Monday, April 24, 2023

Members in the News: April 24, 2023


*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.

Matthew Rousu, Susquehanna University

"The Phantom of the Opera: Goodbye Broadway"

By: BBC – April 13, 2023

“How did the musical manage to run for a record breaking 35 years? And why is it closing? As the curtain comes down on the Phantom in New York's famous Broadway theatre district, we look at what this means for the theatre industry. Matt Rousu is a professor of economics and runs the website ‘Broadway Economics’ - he talks through the fine margins that shows like Phantom operate within.”

Read More On: BBC

Simon Somogyi, University of Guelph

Food Inflation Continues To Slow, But Still Outpacing General CPI Increases

By: Yahoo! Finance – April18, 2023

We're seeing many impacts of the Ukrainian conflict ... particularly impacting grain prices, and we're seeing the impact of the Canadian dollar being a bit lower and fuel prices being a little bit higher. The prices of food in Canada, the picture of that is starting to improve from what we've seen over the last 18 months. It will take some time for the impact of those prices to be felt in the grocery store."

Read More On: Yahoo! Finance

Zachariah Rutledge, Michigan State University

  • IFTA focus: Meeting consumer demands
    By: Good Fruit Grower – April 6, 2023
  • Farmworkers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    By: HBO – April 17, 2023 (quoted at 14:05)
  • Getting Ag Workers to Sonoma County
    By: Sonoma County Wine Growers – April 12, 2023

William Masters, Tufts University

Causes and Consequences of Malnutrition Today

By: EconoFacts – April 16, 2023

“2.3 billion people, or 30% of the world’s population, are food insecure. This isn’t just a problem in low-income countries – an estimated 34 million people in the United States, including one out of every eight children, have constrained diets because of a lack of access to food. Furthermore, malnutrition and obesity are common since most people’s diets have some deficiencies, or some excesses because of the costs of food, and a lack of knowledge about what constitutes healthy eating.”

Read More On: EconoFacts

Sandro Steinbach, North Dakota State University

Brazil May Export 5 Million Tonnes of Corn To China in 2023

By: cZapp – March 22, 2023

“Since May 2022, Brazilian corn prices became cheaper than the US corn by US$ 0.05 per kg on average. A trend of increasing price difference between the two countries can be observed since May 2022, with Brazil’s average corn export price being lower. Moreover, it is noted that since 2019 an additional tariff of 10% has been imposed on corn imported from US by China as a measure of trade retaliation. ”

Read More On: cZapp

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

E-cigarettes And Three Key Public Policy Questions

By: Rochester Beacon – April 17, 2023

“Electronic or e-cigarettes are very popular in Rochester and new stores are opening in many parts of the city. In fact, in our city and more generally in the United States, e-cigarettes appear to have captured the imagination of a growing number of teens and hence e-cigarettes are also a key concern for local school administrators.”

Read More On: Rochester Beacon

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nick Paulson,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Crop Insurance Is Part of The Safety Net But Not Counter-Cyclical
    By: Successful Farming – April 11, 2023
  • 2022 Yields Below Trend
    By: Illinois Farmer Today – April 10, 2023
  • "Arc-co: Background, Payments, And Perspectives For Corn"
    By: - April 20, 2023

Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

·         Risks For 2023 Grain Farm Returns
By: – April 12, 2023

·         "Illinois Farmland Prices Have Jumped 45% In Past 24 Months"
By: AgriMarketing - April 17, 2023

Claudia Schmidt, Pennsylvania State University

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Food Survey: Consumers Trust and Value Product Labels

By: Morning AgClips – April 12, 2023

“Generally, consumers trust — or, at least, don’t distrust — the labels on their food. This trust is significantly lower for claims about the health or naturalness of food, claims which may often be more nebulous or more clearly motivated by marketing objectives.”

Read More On: Morning AgClips or National Hog Farmer

Edwin Price, Texas A&M University

Hunger Threatens U.S. National Security

By: Farmers Exchange – April 14, 2023

"Agriculture is the main profession practiced by the world's poorest people, so making investments in improving farm productivity in developing countries would go a long way toward addressing the root causes of many national security risks.”

Read More On: Farmers Exchange

Chris Wolf, Cornell University

Dr. Chris Wolf to Discuss Federal Milk Market Order Reform During Webinar on April 26

By: Dairy Business – April 20, 2023

“Christopher Wolf is the E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He conducts research, extension and teaching focusing on dairy markets and policy, farm business management, risk management, and farm animal welfare. Wolf has published widely in academic and industry outlets. Wolf’s extension program stresses the effect of public policy on farm behavior and financial outcome, aiming to focus on issues of current and future importance to policy-makers and industry decision makers.”

Read More On: Dairy Business

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"New Book Chronicles Personal, Professional Journey Studying Futures Markets"

By: Crop Producer - April 17, 2023

"I’ve thought about commodity markets for decades as an academic, and I’ve lived it as the son of a farmer, so I wanted to take on a big challenge and see if I could explain how the futures markets work in a way that the general public could readily understand, but also add a personal touch.”

Read More On: Crop Producer

Hope Michelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Opinion: Comprehending Food Insecurity In The 21st Century"

By: AgriPulse - April 20, 2023

"After more than fifteen years of heartening declines, global food insecurity and malnutrition are again on the rise. According to the most recent data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than 760 million people had insufficient food resources to meet their daily needs in 2021"

Read More On: AgriPulse

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