Monday, May 8, 2023

Members in The News: May 8, 2023

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign

  • "For Farmers, An Uncertain Crop Season Awaits"
    By: Forbes - May 1, 2023
  • "Planting Progress Nears Midway Point"
    By: Farm Week Now - May 5, 2023

Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign

Farmers could adjust to temperature variations for rice and maize but not for wheat: Study

By: Ground Report – April 29, 2023

“Most of the studies measure the effects of climate change are considering year-to-year changes, which demonstrates variations in weather and not climate. However, the researchers examined the variations in weather using data over 60 years to study the long-term average effect of the yields of three major cereal crops in India such as rice, maize, and wheat.”

Read More On: Ground Report

Bruce Ahrendsen, University of Arkansas

  • Beginning Farmers, Ranchers Increase As Total Farm Numbers Decrease
    By: Farm Talk – May 2, 2023
  • Overall Farm, Ranch Numbers Have Declined In Recent Years; Female And Minority Ownership Up
    By: TB&P – May 3, 2023

James Mintert, Purdue University

Farmer Sentiment Improves; Less Pessimism Over Interest Rates

By: Market Screener – May 2, 2023

"Producers held a more optimistic view of the agricultural economy in April. A shift in farmers' expectations regarding the Fed's future interest rate policy could be a key reason”

Read More On: Market Screener

Simon Somogyi, Texas A&M University

Simon Somogyi Selected As New Litzenberg Chair At Texas A&M

By: AgriLife Today – May 2, 2023

“I am incredibly honored and excited to have been selected as the new Litzenberg Chair. This is a tremendous opportunity. One of my primary goals as the Litzenberg Chair will be to expand course offerings in the Weston program, including graduate and executive training. I believe this will better equip our students for the rapidly evolving industry landscape.”

Read More On: AgriLife

Nick Paulson, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign

"Farmland Prices In Brazil More Than Doubled In the Last 3 Years"

By: - May 1, 2023

"Farmland prices in Brazil have increased significantly over the last 3 years, driven by the combination of higher net farm income, low-interest rates, and strong demand from investors. The record appreciation of land has been driven by high commodity prices, robust global demand, and a favorable exchange rate for Brazilian exporters – leading to positive operating margins for corn and soybeans, despite high costs in agriculture."

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Aditya Khanal, Tennessee State University

Ag Economists Issue Report On Why Low Income Households Don’t Purchase Fruits & Vegetables”      

By: Agri Marketing – May 3, 2023

“We found that the vast majority of our sampled low-income household shops for fruits and vegetables (F&Vs) less than 2-3 times per month. The canned type is the main form of F&V purchased by the majority of underserved low-income households. Factors such as household income, education, presence of a child in the household, food support, and the form of fruit significantly influence the regular buy decisions of F&Vs.”

Read More On: Agri Marketing

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

"Rochester And Its Garment Workers: Then And Now"

By: Rochester Business Journal - May 5, 2023

"At the end of the 19th and in the early 20th century, Rochester was quite the center of the clothing industry in our nation. In fact, by 1910, Rochester produced 68 percent of men’s ready-made clothing and ranked fifth in the nation in this category after New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Chicago."

Read More On: Rochester Business Journal

Maria Gerveni,University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
Scott Irwin, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign

"Renewable Diesel and Biodiesel Feedstock Trends Over 2011–2022"

By: - May 2, 2023

"The growth in renewable diesel production capacity in the U.S. has been dramatic in recent years, with capacity in just the last two years expanding by 1.8 billion gallons, or 225 percent. The boom in renewable diesel production may be even larger in the next several years. One of the most discussed and debated aspects of the renewable diesel boom is its impact on feedstock markets, such as soybean oil."

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Trey Malone, University of Arkansas

"Can Arkansas Rice Make Non-Alcoholic Beer Better?"

By: Stuttgart Daily Leader - May 5, 2023

“This trend only seems to be accelerating, which is why so many breweries are exploring lower-alcohol or zero-alcohol options. Alcohol-free, or zero-alcohol, beverages are considered those with 0.0 percent alcohol. Non-alcoholic drinks are those with 0.5 percent alcohol or less. Low-alcohol beverages are those with 3.0 percent or less alcohol.”

Read More On: Stuttgart Daily Leader

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