Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Members in the News: Lusk, Tonsor, Anderson, Hatzenbuehler, Lu, Fischer, Taheripour, Goodrich, Fan, Kalaitzandonakes, Ellison, Schnitkey, et al.

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Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

Half cows, entire pigs: Families are buying meat in bulk to save money

By: The Washington Post - August 27, 2022

The majority of Americans have adjusted how they buy meat because of inflation, according to Glynn Tonsor, an agricultural economics professor at Kansas State University.

Read more on: The Washington Post

David Anderson, Texas A&M University

American farmers are killing their own crops and selling cows because of extreme drought

By: CNN Business, WSIL TV, & WJCL - August 18, 2022

"We haven't had this kind of movement of cows to market in a decade, since 2011, which was our last really big drought," said David Anderson, a professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M told CNN last month.

Read more on: CNN Business, WSIL TV, & WJCL

Patrick Hatzenbuehler, University of Idaho
Liang Lu, University of Idaho

Inflation heats up: Checking in with ag economics experts

By: Potato News Today - August 1, 2022

With record-breaking inflation numbers coming out of the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the National Potato Council’s Eye on Potatoes podcast checked in with University of Idaho Assistant Professors Pat Hatzenbuehler and Liang “Jimmy” Lu for an update on the economic environment, supply chain issues, and geopolitical challenges increasing production costs for members of the potato supply chain, and reflect on the forecasts they provided attendees at Potato Expo 2022 in January.

Read more on: Potato News Today

Bart Fischer, Texas A&M University

Inflation Reduction Act increases agricultural conservation program funds

By: Morning Ag Clips - August 21, 2022

“The bottom line is that there is an enormous infusion of funding for conservation programs,” said Bart Fischer, Ph.D., food policy center co-director in the Department of Agricultural Economics of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Bryan-College Station. “Much discretion about the distribution of that funding is left to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, so we will have to see how they implement the program before we know how everything will work.”

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
Farzad Taheripour, Purdue University

Purdue agriculture experts provide insights into global food and economic security crises

By: Morning Ag Clips - August 29, 2022

“Economic conditions and food supply disruptions are occurring that could lead to political instability in more countries across the globe. We aren’t there yet, but there is reason to be concerned,” Lusk says. “The agricultural system can’t immediately increase supply. The hamburger you are eating today is the result of decisions made three years ago.”

“Right now, we have a contradiction of goals,” Taheripour says. “We want to secure a supply of crude oil to maintain consumption of gasoline at lower prices, but for environmental concerns we also want to move away from petroleum products and increase use of cleaner sources of energy.”

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

Brittney Goodrich, University of California, Davis

  • Organic strawberries: $15 a tray to break even
    By: Farm Progress - August 29, 2022
  • UC Study Breaks Down Costs of Growing Organic Strawberries
    By: California Ag Today - August 2022

Linlin Fan, Pennsylvania State University

Mandatory labeling on genetically engineered foods may reduce customer purchases

By: Phys.org - August 23, 2022

Linlin Fan, assistant professor of agricultural economics at Penn State, said the findings could give clues about how a new law mandating labels on GE foods nationwide in the U.S. will affect sales trends.

Read more on: Phys.org

Maria Kalaitzandonakes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brenna Ellison, Purdue University

  • Study finds in-person grocery shopping still preferred during pandemic
    By: Informa Markets - August 2022
  • Gardner Food and Agricultural Policy Survey: 2nd Quarter, Initial Results
    By: Farms.com - August 19, 2022

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

Projected Wheat Double-Crop Soybean Profitability in 2023

By: Farms.com - August 24, 2022

In the August version of the 2023 Illinois Crop Budgets, wheat plus double-crop soybean is projected to be much more profitable than stand-alone corn and stand-alone soybeans in southern Illinois. Wheat-double-crop-soybeans has a much smaller advantage in central Illinois. Farmers considering adding wheat into their rotations should consider pricing some of the wheat. Increases in wheat acreage could lead to declines in wheat prices.

Read more on: Farms.com

Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University

Implications of the Ukrainian grain export deal

By: Ohio County Journal - August 28, 2022

A grain export deal was finally signed by Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, and the United Nations (UN) on July 22 (USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service, Grain: World Markets and Trade, August 2022). With much media fanfare, the first shipment of Ukrainian corn left the Bosphorus strait headed for Lebanon on August 3 (Financial Times, August 3, 2022).

Read more on: Ohio County Journal

Trey Malone, Arkansas State University

Agricultural economist focuses on food systems

By: Arkansas Democrat Gazette - August 1, 2022

Trey Malone, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, has spent over a decade researching agricultural marketing issues and is now focused on developing technology that will help producers in regional food systems compete in a global marketplace.

Read more on: Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Amy Ando, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Researcher Finds Fighting White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Saves Ag Millions

By: Pennsylvania Ag Connection - August 5, 2022

"When bats get this disease, it's deadly to them, and it's highly contagious," said Manning, who was lead author on the paper, which is co-authored by Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Amy Ando.

Read more on: Pennsylvania Ag Connection

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Don't forget workers hurt by free trade

By: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - August 28, 2022

When nations engage in free trade with each other, do they gain?
This question has fascinated economists at least since the time of the classical British economist David Ricardo (1772-1823). The modern theory of international trade provides a precise answer to this question that is, unfortunately, frequently misunderstood.

Read more on: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Richard Volpe, California Polytechnic State University
Xiaowei Cai, California Polytechnic State University
Wilson Sinclair, USDA Economics Research Service
Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Changes in the Local Food-at-Home Environment, SNAP Participation, and Dietary Quality: Evidence from FoodAPS

By: News Blaze, Agadir Group, Latin Trade, One News Page, Roseman Solutions, Business Chief, Business Class News, Seed Daily, Sangri Times, & Manhattan Week - August 12, 2022

There have been many state and federal efforts in the past decade to increase fruit and vegetable purchases through the SNAP program for low-income households, such as the USDA NIFA GusNIP (Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program). In our study, we find that supermarkets emerge as an important determinant of vegetable purchases among SNAP households.

Read more on: News BlazeAgadir Group, Latin Trade, One News Page, Roseman Solutions, Business Chief, Business Class News, Seed Daily, Sangri Times, & Manhattan Week

Yuqing Zheng, University of Kentucky
Lingxiao Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shuoli Zhao, University of Kentucky
Wuyang Hu, The Ohio State University
Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Product Sales and Unintentional Name Association with the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Street Insider, Benzinga, News Channel Nebraska, Sangri Times, Next Wave Group, Seed Daily, Manhattan Week, & One News Page - August 18, 2022

In the U.S. each positive case of COVID-19 is estimated to increase weekly dollar sales of Corona beer by $5.3 compared to other major beer brands, which means Corona beer would have achieved additional sales of more than $30 million in the U.S. market by the end of August 2020 based on the present number of positive cases across the country.

Read more on: Street Insider, Benzinga, News Channel Nebraska, Sangri Times, Next Wave Group, Seed Daily, Manhattan Week, News Blaze, & One News Page

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