Monday, October 4, 2021

Members in the News: Holcomb, Lusk, Taylor, Stevens, Jaenicke, Yu, Durand-Morat, Goetz, Offutt, McCluskey, Schnitkey, Paulson, Zulauf, Guan, et al.

Rodney Holcomb, Oklahoma State University
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Fall may bring more grocery shortages. Here's what to expect

By: Today & NBC 5 - September 29, 2021

Rodney Holcomb, a food economist at Oklahoma State University, told TODAY in an email that we can expect to see a shortage of canned foods, but that this has to do more with the container than the actual food.

What types of foods could be affected? Jayson L. Lusk, a distinguished professor and head of the department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, said anything that's packaged in aluminum — not only canned vegetables and soups, but also drinks, like soda, teas and other beverages.

Read more on: Today & NBC 5

Mykel Taylor, Auburn University

Farmland Values on a Rocket Ship

By: Successful Farming - September 29, 2021

“These smaller parcels are being bought up by people who want to move out of the bigger cities. That’s a COVID-driven thing,” says Mykel Taylor with the Auburn University Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology in Alabama. “People didn’t spend their money last year during COVID like they had been, and now they are bidding like crazy on these smaller tracts. That’s bringing up some of the values, even as the average acreage (per sale) is down.”

Read more on: Successful Farming

Andrew Stevens, University of Wisconsin

Why Americans Eat So Much Meat - Cheddar Explains

By: Cheddar via YouTube - September 28, 2021

Watch video on: Cheddar via YouTube

Danielle Ufer, USDA-Economic Research Service
David Ortega, Michigan State University
Christopher Wolf, Cornell University
Applied Economic Perspective & Policy

Sometimes, more labelling works

By: Hoard's Dairyman - September 30, 2021

The study, which was published in Applied Economic Perspective & Policy, also simulated if that consumer preference resulted in greater market share than products that offered fewer traits than the comprehensive label. Again, the redundant labels proved valuable, as the researchers concluded that it could help organic participants recapture 3% to 7% of the market from products that only offer non-GMO or animal welfare standards.

Read more on: Hoard's Dairyman

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

  • Could There Be Food Shortages This Fall? This Is What You Need To Know
    By: What's New 2 Day - October 1, 2021
  • Grocery store prices on the rise, how you can save at the store
    By: Fox 59 - September 28, 2021

Alvaro Durand-Morat, University of Arkansas

UArk Studies Profit Potential of Farming Organic Rice

By: Public News Service - September 24, 2021

Alvaro Durand-Morat, assistant professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness at the university, said only a handful of the 100 organic rice farmers in the country are based in Arkansas. One barrier to entry is the lack of information on how the organic rice market operates.

Read more on: Public News Service

Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University

Hunger in 2020 Sharply Affected Even Middle-Class Americans

By: Flagler Live - September 25, 2021

Americans in households with annual incomes from $50,000 to $75,000 experienced the sharpest increase in food insufficiency when the COVID-19 pandemic began – meaning that many people in the middle class didn’t have enough to eat at some point within the previous seven days, according to our peer-reviewed study that will soon be published in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Read more on: Flagler Live

Susan Offutt, DCL Consulting
Jill McCluskey, Washington State University

Researchers Study Womens Impact on Agricultural Economics

By: Capital Press & The Blue Mountain Eagle - September 28, 2021

“We were just thinking about all of the impacts women have made in agricultural economics,” McCluskey said. “I feel like many of them have been unrecognized. We also wanted to point out that adding diversity to the field can make it more creative, more relevant and even more rigorous.”

“The women who joined wanted to study those topics,” Offutt said. “We argue that without the momentum the discipline gained by having a significant number of students that wanted to look at those issues, it would have remained much more narrowly focused, and we think not as relevant to national policy.”

Read more on: Capital Press & The Blue Mountain Eagle

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nick Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

Evaluating impact of House Ways & Means tax change proposals

By: Michigan Farm News - September 20, 2021

New details for a potential $3.5 trillion spending and tax package were released by the House Ways & Means Committee on Sept. 13, 2021, including a proposal for funding new policies advanced by Democrats. This package includes proposals for several changes to the tax code intended to generate additional tax revenues.

Read more on: Michigan Farm News

Zhengfei Guan, University of Florida

Tomato Trade with Mexico Could Cost U.S. Growers

By: Michigan Ag Connection - September 24, 2021

Guan just published a study on the consequences of intensifying Mexican competition for American growers. The market positions of Mexican and domestic tomato industries completely reversed over the past 20 years. Mexico now dominates the U.S. market, with three times more market share than the domestic industry. That change sparked Guan’s interest in pursuing the new study.

Read more on: Michigan Ag Connection

Kristiana Hansen, University of Wyoming

UW Extension bulletin looks at impacts on Wyoming Colorado River Basin

By: Wyoming Tribune Eagle - September 23, 2021

“For example, if a producer receives compensation for irrigating fewer acres in a DM program, they might buy a new truck and/or hire less help for harvest,” said Hansen, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “These impacts are measured in terms of changes in jobs and income that would occur, directly or indirectly, as a result of implementing a DM program.”

Read more on: Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Larry Van Tassell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Conservation practices contribute to productivity of state crop harvests

By: The Grand Herald Independent - September 22, 2021

Larry Van Tassell, director of the Center for Agricultural Profitability, attributed the increase in cover crop use, in part, to the rising recognition of their ecological advantages and government incentives for producers.

Read more on: The Grand Herald Independent

Micah Cameron-Harp, Kansas State University
Nathan Hendricks, Kansas State University

Carbon credits provide opportunity

By: Great Bend Tribune - September 25, 2021

“There are starting to be a few more concrete opportunities for producers to sign up for carbon credits, and especially some opportunities in Kansas right now,” said Micah Cameron-Harp, who is a graduate student in agricultural economics.    

“They’re making corporate pledges to reduce how much they’re emitting,” said KSRE agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks. “They’re going to reduce their emissions, but in order to get to their goals, they’re going to buy some offsets.

Read more on: Great Bend Tribune

James Mintert, Purdue University
Nathanael Thompson, Purdue University

Area farmers begin harvesting amid price slump

By: Kokomo Tribune - September 28, 2021

James Mintert, director of Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture, said the major reason for the price drop stems from Hurricane Ida, which decimated shipping ports along the Gulf Coast and stopped all exports of crops.

Nathanael Thompson, an associate professor in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics, said another good source of income could be selling corn to ethanol plants, which are bidding 30% to 50% higher than last year.

Read more on: Kokomo Tribune

Josh Maples, Mississippi State University

Webinars to address cattle-raising climate

By: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette - September 26, 2021

Scheduled topics and speakers for the webinars include:
"Using Price Risk Management in Cow/Calf Production" -- Josh Maples, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University.

Read more on: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette


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