Monday, February 27, 2023

Members in the News: February 27, 2923


*Disclaimer - This email is to acknowledge citations of current AAEA members and/or their research in any public media channel. AAEA does not agree nor disagree with the views or attitudes of cited outside publications.

Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

Did Telecoms Overreport Their Broadband Coverage In Underserved Areas?

By: Marketplace - February 17, 2023

“some of the most underserved communities had the least capacity to fight. If your community does not have the resources in order to follow through on what is a very bureaucratic process,” then it might lose out on once-in-a-generation funding.”

Read More on: Marketplace

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

Study: Iowa Ethanol Production Would Shrink If Carbon Pipelines Don't Move Forward In Iowa

By: WVIK - February 16, 2023

“The study puts into perspective how carbon pipelines can reshape financial opportunities for ethanol plants and how that might change the industry itself going forward. When asked if capturing and sequestering carbon is “life or death” for the ethanol industry, Hart said he wouldn’t agree with that claim. But I would agree that it does have a major impact on for how long the ethanol industry will remain a very strong, viable industry within the power and fuel sector."

Read More On: WVIK or Morning Ag Clips

Jennifer Ifft, Kansas State University

K-State Ag Economist Urges Producers to Review Crop Insurance Options

By: The Mercury - February 18, 2023

“High coverage policies – such as SCO and ECO and Margin Protection that is purchased in the fall – represent a different approach to managing risk that requires a larger upfront investment. I suggest producers work closely with an agent to make sure you fully understand what you are getting into. Crop insurance is purchased by farmers and subsidized by the U.S. government to protect against the loss of their crops due to natural disasters, or loss of revenue due to declines in the price of the particular crop they’re insuring. High coverage policies are county-level crop insurance options that provide additional coverage for a portion of the producer’s deductible. High coverage policies require a long-term perspective. Premiums and payouts are substantially higher than traditional crop insurance policies.”

Read More On: The Mercury

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Food Survey Queries Consumers About New Year’s Resolutions, Risk Tolerance

By: DRG News - February 18, 2023

“People are generally knowledgeable about the actions needed to improve health and want to pursue them – such as increasing fruits and vegetables and exercising more. It appears that people have already cut back and found deals to help stop their food spending from continually rising. If food inflation does not come down significantly this year, consumers might not have much room to maneuver their budgets further.”

Read More On: DRG News

Dan Petrolia, Mississippi State University

"Sediment Diversion Likely to Trigger Seafood Price Spike"

By: Local Today - February 16, 2023

“Those prices are going to go up. People may want Louisiana shrimp, but the higher prices may push them to swap Louisiana shrimp for imported ones…With oysters, it might not be a price issue. There may be nothing left to harvest.”

Read More: Local Today

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joana Colussi,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nick Paulson,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joe Janzen,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

South America Has Large Impact On Markets, Exports

By: Missouri Farmer Today - February 11, 2023

“South America now has a greater presence in the world soybean market than the U.S.,” the authors say. “Understanding soybean production in South America is as important, maybe more important for American farmers and agribusinesses than understanding soybean production in the U.S. The U.S. remains the world’s leading producer of corn, but understanding South American corn production has become important to being an informed producer and marketer of corn.”

Read more on: Missouri Farmer Today

Eric Belasco, Montana State University

"Montana Ranchers Struggling Despite Good Beef Prices"

By: Bozeman Daily Chronicle - February 17, 2023

"It’s a frustrating position to be in. Most ranchers would like to see a bigger herd right now, but they don’t have the conditions to carry that. Belasco said it takes a long time for ranchers to rebuild reduced herd sizes. Last year, Montana saw the biggest cattle inventory drop of any U.S. state. So this year’s two percent drop feels much better."

Read More: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

David Ortega, Michigan State University

How Eggs Impact the Price of Everything
- By: Brownfield Ag News - February21, 2023

"Eggs Remain a Value Buy"
- By: Brownfield Ag News - February 23, 2023

William Ridley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Devadoss,
Texas Tech University

How U.S. Cotton Exports Are Shifting In Response to Competition And Trade Policy

By: Farmers Advance - February 22, 2023

“While the t-shirt you are wearing is likely to be made in China, Vietnam or Pakistan, it may be produced from cotton grown much closer to home. The U.S. is a major world supplier of cotton, exporting much of the production to markets in Asia, where it goes into textile manufacturing. However, growing competition from Brazil and the effects of recent trade policies are shifting global market trends.”

Read More: Farmers Advance

Kate Fuller, Montana State University

Ag Land Lease Rates Up Slightly in 2022, with One Major Exception

By: Northern Ag. Network - February 21, 2023

"2022 lease rates did not decline in Montana. Mostly, they were up slightly, following a pattern that has been seen for many years: average lease rates inch up, but once inflation is taken into account, they are just about the same as last year.”

Read More: Northern Ag. Network

Lotanna Emediegwu, Manchester Metropolitan University

"Ukraine Invasion One Year On: Food Security Concerns Persist”

By: Just Food - February 23, 2023

“Every continent in the world is quite dependent on this region. In terms of where we are now, developing country prices are still on the rise. Food inflation is going up. Lebanon, for example, has seen a 400% rise in food prices in the last year and Zimbabwe more than 70% in one year. Some nations in the EU are getting a large quantity of these [Black Sea] exports. Most of the supply is going to the EU and this is understandable because Ukraine needs money. Some developing countries, such as Nigeria, have a debt crisis which makes it difficult to trade internationally.”

Read more on: Just Food

Zach Rutledge, Michigan State University

"Shifting Labor Trends"

By: Good Fruit Grower - February 13, 2023

"There’s been quite a bit of research over the past decade showing that the supply of domestic foreign labor is declining. One of the big reasons is that there are other opportunities in nonfarm sectors of the U.S. There are lower birth rates in Mexico, too, and, until recently, U.S. border security was tighter."

Read More on: Good Fruit Grower

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