Monday, November 21, 2022

Members in the News: Ifft, Schnitkey, Colussi, Janzen, Glauber, Laborde, Masters, Just, Byrne, Lusk, et al.

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Jennifer Ifft, Kansas State University

Farmland Values Hit Record Highs, Pricing Out Farmers

By: New York Times, Newsbreak, Finance Commerce - November 13, 2022

“There’s an expectation in the market that the government’s going to play a role when farm incomes drop, so that definitely affects investment behavior,”

Read more on: New York Times, Newsbreak, Finance Commerce

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

“Everything’s Bigger in Brazil: The Country Is Poised To Set A Grain Production Record”

By: Agweb - November 8, 2022

“There’s no reason not to expect the same trend of higher production in the future,”

“High prices and profits last season, coupled with the depreciation of the Brazilian currency relative to the U.S. dollar, have motivated farmers to increase acres,”

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Joe Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WASDE Recap for November 2022: No News is Just No News

By: - November 9, 2022

Grain and oilseed markets certainly do not hold to the old saying that “no news is good news”. Rather, limited changes in the balance sheet mean small changes in price expectations as was the case last week. This article also discusses one thing to watch going forward: global macroeconomic uncertainty and signs of weakening corn and soybean demand in international data.

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Joseph Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute
David Laborde, International Food Policy Research Institute

Black Sea Shutdown Imperils Global Food Security into 2023

By Successful Farming - November 1, 2022

“Higher global market prices mean consumers around the world will pay more for imports”

Read more on: Successful

Joseph Glauber, International Food Policy Research    

  • "The good luck that’s still needed to avoid a world food crisis"
    By: Financial Times - November 5, 2022
  • “Food Security At Risk as Prices Soar”
    By: Bloomburg Daybreak Asia - November 7, 2022
  • "Ukraine's Grain Exports"
    By: The World - November 1, 2022
  • "The UN is Trying to Promote the Export of Russian Fertilizers"
    By: Industry Update - November 8, 2022

William A. Masters, Tuffs University

New report on ‘Agricultural Sustainability and Food Production’ released

By: Potato News  Today - November 11, 2022

In collaboration with William Masters at Tufts University, Chris Said from Apollo Academic Surveys asked leaders, fellows, and awardees of the American Society of Agronomy, the American Society of Animal Science, and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association about their views on agriculture and food production.

Read more on: Potato News Today

David R. Just, Cornell University
Anne Byrne, USDA- Economic Research Service

Food Pantry Access Worth Billions Nationally, Study Finds

By: Science Blog - November 11, 2022

“Food pantries make a huge difference to the households they serve, for many representing a substantial portion of their income,” Just said. “This is important information for policymakers considering support for the national or local food banking system, like tax breaks for food donation, direct program support from USDA or other efforts.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Private food assistance, especially food banking, has grown in recent decades,” Byrne said. “These organizations have a unique position within the food system and a specific role in food access because they offer quick relief in the form of free groceries to a wide variety of people, typically with minimal administrative hurdles.”

Read more on: Science Blog

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

  • “Cheaper cuts of beef: It’s what’s for dinner, Tyson Foods reports”
    By: Marketplace - November 14, 2022
  • “Hard truths about inflation in Black America and how to face them”
    By: Pittsburg Courier - November 12, 2022
  • “20 Items That Are Impossible to Find at Grocery Stores Right Now!”
    By: Before It's News - November 13, 2022

Michael Boland, University of Minnesota

Smaller turkeys, increased prices expected for Thanksgiving

By: Twin Cities Pioneer Press - November 13, 2022

“When we think about the inputs used to produce our food, we think about labor, we think about energy, we think about logistics and transportation,” he said. “All these things have seen increased inflation caused by geopolitical events and policy implications from our government.”

View more on: Twin Cities Press


David Anderson, Texas A&M University

All Drought, No Cattle: Low herd supply may drive record-high prices next year

By: Lubbock-Avalanche Journal - November 12, 2022

"The reason we have culled so many cows this year is because of drought and the cost of corn. High corn prices will lead to a high feed cost environment into next year. Production costs have also increased faster than calf prices.”

Read more on: Lubbock-Avalanche Journal

Zach Rutledge, Michigan State University

  • "AmericanHort Survey Confirms Critical State of Labor for Horticulture"
    By: Greenhouse Growers - November 11, 2022
  • "Growers are facing significant labor constraints and current policies need reform"
    By: Fresh Plaza - November 14, 2022

Hope Michelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Should Maize Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Store or Sell Their Grain?

By: Springfield Herald News - November 4, 2022

"Analyzing maize prices across more than a thousand Sub-Saharan African markets over a 20-year period, the researchers found not only that maize prices do not always rise after the harvest season, but also that farmers cannot fully predict whether prices are likely to rise or fall. As a result, there is significant risk associated with storing grain for later sale, and farmer risk tolerance can impact the decision."

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Springfield Herald News

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • “Farmland Values Set Records”
    By: Progressive Farmer - November 7, 2022
  • “Profit Watch: Effects of high inputs”
    By: FarmWeekNow - November 9, 2022
  • “Outlook for Nitrogen Prices in Spring 2023”
    By: - November 10, 2022

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


South American Corn and Soybeans in US Perspective

By: - November 10, 2022

"Most farmdoc readers know that South America produces more soybeans than the US and is an increasingly important producer of corn.  But, “facts” can often be appreciated (i.e. understood) only when put in a familiar context.  This article therefore discusses South American corn and soybean production in the context of US states.  Almost every US farmer and agribusiness person understands that what happens in Illinois and Iowa directly impacts them."

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Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“GrowPods from ACTX Allow Farmers to Rapidly Pivot into Crops in Short Supply"

By: Guru Focus - November 2, 2022

"We may see some shelves that are empty,"

Read more on: Guru Focus

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