Monday, September 13, 2021

Members in the News: Gundersen, Taylor, Rucker, Liu, Irwin, Khanna, Chen, Zipp, Kolodinsky, MacDonald, Richards, Manfredo, Batabyal, Munisamy, et al.

Craig Gundersen, Baylor University

  • Government and charitable actions likely kept millions of Americans out of food insecurity during the pandemic
    By: The Conversation - September 8, 2021
  • Vast Expansion in Aid Kept Food Insecurity From Growing Last Year
    By: The New York Times - September 8, 2021

Mykel Taylor, Auburn University

Farmers urged to share the wealth with landowners, economist says

By: Successful Farming - September 7, 2021

Just as certain, however, is that grain prices will eventually decline. Farmers who locked in high cash rents during the boom times may be stuck with unprofitable leases when the market does fall. It’s one of the pitfalls of cash rent agreements, says Mykel Taylor, the Alfa Endowed Eminent Scholar in agricultural economics at Auburn University.

Read more on: Successful Farming

Randy Rucker, Montana State University

Wild Horse Adoption Saves Taxpayer Monday and Reduces Ecosystem Damage

By: Northern Ag Network - August 26, 2021

Record droughts in the West are causing the Biden administration to rapidly round up and move wild horses off public rangelands. Facing an increased risk of death from lack of water and forage, the Bureau of Land Management recently announced it is planning to remove more than 6,000 additional animals from the range by the end of next month and place them in off-range holding facilities. That’s in addition to nearly 1,200 animals that have already been gathered through emergency actions this year.

Read more on: Northern Ag Network

Yangxuan Liu, University of Georgia

Stay Aware Of Market Risk

By: Cotton Farming - September 1, 2021

Fuel is running out for the continued cotton prices. The weather conditions this year favor U.S. cotton production across the Cotton Belt. We could end up with a higher production level than expected with continuing favorable weather for the rest of the season. Whenever there is an increase in supply, cotton prices tend to trend down.

Read more on: Cotton Farming

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Using Preliminary August FSA Data to Project Final 2021 Planted Acreage for Corn and Soybeans

By: - September 3, 2021

Each year the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides estimates of planted acreage of corn and soybeans in the U.S. These estimates provide important fundamental information about potential crop size and have important implications for the price of corn and soybeans. As a result, market participants spend considerable effort in forming expectations about the magnitude of these acreage estimates.

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Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Luoye Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Katherine Zipp, Pennsylvania State University

Marginal Land Available for Bioenergy Crops Scarcer Than Estimated

By: Michigan Ag Connection - September 7, 2021

Land is the planet's limiting resource. We need land for food, biofuel, feed, ecosystem services, and more. But all land is not equal. Concerns about diverting land under food/feed crops to biofuel feedstocks have led to interest in using marginal land to produce these dedicated bioenergy crops for advanced biofuels.

Read more on: Michigan Ag Connection

Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

Closure of Bakersfield market leaves town with limited food options

By: VT Digger - September 6, 2021

Jane Kolodinsky, an economist and food researcher at the University of Vermont, said many small, rural stores were already hanging on by a thread before the pandemic — and the past year-and-a-half brought challenges that could be insurmountable.

Read more on: VT Digger

James MacDonald, University of Maryland

Tyson, Perdue Farms Shell Out $36 Million To Settle Antitrust Claims In Oklahoma Lawsuit

By: Harvest Public Media & KOSU - September 1, 2021

The lawsuit also alleges the chicken companies use Agri Stats, a data website, to share compensation data and suppress wages. James MacDonald, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Maryland, says Agri Stats is often featured in antitrust lawsuits against big meat processing companies. 

Read more on: Harvest Public Media & KOSU

Timothy Richards, Arizona State University
Mark Manfredo, Arizona State University

ASU Agribusiness Professor Named 2021 Fellow Of The Agricultural And Applied Economics Association

By: Patch - September 7, 2021

Tim Richards, a professor and the Marvin and June Morrison Endowed Chair in the Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey School of Business, was recognized in August as a 2021 Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, AAEA's most prestigious honor.

"There are few scholars in agricultural and applied economics today who are as productive, accomplished, well-rounded, respected and liked as Tim Richards," said Mark Manfredo, former chair and professor of agribusiness.

Read more on: Patch

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Unemployment benefits expired Sunday: Here’s what that means for New Yorkers

By: Rochester First - September 3, 2021

“They’ve managed to prevent very large numbers of Americans at the lower end of the income distribution from becoming absolutely destitute, they’re now able to pay rent, they’re now able to provide some modicum of support not only for themselves, but also their family members,” said Amit Batabyal, a Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Read more on: Rochester First

Gopinath Munisamy, University of Georgia

Florida Farmers Still Hurting Even After New Trade Agreement With Mexico, Canada

By: WSFU - September 3, 2021

"To assemble the data and figure out if it is Mexican prices that are making our life hard, or is it retailers choosing Mexican produce over American produce, you know, there are many questions in there," Munisamy says.

Read more on: WSFU

Rodrick Rejesus, North Carolina State University

Crop insurance disincentive to sustainability efforts

By: KMA Land - August 31, 2021

Crop insurance serves as a disincentive for farmers to adopt climate-change mitigation measures, according to a new study by researchers at North State University. If insurance will compensate for crop losses due to drought or severe weather, a farmer may not want to pay extra for climate-change adaptation efforts, said Rod Rejesus, a professor of agricultural and resource economics at North Carolina State and the study’s corresponding author.

Read more on: KMA Land

Shuoli Zhao, University of Kentucky
Bhagyashree Katare, Purdue University
Maria Marshall, Purdue University
Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri

Study finds Americans value more options when it comes to COVID-19 testing

By: WTVQ - September 2, 2021

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is essential to tracking the virus’ spread and helping individuals, families and communities recover from the pandemic, but people have to be willing to take the test.

Read more on: WTVQ

Richard Sexton, University of California, Davis
Hanbin Lee, University of California, Davis
Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis

Californians will pay more for pork under Prop. 12

By: Imperial Valley Press & Sierra Sun Times - September 2, 2021

California’s Proposition 12 will soon require farms to add space for certain farm animals, including breeding pigs, or mother sows. As the January 2022 date for full implementation of Prop. 12 approaches, some pundits warn of upcoming bacon shortages and up to 60 percent higher pork prices, while others downplay any negative effects on Californians.

Read more on: Imperial Valley Press & Sierra Sun Times

Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky

Some farming practices can qualify for carbon credits

By: The News-Enterprise - September 7, 2021

Jordan Shockley, a University of Kentucky agricultural economist, conducted a study on how much money Kentucky farmers could expect to make from the carbon market. He found that a 100-acre corn and soybean farmer in Hardin County could expect between $6-$21 per acre for no-till and cover crop practices.

Read more on: The News-Enterprise


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