Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Members in the News: Davis, Park, Harri, Coble, Anderson, Price, Bir, McCluskey, Mittelhammer, 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.

George Davis, Virginia Tech

1 out of 3 people in D.C. region face food insecurity, survey finds

By: The Washington Post - June 27, 2022

George C. Davis, a professor at Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in Blacksburg, Va., said prices are rising faster than wages, and that people will be doing all kinds of things to cut back on costs.

Read more on: The Washington Post

Eunchun Park, University of Arkansas
Ardian Harri, Mississippi State University
Keith Coble, Mississippi State University
John Anderson, University of Arkansas

Crop Insurance Ratings, Precision Agriculture Focus of Arkansas Agricultural Economist

By: Farms.com, Guard Online, & Chicot County Newspapers  - June 27, 2022

Crop insurance protects agricultural producers against crop losses resulting from natural causes. The program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency, offers several different plans for crops and livestock. Availability of these crop policy plans varies by state and county.

Read more on: Farms.com, Guard Online, & Chicot County Newspapers

Aaron Staples, Michigan State University

Trouble is brewing for the future of beer

By: 360info - June 29, 2022

Beer production relies on water, barley and hops. But climate change is leading to scarcity of these key ingredients. This raises the price brewers must pay for production and increases beer prices for consumers. Climate change can also affect the quality of ingredients, meaning brewers may have no choice but to resort to inferior products.

Read more on: 360info

David Ortega, Michigan State University

  • Food-insecure New Yorkers feel the squeeze from rising grocery prices
    By: Gothamist - June 29, 2022
  • Inflation killed the $1 pizza slice. Long live the 99c iced tea
    By: National Public Radio - June 28, 2022

Edwin Price, Texas A&M University

Ukraine Conflict Continues To Send Shockwaves Through World Food System

By: Ask By Geeks - June 29, 2022

According to Agricultural Economics Professor Edwin Price, who leads Texas A&M’s Center on Conflict and Development, the use of hunger as a weapon during wartime is anything but new. And as historical precedent shows, the effects of this tactic on the target country’s population are often devastating.

Read more on: Ask By Geeks

Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

OSU's Courtney Bir on Protecting and Advocating for Bees

By: Oklahoma Farm Report - June 21, 2022

Farm Director, KC Sheperd, caught up with Oklahoma State University Extension Specialist for Farm Management, Courtney Bir. Sheperd and Bir touch on the upcoming Women in Ag Conference and talk about honeybees, an important part of the agriculture industry that has gained popularity recently.

Read more on: Oklahoma Farm Report

Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
Ron Mittelhammer, Washington State University
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Promotional Achievement of Economists: Does Being Agricultural or Female Matter?

By: RFD TV, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, Street Insider, Omaha & Lincoln News Channel Nebraksa, Seed Daily, & Tech Social Net - June 22, 2022

In the new article "Promotional achievement of economists: Does being agricultural or female matter?" published in the Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, Zarrina Juraqulova from Denison University, Jill McCluskey and Ron Mittelhammer from Washington State University, examine to what extent individual and institutional factors are associated with academic rank achievement of faculty at both General Economics and Agricultural and Applied Economics Ph.D.-granting departments at U.S. institutions.


Anne Effland, USDA
Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University
Gabriel Sampson, Kansas State University
Rajinder Sahota, California Air Resources Board
David McLaughlin, Environmental Defense Fund
Brent Sohngen, The Ohio State University
Nathan Hendricks, Kansas State University
Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Carbon Markets: Learning from Experience and Visioning for the Future

By: WFMZRFD TV, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, & Benzinga - June 28, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "Carbon Markets: Learning from Experience and Visioning for the Future" authors discuss Carbon markets have risen to high visibility as a win-win solution for agriculture for addressing climate change.

Read more on: WFMZRFD TV, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, & Benzinga

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