Monday, June 20, 2022

Members in the News: Davis, Ortega, Laborde, Mintert, Janzen, Outlaw, Craven, Kalambokidis, Brewer, Lusk, Rainey, & Outlaw

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David Davis, South Dakota State University

  • Baby Formula Shortage Has an Aggravating Factor: Few Producers
    By: The New York Times - May 20, 2022
  • Why there's still a formula shortage
    By: Vox - June 2, 2022
  • The government program that contributed to the baby formula shortage
    By: NPR - May 23, 2022

David Ortega, Michigan State University
David Laborde, IFPRI

The conflict in Ukraine ignites a global food crisis

By: VnExpress - June 16, 2022

President Volodymyr Zelensky said earlier this month that more than 20 million tons of grain are stuck in Ukrainian warehouses due to the blockade of the Black Sea and that this number could reach 70-75 million tons next autumn, when farmers people harvest the next crop. The United Nations warned that if this grain is not released, the world could face a protracted food crisis.

David Ortega, an economist and associate professor at Michigan State University, USA agrees with this statement, saying that the risk of the war in Ukraine exacerbating the global food crisis is very real. "Ukraine is a major supplier and exporter of cereals such as wheat, barley, maize or sunflower oil. Russia and Ukraine together account for more than a quarter of the world's wheat supply, of which African and Middle Eastern countries are like Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey are highly dependent on this food source,"

Read more on: VnExpress

James Mintert, Purdue University

Joseph Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University
Robert Craven, University of Minnesota

House Ag Looks at Farm Income Risks

By: Progressive Farmer - June 10, 2022

The problems the rice industry is experiencing became the center of attention Thursday at a House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee hearing on the commodity and crop insurance titles of the farm bill.

Read more on: Progressive Farmer

Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota

  • Even Minnesota's state economist isn't so sure about the economy right now
    By: MinnPost - June 16, 2022
  • Dr. Laura Kalambokidis on Minnesota's economy
    By: The Chad Hartman Show - June 16, 2022

Brady Brewer, Purdue University

Agriculture Companies Have Lots of Job Openings in STEM Fields, Far From the Farm

By: Nebraska Public Media & St. Louis Public Radio - June 13, 2022

Agricultural economists at Purdue University have been analyzing online job openings and have found about two-thirds are in metropolitan areas.

“Most of the jobs are actually not on the farm,” said Brady Brewer, an associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue.

Read more on: Nebraska Public Media & St. Louis Public Radio

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Purdue consumer food survey shows despite higher food costs, “recession” spending hasn’t happened… yet

By: Indiana Public Media - June 13, 2022

Jayson Lusk, head and distinguished professor of agricultural economics at Purdue, said that shows buyers haven’t begun changing their habits to lower the grocery bill…yet.

“There are a couple of measurements we’re watching to get a sense of whether consumers are shifting towards a more recessionary mindset. One question would be – are you buying branded vs. generic?” he said.

Read more on: Indiana Public Media

Ronald Rainey, University of Arkansas
Joseph Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University

U.S. House Ag panel mulls safety net changes in farm bill amid soaring costs

By: The Moultrie Observer & The McDuffie Progress - June 10 2022

Members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee are considering how to help farmers struggling with rising costs for fertilizer, fuel, seeds and chemicals — the unfortunate harvest of the war in Ukraine, strains on the global supply system, inflation and severe weather.

Read more on: The Moultrie Observer & The McDuffie Progress

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