Monday, November 22, 2021

Members in the News: Glauber, Vos, Kolodinsky, Lusk, Dall’Erba, Lim, Luitel, Mintert, Bir, & Carpenter

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

  • India's food security demands loom over upcoming WTO meeting
    By: Politico Pro - November 5, 2021
  • Time for new trade strategy
    By: Farm Futures - October 14, 2021
  • US supported agriculture to tune of almost 50% in 2020
    By: Irish Farmers Journal - October 6, 2021

Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

The infrastructure bill is on the president’s desk. What’s in it for rural America?

By: NPR Marketplace - November 15, 2021

For some local governments, Kolodinski said the infrastructure bill will provide the first opportunity to carry out big infrastructure projects like broadband expansion. 

“Some of these projects are going to be very successful, and probably others might flounder,” she said. “It’s up to the communities to really step up to this opportunity.”

Watch video on: NPR Marketplace

Rob Vos, IFPRI

Could Elon Musk really solve world hunger?

By: NPR Wisconsin Public Radio - November 3, 2021

How do we look at hunger? One way is people who don't have enough food (chronic hunger). Elon Musk has about 300 billion dollars. If he's willing to give it all away is great, but how do you take it to the right places. "There is a balancing act of government, regulatory frameworks, and social protections." You can't pay off world hunger because there are a lot of systems. Vos said, "We have to change behavior--what we eat, what we consume; producers--what we invest in; governments--where we put our money."

Read more on: NPR Wisconsin Public Radio

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Supply chain issues may muck up Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with higher meat prices and a Christmas tree shortage

By: Insider - November 16, 2021

"The meat price increases were initially caused by disruptions in supply when packing plants shuttered after workers contracted COVID19," Lusk explained in the post. "Packing has fully resumed, but there remain extra costs from socially distanced workers and the addition of personal protective equipment."

Read more on: Insider

Sandy Dall’Erba, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New ways to estimate climate change effects on agriculture

By: The Western Producer - November 10, 2021

“Statistical methods have been used to measure the impact of climate change on various economic outcomes, primarily on agriculture, since the early 1980s,” said Sandy Dall’Erba, professor in the U.S. Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and director of the Center for Climate, Regional, Environmental and Trade Economics.

Read more on: The Western Producer

Sunghun Lim, Texas Tech University

Structural transformation in the era of global agricultural value chains

By: VoxEU-CEPR - November 6, 2021

Today, the food we eat is increasingly delivered by global production systems that cross multiple borders. Wheat harvested in Argentina and Ukraine, for example, is processed into flour in Kazakhstan and Turkey, and then exported to make pasta in Italy and instant noodles in China in order to feed people across the world. Trade in agriculture and food has more than doubled in real terms since the early 1990s. Emerging and developing countries have become active participants in global markets, and they now account for about one-third of global agricultural trade.

Read more on: VoxEU-CEPR

Kishor Luitel, Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Researching Soil Solutions

By: WGNS Radio - November 17, 2021

Beyond tasting cheese, the economic impacts of implementing sustainable land management practices on crop productivity, milk quality and the producers will be analyzed by Kishor Luitel, assistant professor of agricultural economics.

“Milk quality depends on animal feed and feed quality depends upon soil health,” Luitel said.

Read more on: WGNS Radio

James Mintert, Purdue University

Shift from corn to soy acreage eyed as fertilizer costs skyrocket

By: High Plains Journal - November 12, 2021

There’s no question that the costs of all farm inputs, especially fertilizer, have skyrocketed. In a recent webinar, James Mintert, director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University, said that according to the latest figures in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, input costs for corn production had increased by $1 per bushel in one year; he called that increase “unprecedented.” Mintert cited a recently quoted price for anhydrous ammonia of $1,350 per ton. Phosphorus, potash and nitrogen prices have also increased.

Read more on: High Plains Journal

Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

Everyday Home Blog: Turkey tension? Keep supply chain disruption from ruining holiday

By: The Shawnee-News Star - November 15, 2021

Family cooks are justified to worry about holiday menus, said Courtney Bir, an Oklahoma State University Extension specialist and assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Read more on: The Shawnee-News Star

Craig Carpenter, Michigan State University

MSU Extension develops online resource on the history of redlining

By: Fox 47 News - October 13, 2021

"They developed maps, where they drew colors around neighborhoods, and part of the criteria for determining those colors was race," said MSU Extension Specialist Craig Carpenter.

Read more on: Fox 47 News

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