuel or fertilizer, once you get to the point of ‘I need it right now,’ there’s not a ton of options. You’re going subject to what’s available, and you’re probably going to be looking at higher prices,” said Aaron Smith, associate professor of agricultural economics with the University of Tennessee.  

Read more on: Farm Progress

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Disruptions and possible futures for agriculture and food

By: Portal do Agronegocia - June 2, 2021

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

Read more on: Portal do Agronegocia

George Frisvold, University of Arizona

Foreign Firms Sucking "Virtual" Water From American's Parched Southwest

By: Mother Jones - June 2, 2021

Buying farmland directly also allows these companies to guarantee long-term access to the crops—and water—they desire, said George Frisvold, a professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Arizona.

Read more on: Mother Jones

Eric Belasco, Montana State University

Big Beef Could Leave Food Supply Chain Vulnerable To Hackers

By: Boise State Public Radio - June 2, 2021

“I think there’s a concern in the cattle industry of putting all your eggs in just too few baskets,” said Eric Belasco, an agricultural economics professor at Montana State University.

Read more on: Boise State Public Radio

Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University

Millions In Tax Incentives Earmarked For Rural Broadband Expansion In Oklahoma

By: KOSU - May 27, 2021

“The bill itself is pretty clear that companies can only get reimbursed for equipment, if they go into areas that are right now unserved or underserved, meaning they don't have the official definition of broadband,” Whitacre said. “So I do think this will have a meaningful impact on getting broadband infrastructure out into rural Oklahoma.”

Read more on: KOSU

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

Meatless Monday comes for Memorial Day

By: The Spokes-Man Review - May 28, 2021

Still, just because consumers say they’re eating less meat doesn’t mean they necessarily are. “For several years in the U.S., there’s been surveys where you ask somebody, ‘are you going to reduce your meat consumption,’ and a lot of people will say yes,” said Glynn Tonsor, professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. “They think that’s the right answer, so they say ‘yes, I’m going to cut back.’ Often we do not see that matched with actual consumption data.”

Read more on: The Spokes-Man Review

Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

USDA rejects request for faster pork slaughterhouse speeds

By: KCCI, 12 News Now, CBS Minnesota, Our Quad Cities, Star Tribune, The Gazzette, & Messenger-Inquirer - May 22, 2021

The group earlier said the judge’s ruling will cut U.S. pork packing plant capacity by 2.5% and result in more than $80 million in reduced income for small hog farmers, according to an analysis conducted for the group by Iowa State University agricultural economist Dermot Hayes.

The impact on consumer prices for ham, pork chops and bacon isn’t immediately clear and will depend on how the industry responds. If the slower speeds cause processors to supply less pork to the market, “grocers and restaurants are left competing against each other for a small amount of pork, which would drive up wholesale and retail pork prices,” said Jayson Lusk, head of the department of agricultural economics at Purdue University.

Read more on: KCCI, 12 News Now, CBS Minnesota, Our Quad Cities, Star Tribune, The Gazzette, & Messenger-Inquirer

Alicia Rihn, University of Tennessee

Virtual Green Industry Day set for June 29

By: Knoxville Daily Sun - June 1, 2021

Four online sessions will be offered for industry professionals ranging from landscape contractors, arborists, garden center operators and nursery producers. Frank Hale, a professor in the Department of Entomology, and Bill Klingeman, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, will update attendees on how to combat flatheaded borers and other major insect pests. Alicia Rihn, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, will speak on pollinator friendly plants.

Read more on: Knoxville Daily Sun

Andrew Stevens, University of Wisconsin

Beef, pork production disrupted worldwide as largest producer recovers from cyberattack

By: Fox 5 New York - June 2, 2021

"We know that farmers produce animals, sold through a small number of processing facilities. This increases the amount of risk for disruptions," said Andrew Stevens, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Read more on: Fox 5 New York


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