Monday, November 14, 2022

Members in the News: Lusk, Hagerman, Michelson, Cardell, Batabyal, Rutledge, Just, Byrne, Somogyi, Anderson, Whitacre, Fannin, & AEPP

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Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Do Consumers and Nutrition Experts Think Alike When it Comes to Healthy Foods?

By: Pork & Morning Ag Clips - November 9, 2022

“Given that people are often exposed to conflicting messages about nutrition, these results seem encouraging,” said Jayson Lusk, head and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, who leads the center. “For example, one week, news might break that a certain food will extend your life, then the next week, you’ll hear that it will shorten your life.”

Read more on: Pork & Morning Ag Clips

Amy Hagerman, Oklahoma State University

Stark differences noted in HPAI outbreaks of 2022, 2015

By: Baking Business - November 4, 2022

“We see this virus continuing to circulate in interactions between domesticated poultry and wild species because many backyard flocks have more exposure points than commercial flocks,” said Amy Hagerman, assistant professor of agricultural economics and food policy extension specialist at Oklahoma State University. 

Read more on: Baking Business

Hope Michelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lila Cardell, USDA-Economics Research Service

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

By: Feedstuffs,, & Bioengineer - November 9, 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, says Hope Michelson, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at Illinois and co-author on the study.

From her field work in Malawi, Michelson observed the unpredictability of market prices after the high season of harvest and crop-sale. She teamed up with then-doctoral student Lila Cardell, who is now a research economist with the USDA Economic Research Service, to gather data from markets across the region to track post-harvest maize price trends over a range of nations and years.

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Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Cities Where Inflation is Rising the Most

By: Wallet Hub - November 10, 2022

The main factor is demand exceeding supply for a whole host of goods in the US economy. This rising demand was caused, in part, by Uncle Sam providing massive stimulus funds to aid Americans who would otherwise be in considerable financial distress.

Read more on: Wallet Hub

Zachariah Rutledge, Michigan State University

  • Results from Greenhouse & Nursery Labor and Employment Survey Available
    By: American Hort - November 2022
  • Labor Specialist Expects Technology to Complement Shortages
    By: Brownfield Ag News - October 31, 2022

David Just, Cornell University
Anne Byrne, USDA-ERS
American Journal of Agricultural Economics

  • Food pantry access worth billions nationally, study finds
    By: News Wise & Science News Net - November 10, 2022
  • What is free food worth? Study estimates the value of food pantry services
    By: Science Magazine, et al. - November 9, 2022

Simon Somogyi, University of Guelph

Interview with Simon Somogyi on CTV News Toronto

By: CTV News Toronto - November 2022

Simon Somogyi from University of Guelph discusses that a new poll suggests ¼ of Canadians are stockpiling food and 1/5 are eating less food due to inflation.

View more on: CTV News Toronto

David Anderson, Texas A&M University

Higher Calf Prices Projected for 2023 in Texas

By: Austin County News Online - November 8, 2022

“Most of the country is in some form of drought,” David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist in the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics, Bryan-College Station, told attendees at the recent South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham.

Read more on: Austin County News Online

Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University
Matt Fannin, Louisiana State University

Keys to Improving the Rural Economy Are Many

By: The Daily Yonder - October 31, 2022

“A big advantage urban areas have is agglomeration,” Whitacre said in an interview for this article. “The fact that many industries (and occupations) are nearby leads to competition, which results in higher wages. However, I don’t disagree with the main point (of the Ball State study) that education is an important driver (and that rural areas generally continue to fall behind in the education category.)”

“There are states with rural places with a higher number of jobs dependent on the energy economy that can see periods of time when there may grow faster during the ‘boom’ parts of the energy cycle and slower during the ‘bust,’” Matt Fannin of the Louisiana State University Department of Agriculture said in an interview.

Read more on: The Daily Yonder

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