Monday, October 25, 2021

Members in the News: Lusk, Kolodinsky, Khanna, Fang, Anderson, Gundersen, Boughton, Dorfman, Peng, Hu, Adjemian, Holcomb, Malone, Sexton, et al.

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

  • Grocery prices are rising. Here are 5 ways to save at the store
    By: Today - October 14, 2021
  • Holiday ham or turkey on the menu? Best shop early
    By: News 10 - October 20, 2021

Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

School cafeterias hurting from supply chain issues and prices hikes

By: NBC News - October 18, 2021

According to a recent survey of 1,400 school nutrition directors, nearly all are concerned about supply chain issues and 90 percent about staffing shortages. School cafeterias face an additional challenge of meeting USDA nutritional guidelines to get government funding while staying on budget.

Read more on: NBC News

Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Di Fang, University of Arkansas
John Anderson, University of Arkansas

Arkansas researchers receive part of $10 million federal agriculture grant

By: Talk Business & Politics - October 14, 2021

“Forage-based agricultural production has always been important to the agricultural economy in Arkansas,” John Anderson, head of the agricultural economics and agribusiness department, said. “This project will provide a tremendous opportunity to explore innovative ways to improve the productivity of forage-based production systems as well as to capture additional environmental and social benefits from those systems.”

Fang said her work will “estimate consumers’ and society’s valuation of agricultural products generated from diverse perennial circular systems as well as identifying and evaluating key health and social benefits of diverse perennial circular systems.”

Read more on: Talk Business & Politics

Craig Gundersen, Baylor University

A spiritual calling to help the hungry brought Craig Gundersen to Baylor’s Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty

By: Baptist News Global - October 19, 2021

Conquering food insecurity is not only one of the key social issues of our time but should be a top priority for people of faith, said Craig Gundersen, a leading expert on the subject who recently joined the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.

Read more on: Baptist News Global

Duncan Boughton, Michigan State University

Myanmar's hidden hunger

By: The New Humanitarian - October 19, 2021

“To overlook the food-insecure rural households in the Delta and Dry Zones would be to overlook almost half the food-insecure rural households in Myanmar,” said Duncan Boughton, a professor of agricultural, food, and resource economics at Michigan State University who was also part of the team behind the IFPRI paper. 

Read more on: The New Humanitarian

Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia

Kun Peng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zhepeng Hu, China Agricultural University
Michael Adjemian, University of Georgia

Soybean futures held early COVID warning

By: Morning Ag Clips & Herald News - October 20, 2021

Global financial markets collapsed in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. But weeks earlier, soybean futures had already started providing an early warning sign of troubles ahead. Soybean futures were "the canary in the coal mine,” according to a team of agricultural economists from the University of Illinois, who studied soybean, corn, and wheat market trading in early 2020.

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips & Herald News

Rodney Holcomb, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma’s Small Meat Processors- OSU’s Rodney Holcomb Looks Ahead

By: Oklahoma Farm Report - October 15, 2021

At this year’s Rural Economic Outlook Conference at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Rodney Holcomb, agricultural economics professor at OSU, told Radio Oklahoma’s own KC Sheperd that in Oklahoma, the local food movement had small, local processing facilities backed up before COVID crippled processing capacity at the large plants.

Read more on: Oklahoma Farm Report

Trey Malone, Michigan State University
Richard Sexton, University of California, Davis

Pork is already super expensive. This new animal-welfare law could push prices higher

By: WSMV - October 11, 2021

Within California, the law could lead to a decline in the number of options, result in fewer niche offerings, and could make certain pork products too expensive for lower-income people, further limiting their access to proper nutrition, said Michigan State University agricultural economist Trey Malone.

"There may be a brief period of disruption [when the regulations start Jan. 1], but nothing like the apocalyptic predictions of significant long-term shortages or drastically higher prices," Richard J. Sexton, report co-author and distinguished professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, told CNN Business.

Read more on: WSMV

Jana Hilsenroth, University of Florida
Lurleen Walters, University of Florida
Kelly Grogan, University of Florida
Tara Wade, University of Florida
Anna Josephson, University of Arizona
Zoë Plakias, The Ohio State University

Leah Palm Forster, University of Delaware
Simanti Banerjee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Applied Economics Perspectives & Policy

Past, Present, and Future: Status of Women and Minorities in Agricultural and Applied Economics

By: WBOC, Manhattan Week, Magazines Today, News Blaze, Seed Daily, Next Wave Group, Sangri Times, One News Page, News Channel Nebraska, & KTVN - October 15, 2021

The last efforts to track diversity, equity, and inclusion in the agricultural and applied economic fields were more than two decades ago. Recent research shows data from a new survey collected by the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) and the Committee on the Opportunities and Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics (COSBAE) and supported by the AAEA Trust to provide an updated snapshot of the status of underrepresented and historically underserved groups in agricultural and applied economics, and further quantify faculty diversity using the Shannon's Diversity Index, capture sentiments regarding departmental culture, and document sexual harassment and discrimination experience within the profession.

Read more on: WBOCManhattan Week, Magazines Today, News Blaze, Seed Daily, Next Wave Group, Sangri Times, One News Page, News Channel Nebraska, & KTVN


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