Monday, June 5, 2023

Members in the News: June 5, 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.

David Ortega, Michigan State University

  • How does the price of soybeans, corn and other commodities affect the price of food?”
    By: NPR Marketplace – May 31, 2023
  • "Memorial Day Barbecues Under Fire As Food Prices Continue To Soar"
    By: New York Post – May 27, 2023

Shadi Atallah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Robot Farmers? Machines Are Crawling Through America's Fields. And Some Have Lasers"

By: USA Today - May 4, 2023

"In some cases, ag robots can do things that simply couldn’t be done before. One example is small robots that can navigate and weed under the canopy of a cornfield after the plants have grown high. Any weeds, even hidden ones, take nutrients and moisture from the soil that could go to crops. Now we just accept those weeds because we can’t get to them."

Read More on: USA Today or World News Era

Tomas Nilsson, Olds College

Technology in Agriculture...Home Weed Control

By: Ag Today – May 25, 2023

“Today’s show begins with Tomas Nilsson, faculty member at Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, and Terry Griffin, K-State cropping systems economist. The pair discusses challenges technology faces when trying to be adopted by producers in agriculture.”

Read More On: Ag Today

Andrew Stevens, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Agri-Food Supply Chain Resiliency During Covid-19

By: Market Day Report – May 31, 2023

Speaks at minute mark 0:20”

Read More On: Market Day Report

Kenneth Burdine, University of Kentucky

No Bull-The Value of Castration For Calves

By: Southern Livestock – May 26, 2023

“If you don’t regularly castrate male calves prior to sale, consider whether you have the resources to add it to your standard calf management protocol. Unlike some management practices, buyers can easily observe this one, making it an easy one for marketing your management and one that has a relatively high return for your efforts. If you need assistance with the how-to and when of castration, contact your county extension educator.”

Read More On: Southern Livestock

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University

U.S. Meat Demand Declining, Still Remains Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

By: National Hog Farmers - June 1, 2023

“U.S. meat demand declining, still remains above pre-pandemic levels”
By: National Hog Farmer – June 1, 2023. In short, while personal finances have squeezed things, residents remain very interested in having beef, pork and other meat proteins in their diet which supports demand levels being above early 2020 levels.”

Read More On: National Hog Farmer

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

"The Future of Food: Lab-Grown Meat and Plant-Based Alternatives"

By: Lera Blog - May 2, 2023

"Plant-based meat alternatives have emerged as another sustainable and ethical solution to meet the growing demand for protein. Companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have garnered significant attention due to their innovative use of plant-derived ingredients to replicate the taste, texture, and nutritional profile of conventional meat products."

Read More On: Lera Blog

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