Monday, June 19, 2023

Members in the News: June 19, 2023

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Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

  • 5 Foods That Cost Less This Year
    By: yahoo! Life – June 10, 2023
  •  “Inflation Looms Large For Consumers Ahead of Summer
    By: NBC News – June 12, 2023

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joseph Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute
Joe Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wheat Prices Have Stabilized Since The Collapse of The Ukrainian Dam

By: AP News – June 9, 2023

“Anytime this war shows signs of getting further escalated, there’s a lot of concern, People are going to be watching to see what happens with the agreement.”

“Expectations for food exports from Ukraine will likely “continue to diminish as we recognize that Ukrainian production will continue to be severely impaired because of the war.”

Read More on: AP News

Wendong Zhang, Cornell University

84% of Iowa Farmland Now Owned Debt-Free

By:  Ag Web – June 12, 2023

“The rise of cash rent, especially fixed cash rent, correlates with the growing percentage of landowners who are part-time and non-residents of Iowa. Fifty-five percent of land is owned by an owner who did not farm in 2022, and, of them, over half do not have farming experience. Especially for those landowners, a fixed cash rental contract is a natural choice.”

Read More On: Ag Web

Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University

K-State Chosen to Lead Global Animal Health Effort

By: Morning Ag. Clips – June 9, 2023

“Our thought process is that we can start to work together across these 33 countries in the Americas region to develop a set of consistent methods and tools that everyone can use to estimate the economic impacts of animal health,” Pendell said. “Then we can take that knowledge that we generate and disseminate that information back to the decision-makers, whether that be animal health officials, producers or anybody throughout the supply chain, so they can make better management decisions.”

Read More On: Morning Ag Clips

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

As Vegan Meat Sales Start to Climb, Animal Meat Production Struggles

By: Veg News – June 8, 2023

“But there are other reasons, aside from price, for the drop in demand since 2022. Regularly … we observe the relative importance of price is lower in many coastal states. My opinion is most coastal residents likely place a higher priority on environmental impact, animal welfare, and perhaps some other social considerations that differ from the traditional eating experience factors of taste, fresh[ness], etc. Accordingly, this makes price a lower relative factor for those residents.”

Read More On: Veg News

Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University

  • Digital Divide Hinders Rural Innovation, Study Shows
    By: TEI – June 12, 2023
  • What is the Financial Cost of Untreated Mental Illness?
    By: Amen Clinics – June 13, 2023

Sarah Low, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Meat processing plants: What factors are critical for survival?"

By: PHYS – June 13, 2023

"Even before the pandemic, there was a lot of focus on concentration in meat processing. When the pandemic hit, plants with thousands of workers shut down due to COVID outbreaks. Meat processing capacity was reduced by about 40% at the height of the lockdowns, and ongoing efforts to break up plants were intensified. Our goal was to understand what factors are associated with plant survival, so we could better inform policymakers who want to invest in these plants."

Read More On: PHYS

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