Monday, November 7, 2022

Members in the News: Villoria, Deller, Sant'Ana, Ortega, Tonsor, Michelson, Cardell, Vos, Winter-Nelson, Glauber, Sears, Westhoff, Roe, et al.

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Nelson Villoria, Kansas State University

  • Guidelines for soy don't protect tropical forests in Brazil
    By: Futurity - November 2, 2022
  • Are carbon markets helping to slow climate change? Maybe.
    By: The Washington Post - November 2, 2022

Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Crist misleads in tweet claiming Florida is 'most expensive' state
    By: AP News - October 28, 2022
  • Wisconsin's housing shortage isn't just a quality-of-life issue. It's a workforce issue.
    By: Wisconsin Public Radio - November 2, 2022

Ana Claudia Sant'Ana, West Virginia University

WVU to research effective ways to use manure as organic fertilizer

By: Beef Magazine - October 25, 2022

She said team member Ana Claudia Sant'Ana, assistant professor of resource economics and management, will be looking at how fertilizer management affects profitability.

Read more on: Beef Magazine

David Ortega, Michigan State University

How Has Surging Inflation Gripped Voters Ahead Of The Midterms?

By: Barron's  - October 27, 2022

Grocery prices are up 13 percent on average from last year, shaken by the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Covid-19 disruptions and a surge in processing and transportation fees, said David Ortega, associate professor at Michigan State University.

Read more on: Barron's

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

KSU's Tonsor provides Beef Cattle Outlook

By: Farm Progress - November 1, 2022

If you take away just three things from Glynn Tonsor’s Beef Outlook, let them be these: Beef demand has been solid; supply dynamics likely support higher cattle prices; and we have to think global and yet manage at a local level.

Read more on: Farm Progress

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: Seed Today & Illinois Ag Connection - November 3, 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.

Read more on: Seed Today & Illinois Ag Connection

Rob Vos, IFPRI

Uncertainty and inflation hit farmers around the world

By: EFE: Agro - October 16, 2022

Added to this is a cut in the supply of wheat, corn and oilseeds in global markets, which has had an impact on the rise in prices of basic foods, despite their temporary decline in the last six months, according to the director of Markets of the International Food Policy Research Institute (Ifpri), Rob Vos.

Read more on: EFE: Agro

Alex Winter-Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

American policy journal authors analyse Covid-19 future shocks

By: New Age Business - October 22, 2022

The idea was to bring together various studies and present them in a consistent way that could help suggest and frame policy recommendations to deal with similar future shocks of previously unprecedented magnitude, especially considering the increasingly apparent climate change impacts and the unpredictability of the global scene, he added.

Read more on: New Age Business

Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

Speakers gather to discuss food security at home and abroad

By: The Daily Nebraskan - October 24, 2022

Joseph Glauber began by covering short-term causes for international food insecurity, specifically citing issues related to COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine for rising production costs. He pointed towards difficulties in growing grains and fertilizer prices, which he attributed partially to the former issues as well as a rise in inflation.

Read more on: The Daily Nebraskan

Molly Sears, Michigan State University

Bumper Specialty Crop Harvests Offer Opportunity

By: Brownfield Ag News - October 27, 2022

Molly Sears, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics assistant professor at Michigan State University, tells Brownfield, “Yields, in general, are really high, it’s especially true in tree fruits.”   “They had a cold, rainy winter but not a lot of freeze cycles and yields are astronomically higher than they were last year—apple production is up 68 percent,” she says.

Read more on: Brownfield Ag News

Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri

Higher consumer food prices are a global phenomenon

By: Columbia Daily Tribune - October 30, 2022

Consumer food prices are up sharply this year, not just in this country, but around the world. One leading indicator suggests that food price inflation may slow in the months ahead, but the outlook remains uncertain.

Read more on: Columbia Daily Tribune

Brian Roe, The Ohio State University
American Journal of Agricultural Economics

How US food waste impacts the environment

By: The Miami Times - November 2, 2022

According to Brian Roe, professor and faculty lead at the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative, the average American family can put thousands of dollars of food in the trash each year.

An American Journal of Agricultural Economics study published in 2020 found the loss to be $240 billion in total in homes nationally, breaking down to $1,866 per household – though based on the most current U.S. Census’ findings of the total number of U.S. households, that figure is closer to $1,961 per household.

Read more on: The Miami Times

Joshua Berning, Colorado State University
Alessandro Bonanno, Colorado State University
Rebecca Cleary, Colorado State University

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Disparities in food Insecurity among Black and White Households

By: Street Insider, News Channel Nebraska-Metro, News Channel Nebraska-Central, KMLK, HTV10, WICZ, & Minority News - November 3, 2022

Those factors have led to historically high costs of inputs like fuel and fertilizer, but also notably high market prices for crops — especially wheat, said Kate Fuller, associate professor and extension specialist in the agricultural economics department at Montana State University.

Read more on: Street Insider, News Channel Nebraska-Metro, News Channel Nebraska-Central, KMLK, HTV10, WICZ, & Minority News

Amy Ando, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

U of I paper spotlights challenges, solutions to ag's role in carbon markets

By: Effingham Daily News & Illinois Business Journal - October 24, 2022

In addition to high upfront costs, tenant farmers are also hesitant to adopt a conservation practice because the benefits of that practice — better soil health increases the land’s value, for example — likely will be accessible by only a future tenant or the landowner, said Amy Ando, a professor in the U of I’s College of Agricultural & Consumer Economics who led the study.

Read more on: Effingham Daily News & Illinois Business Journal

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