Monday, April 25, 2022

Members in the News: Irwin, Charlton, Glauber, Lee, Ortega, Lusk, Schnitkey, Zulauf, Batabyal, Pendell, Zilberman, Martin, Goodwin, et al.

*Disclaimer - This email is to acknowledge citations of current AAEA members and/or their research in any public media channel. AAEA does not agree nor disagree with the views or attitudes of cited outside publications.

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Global Food Crisis Will Be One of Affordability Rather than Supply

By: TIME - April 14, 2022

Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has regained its traditional position as one of the most important breadbaskets of the world. More than 55% of Ukraine’s land area is “farmable” and it has some of the most productive soils in the world. According to the USDA, Ukraine produces about 4% of global corn and wheat supplies, 7% of barley, and 31% of sunflower oil.

Watch on: TIME

Diane Charlton, Montana State University
Joseph Glauber, IFPRI
Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Here’s why food shortages are unlikely to occur in the U.S.

By: CNBC - April 20, 2022

Ukrainian grain exports last month were a quarter what they were in February. Also as a direct result of the Russian invasion, the cost of fertilizers, with prices soaring for raw materials like ammonia, nitrogen, and nitrates, are up 30% since the start of 2022.

Read more on: CNBC

Seungki Lee, The Ohio State University
Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

Looming food shortages? Probably not in the US

By: PolitiFact - April 18, 2022

"The U.S. food system has a good level of self-sufficiency, so currently, it is hard to imagine empty shelves in grocery stores," said Ohio State University agricultural economist Seungki Lee.

Joseph Glauber at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., emphasized that what you pay at the grocery store has a slender link to the price of the underlying raw material.

Read more on: PolitiFact

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

  • 'God Forbid We Have a Weather Problem This Year'
    By: Successful Farming - March 23, 2022
  • War in Ukraine exacerbates global food crisis
    By: CBS News via YouTube - March 23, 2022
  • Russia-Ukraine War challenging global grain production, worsening word hunger and poverty
    By: DRG News - March 24, 2022
  • How the War in Ukraine will Impact Global Food Prices and Food Security Around the World
    By: UN Dispatch - March 14, 2022
  • War in Ukraine Threatens Global Food Supply
    By: KQED - March 22, 2022

David Ortega, Michigan State University

How Americans are adjusting to record inflation

By: National Public Radio - April 16, 2022

ORTEGA: While things feel pretty bad at home with regards to food prices, the situation is much more dire in other parts of the world.

Read more on: National Public Radio

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

  • The three forces driving inflation higher and what it will take to cool them off
    By: Yahoo - April 19, 2022
  • Purdue University publishes new Consumer Food Insights Report
    By: Produce Processing - April 19, 2022

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

  • How Related Are Crop Insurance and Commodity Program Payments?
    By: AgFax - April 11, 2022
  • Selling Carbon Credits: Questions Farmers Should Ask
    By: AgriNews - April 15, 2022

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Is the Russian ruble rebounding and, if yes, then why?

By: Rochester Business Journal - April 18, 2022

Ever since Russia commenced its “special military operation” (a/k/a war) in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the West has hit that nation with a unified slew of sanctions of amazing severity. In fact, no country — large or small — in recent memory has ever been hit by such stringent and coordinated sanctions.

Read more on: Rochester Business Journal

Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University

3 steps to consider before making cow or pasture leases

By: High Plains Journal - April 14, 2022

“Whether it is leasing cows or pasture, it is important that the arrangement is fair and equitable for all parties involved,” said K-State agricultural economist Dustin Pendell on a recent Cattle Chat podcast.

Read more on: High Plains Journal

David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley
William Martin, IFPRI
Barry Woodwin, North Carolina State University
Vincent Smith, Montana State University
Eric Belasco, Montana State University

Ag climate change policies important, but impacts still uncertain

By: The Fence Post - April 15, 2022

During a three and a half hour conference at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, two panels of agricultural experts said climate change is important to agriculture because it has reduced yields, but it is unclear yet whether the current policies will achieve the goals of governments to hold back temperature increases, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assure food security.

Read more on: The Fence Post

Andreas Boecker, University of Guelph

Why Prepared Rotisserie Chickens Are Cheaper Than Ones You Cook Yourself

By: H10 News - April 19, 2022

“When people are under time stress, they take a lot of mental shortcuts. And they often do not do price comparisons,” said Andreas Boecker, a food economist at the University of Guelph.

Read more on: H10 News

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