Monday, April 18, 2022

Members in the News: Paulson, Burke, Ortega, Ibendahl, Fan, Baylis, Nogueira, Hu, Zhao, Wang, Zheng, Anderson, Dall’erba, Katchova, Bora, et al.

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Nick Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Russia's Ukraine war is stressing farmers in U.S.

By: CBS News, Europe Breaking News, & KTVQ - April 7, 2022

Russia is the world's second largest producer of many key crop nutrients in a typical year, and since the war has affected access to key ports, some American producers are having trouble finding what they need to buy, according to Nick Paulson, Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois. 

Watch on: CBS News, Europe Breaking News, & KTVQ

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

  • It's not just energy: The Ukraine conflict is sending wheat prices soaring, pounding poor countries hardest
    By: Fortune - March 24, 2022
  • Interview: Trade restrictions, panic buying key concerns for agricultural markets: IFPRI’s Glauber
    By: S&P Global - March 22, 2022

William Burke, Agricultural and Food Policy Consulting

For Malawi, Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Presents Both Challenges and Opportunities

By: Food Tank - April 2022

“The current spike in fertilizer prices highlights the already declining sustainability of a fertilizer-centric approach to agricultural production, let alone agricultural growth,” William J. Burke, Associate Professor of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University and the Acting Research Director of the MwAPATA Institute in Malawi, tells Food Tank.

Read more on: Food Tank

David Ortega, Michigan State University

Gregory Ibendahl, Kansas State University

Linlin Fan, Pennsylvania State University
Kathy Baylis, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lia Nogueira, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Study Examines If There Is Something ‘Fishy’ Happening With Seafood Imports

By: - April 6, 2022

Reducing tariffs on imported goods is meant to remove trade barriers, but it doesn’t seem to be helping the seafood industry, which has experienced the same — if not more — import rejections and notifications at borders, according to research guided by an agricultural economist at Penn State.

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Wuyang Hu, The Ohio State University
Shuoli Zhao, University of Kentucky
Lingxiao Wang, University of Wisconsin
Yuqing Zheng, University of Kentucky
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Meat industry not threatened by plant-based alternatives, study suggests

By: - April 11, 2022

The study showed that while sales and  of new-generation plant-based  alternatives have grown in recent years, those gains haven't translated into reduced consumer spending on animal meat products.

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John Anderson, University of Arkansas

  • Potash rate calculator: Updated decision tool helps farmers optimize fertilizer inputs
    By: Delta Farm Press - April 11, 2022
  • Arkansas experts don't expect gas, grocery prices to drop any time soon
    By: 5 News - April 7, 2022

Sand Dall’erba, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Innovation flows across regions and sectors in complex ways, study shows

By: Science Magazine & Invesbrain - April 5, 2022

“Our work provides a sort of cooking recipe for patent creation, with a list of ingredients that vary by industrial sector,” says Sandy Dall’erba, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) and director of the Center for Climate, Regional, Environmental and Trade Economics (CREATE) at U of I. Dall’erba is a co-author on the study.  

Read more on: Science Magazine & Invesbrain

Ani Katchova, The Ohio State University
Siddhartha Bora, The Ohio State University
Rabail Chandio, The Ohio State University
Kexin Ding, The Ohio State University

Farm Income Enhancement Program studies accuracy of agricultural baseline

By: Ohio's Country Journal - April 4, 2022

“Farmers can feel good about putting more focus on the years to come by utilizing the projections,” Katchova said. “For example, a farmer could determine what future crops to plant for many years based on the harvested acres and yield baseline projections.”

Katchova’s team, which includes PhD candidates Siddhartha Bora, Rabail Chandio, and Kexin Ding, hopes other economists are inspired to examine the baseline projections more closely. 

Read more on: Ohio's Country Journal

Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University

How will Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect US agriculture?

By: News Journal - April 8, 2022

The shock to global commodity markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to be the largest in the post-war period, and certainly since the oil crisis of the 1970s. Over the past 30 years, the two countries have become major agricultural exporters, accounting for a quarter of global grains trade in the 2021-22 season (International Grains Council, March 9, 2022).

Read more on: News Journal

Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin

Reports highlight good and bad of state economy

By: DeForest Times-Tribune - April 13, 2022

“While safeguards have been put in place to prevent a repeat collapse of secondary financial markets, the potential economic pain to homeowners if history repeats itself could be significant,” wrote Steven Deller, a professor in UW-Madison’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Read more on: DeForest Times-Tribune

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report

By: WBIW - April 14, 2022

"The survey results show that income is a big driver of food preferences and buying behavior,” said Jayson Lusk, Head and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, who leads the center. “Lower-income consumers spend a larger share of their income on food, place greater weight on food affordability, are more likely to choose generic over branded products, and are overall less happy with their diets than higher-income consumers. As a result, policies that increase the price of food have a disproportionate impact of lower-income households.”

Read more on: WBIW

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

2022 outlook: Ag economy running strong, but challenges ahead

By: The Country Today - April 11, 2022

“I’m happy with the highs right now, but in the second half of 2022, I expect it’ll be a bumpy ride,” said Chad Hart, an Iowa State University professor and agricultural economist. “I really like the first half of 2022. What I don’t like is the potential in the second half of 2022, because I know as quickly as prices go up, you can work your way down even more quickly.”

Read more on: The Country Today

Stephan Geotz, Pennsylvania State University
Yuxuan Pan, Pennsylvania State University
Muhammad Imran, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Using tweets emotions to predict real-time food insufficiency

By: Terra Daily - April 12, 2022

The sentiments and emotions expressed in tweets on Twitter can be used in real time to assess where supply chain disruptions due to a pandemic, war or natural disaster may lead to food shortages, according to researchers at Penn State and the Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar. They found that food security-related tweets that expressed anger, disgust or fear were strongly correlated with actual food insufficiency in certain U.S. states early in the COVID-19 pandemic. These findings can potentially be used to develop a low-cost early warning system for identifying where food-security interventions are most needed, according to the researchers.

Read more on: Terra Daily

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