Monday, August 8, 2022

Members in the News: Schnitkey, Colussi, Khanna, Schulz, Kolodinsky, Michelson, Winter-Nelson, Kalambokidis, Ortiz-Bobea, et al.

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Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University

High temperatures linked to child malnutrition in West Africa

By: The Washington Post - August 1, 2022

“We’re talking about children at a very young age that will have changes for the rest of their lives, so this is permanently scarring their potential,” said Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, an associate professor and applied agricultural economist at Cornell University and a study co-author, in a news release. “What we are doing to reduce global poverty is being eroded by our lack of action on climate.”

Read more on: The Washington Post

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joana Colussi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Corn: What Can the U.S.; South America Expect as Yields Face 3rd Straight La Niña

By: AgFax - July 14, 2022

Meteorologists are forecasting a third consecutive year of La Niña. The occurrence of two successive La Niña winters in the Northern Hemisphere is common, however, having three in a row is relatively rare. A triple La Niña has happened only twice since 1950.

Read more on: AgFax

Hope Michelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alex Winter-Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Do asset transfers build household resilience?

By: VoxDev - June 26, 2022

Anti-poverty programmes have increasingly started to account for household resilience as a developmental objective. In this VoxDevTalk, Lokendra Phadera and Hope Michelson draw on evidence from an intervention in the Copperbelt region of Zambia to explore whether anti-poverty programmes focusing on the transfer of assets can help to increase an individual’s or household’s ability to withstand future shocks and stressors without falling below the poverty line. The programme provided a productive asset, usually pregnant dairy cattle, to households as well as provisions for agricultural and veterinary extension services and livelihood training. Participants were required to build improved housing for the cattle and also contribute to a livestock insurance fund.

Read more on: VoxDev

Lee Schulz, Iowa State University
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Risk management helps farmers find the right balance

By: Illinois Farmer Today - July 16, 2022

For livestock producers, high grain prices along with other high input costs are making it harder to be profitable, said Lee Schulz, Extension livestock economist with Iowa State University.

“For grain farmers, high input costs have raised break-even levels,” said University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey.

Read more on: Illinois Farmer Today

Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Madhu Khanna names director of U of I's Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment

By: WCIA & The News-Gazette - July 8, 2022

Madhu Khanna, who has served in the role on an interim basis since 2020, will become the institute’s permanent director on July 16, pending UI trustees’ approval.

Read more on: WCIA & The News-Gazette

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How will a triple La Nina impact corn yields this year?

By: RFD TV - July 18, 2022

Dr. Gary Schnitkey with the University of Illinois spoke with RFD-TV's own Janet Adkison on corn production, how this year compares to previous, and what advice he has for producers.

Read more on: RFD TV

Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota

On a day when recession is debated across U.S., Minnesota's economy also sends mixed signals

By: Star Tribune - July 28, 2022

Laura Kalambokidis, the state economist for Minnesota, said that most recessions are characterized by significant job losses, which neither the U.S. or Minnesota have seen.

Read more on: Star Tribune

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