Monday, March 28, 2022

Members in the News: Kauffman, Zulauf, Glauber, Scheitrum, Vos, Kumar, Liang, Tonsor, Coffey, Schroeder, Qaim, Jansen, Kafle, Balasubramanya, et al.

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Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

Skyrocketing fertilizer prices gouge farmer profits; groups blame consolidation

By: Successful Farming - March 15, 2022

The cost of fertilizer is going up, but crop prices aren’t, said Nate Kauffman, Omaha branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Food processing companies aren’t paying more for crops, and consumer prices have been steady. That leaves farmers to absorb the higher fertilizer costs, which already is a major expense for farmers. 

“You have to be very cautious about equating the number of firms with the existence of market power,” said Carl Zulauf, professor emeritus in agricultural economics at The Ohio State University. 

Read more on: Successful Farming

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

  • Food crisis looms as Ukrainian wheat shipments grind to halt
    By: Financial Times & Legal Insurrection - March 7, 2022
  • Oil, casinos in New York and pumps
    By: Forbes - March 9, 2022
  • War is driving up food prices, exacerbating shortages abroad, especially for food-insecure nations
    By: The Washington Post - March 11, 2022

Dan Scheitrum, University of Arizona

Why aren’t gas prices dropping if oil is getting cheaper?

By: Marketplace - March 18, 2022

When gas stations set their prices, they have to keep in mind that they’ll have to replace the fuel they’re selling, according to Dan Scheitrum, an assistant professor of agricultural and resources economics at the University of Arizona.

Read more on: Marketplace

Rob Vos, IFPRI

High Food Prices to Pressure Inflation This Year

By: The Wall Street Journal - February 27, 2022

Escalating food costs could add pressure to raise them even more, further curbing growth.  Rob Vos division director, said that will mean people in developing countries will see their inflation-adjusted incomes decline, which will lower food consumption. "And as a result, you'll see a slowdown in their economies."

Read more on: The Wall Street Journal

Anjani Kumar, IFPRI

Budget gives short shrift to agriculture

By: The Hindu Business Line - February 17, 2022

This year’s Budget had four broad themes — (i) PM Gati Shakti, (ii) Inclusive Development, (iii) Productivity Enhancement & Investment, Sunrise Opportunities, Energy Transition, and Climate Action and (iv) Financing of Investments.

Read more on: The Hindu Business Line

Kathleen Liang, North Carolina A&T State University

Digital platform, epoultry appoints Prof Liang, expand operations in Africa

By: Vanguard - March 19, 2022

Nigeria’s digital poultry platform, epoultry as part of boost its Africa operations has appointed Professor Chyi-lyi Kathleen Liang to its board. Epoultry is a social enterprise leveraging digital technology to provide smallholder farmers in Africa input financing, access to profitable markets and life skills.

Read more on: Vanguard

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Brian Coffey, Kansas State University
Ted Schroeder, Kansas State University

Beef is too expensive to order brisket? In Kansas City? Here’s why prices are so high

By: Yahoo - March 18, 2022

Kansas City’s world was shaken up this week when famous barbecue joint Arthur Bryant’s asked customers to not order its famous brisket or burnt ends. Owner Jerry Rauschelbach said he hates the prices he’s forced to charge customers: $17.95 for a brisket sandwich that used to cost $10.95 four months ago.

Read more on: Yahoo

Matin Qaim, University of Bonn

Global food prices were already 'soaring' – and the Ukraine crisis will make them even worse

By: Alter Net - March 16, 2022

“But it’s not just the countries directly dependent on Ukraine or Russia that have reason to worry,” the journalists warn. “Rising food prices globally will impact all the poorest and least food-secure countries, from Bangladesh and Madagascar to Yemen. Grain prices soared by 50% in the first two weeks of the conflict, according to Matin Qaim, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Bonn.”

Read more on: Alter Net

Jim Jansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Nebraska Agriculture Land Values Rise
    By: Progressive Farmer via DTN - March 16, 2022
  • Nebraska ag land values up 16 percent, according to university-led survey
    By: The Fence Post - March 18, 2022
  • Nebraska Land Values Jump 16%
    By: Ag Web - March 21, 2022

Kashi Kafle, Texas A&M University
Soumya Balasubramanya, World Bank

  • Is the grass always greener where it rains?
    By: IFAD - March 22, 2022
  • Serious about Managing Groundwater Depletion? Shift Focus from "Water-Saving" Technologies to Motivating Irrigation Behavior
    By: Agri Links - March 10, 2022

Soumya Balasubramanya, World Bank

Policy Dialogue for Managing Groundwater Overpumping in the North China Plain

By: weADAPT - March 7, 2022

This page introduces a policy brief series prepared by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It is intended to inform dialogue between scientists and policy makers working on groundwater resources, sustainable agriculture and climate change. The authors invite experts from both China and the international community to consider sustainable solutions to groundwater overpumping.

Read more on: weADAPT

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Two years in, ag industry continues to feel pandemic effects

By: Missouri Farmer Today & Times News - March 18, 2022

The middle of this month marks two years since the effects of the coronavirus pandemic disrupted so many aspects of daily life in the United States. Jayson Lusk, head of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University, says it has been an eventful era.

Read more on: Missouri Farmer Today & Times News

Ryan Cardwell, University of Manitoba

Russia's war with Ukraine expected to drive up food prices here at home and abroad

By: CTV News - March 14, 2022

Ryan Cardwell, a professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba, isn’t expecting a huge increase because wheat is only one component in a loaf of bread.

Read more on: CTV News

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota

  • A skeptic's view of the state surplus
    By: Star Tribune - March 20, 2022
  • The Legislature's divestment bill wouldn't affect Minnesota companies doing business in Russia
    By: MinnPost - March 24, 2022

Farzad Taheripur, Purdue University
Nikos Zirgiannis, Indiana University Bloomington

Gas price drop depends on Putin’s war, experts say

By: Fox 59 - March 17, 2022

“If there’s going to be peace over there, that could resolve the problem,” said Farzad Taheripour, professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. “That could reduce to price of crude oil over time. But if things get worse, we will expect a higher price of crude oil again and then a higher price in gasoline.”

“It’s very hard to make forecasts,” said Nikos Zirogiannis, assistant professor of Environmental Economics & Policy at the Paul O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs. “It will depend on how long the war lasts, how many other countries will impose further sanctions on Russian exports, how quickly and how likely are other suppliers to increase their production.”

Read more on: Fox 59

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

The Ukraine Conflict: What does it Mean?

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By: KMCH - March 15, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created turmoil in all markets, including agriculture. As Midwest farmers approach key decision points, including the March 15 deadline for 2022 crop insurance and commodity title decisions, we briefly overview the Russian-Ukraine conflict.

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