Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Members in the News: Wilde, Wang, Gundersen, Plastina, Tonsor, Lichtenberg, Zheng, Villacis, Bir, Anderson, Ribera, Whitacre, & Batabyal

Parke Wilde, Tufts University

Democratic lawmakers aim to make Biden's summer food program for kids permanent

By: NBC News - May 26, 2021

“Nutrition assistance programs have a long history of bipartisan support, but for approximately the last five years that tradition has frayed. Just like with everything in U.S. politics, it has become highly partisan," Wilde said. “The next round of policy on this is only likely to pass with mainly Democratic support.”

Read more on: NBC News

Holly Wang, Purdue University

Holly Wang on the rise of plant based meat in China

By: CGTN America via YouTube - May 20, 2021

Plant based meat sales are growing in China. CGTN's Elaine Reyes discusses the trending food and healthy eating with Holly Wang, a Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University. May 20, 2021. 

Read more on: CGTN America via YouTube

Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Why so many Americans are struggling to feed themselves

By: Britian News - May 21, 2021

Craig: In 2019, to be more precise about this, there was about 35 million Americans who were food insecure. Now due to COVID, what we're projecting is that they'll probably be an increase in food insecurity. So we anticipate that probably about this has risen to about, between 40 and 45 million Americans are food insecure.

Read more on: Britian News

Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University

ISU economist is 1st Farm Foundation agricultural economics fellow

By: Wallaces Farmer - May 26, 2021

The Agricultural Economics Fellowship is a new program designed to nurture a promising leader in the field. Plastina will be engaged with Farm Foundation for one year, during which he will have the opportunity to provide thought leadership through publications and speaking appearances, expand his professional network and manage high-visibility projects.

Read more on: Wallaces Farmer

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

Join Us for Farm Journal Field Days: Cattle Premiums Edition

By: Farm Journal - May 20, 2021

Glynn Tonsor, professor with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, will share insights on how alternative proteins will change the future demand for beef products.

Read more on: Farm Journal

Erik Lichtenberg, University of Maryland

Researchers collaborate across disciplines to characterize the economics and value of pollination

By: Phys.org - May 20, 2021

"Many people don't realize that honey bees are not native to the U.S., or that they are actually a form of agricultural livestock rented out largely for their  services," says Erik Lichtenberg, professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UMD. 

Read more on: Phys.org

Yuqing Zheng, University of Kentucky

Study: Grocery taxes increase likelihood of food insecurity

By: Mirage - May 20, 2021

Jason Zhao, M.S. ’19, a Ph.D. student at Dyson, is a co-author of “Putting Grocery Food Taxes on the Table: Evidence for Food Security Policy-Makers,” which published this month in the journal Food Policy. The lead author is Yuqing Zheng, associate professor of agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky and former research associate under Kaiser at Cornell.

Read more on: Mirage

Alexis Villacis, Arizona State University

Chocolate and Food Systems

By: Arizona Food Industry Journal - May 2021

Despite the changes suffered by the national food industry during 2020 as a result of the pandemic, the latest report of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) estimates that annual chocolate sales increased by 4.2% when compared to 2019. Chocolates were consumed more often than pre-pandemic by almost one third of consumers.

Read more on: Arizona Food Industry Journal

Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

OSU researchers look at meat plants post pandemic

By: Oklahoma Farm Report & Muskogee Phoenix - May 22, 2021

In a recently released study, Holcomb and Courtney Bir, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Oklahoma State University Extension specialist, tooa closer look at how COVID-19 forced meat processing plant shutdowns, increasing concerns in the current processing system. They evaluated the financial support and potential for an increase in small-scale processing. 

Read more on: Oklahoma Farm Report & Muskogee Phoenix

David Anderson, Texas A&M University
Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University

Higher food prices reflect variety of factors

By: The Marshall News Messenger - May 25, 2021

“We are already seeing consumers paying more for many grocery items, including beef, poultry and fish, as well as dairy items and a number of other household staples,” said David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Bryan-College Station.

“We’ve always had an advantage over other countries in our ability to move large quantities of agricultural commodities by inland waterways,” said Luis Ribera, AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station. An analysis by Ribera and others regarding soybean transportation throughout the U.S. showed 45% of the commodity moved via inland waterways, 35% moved by rail and 20% moved by truck.

Read more on: The Marshall News Messenger

Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University

Broadband program to help rural communities

By: Tahlequah Daily Press & McAlester News-Capital - May 26, 2021

Oklahoma State University agricultural economics professor Brian Whitacre’s studies in recent years have focused on the value of broadband connectivity to rural communities. Last year brought that research into stark contrast.

Read more on: Tahlequah Daily Press & McAlester News-Capital

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Staffing shortages lead some Rochester restaurants to limit hours, close on certain days

By: Rochester First - May 18, 2021

“This allows a lot of people, particularly people on the lower end of the wage spectrum, to say, ‘hey I am making almost as much, I can stay at home, I can maybe look after my kids, supervisor their remote learning and the risk of catching COVID is zero if I stay at home,’” said Amit Batabyal, a Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics at Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Read more on: Rochester First


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