Monday, July 3, 2023

Members in the News: July 3, 2023


Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Median Home Sale Price in Wisconsin Rose 153 Percent Since 2012
    By: WIS Business or Wis Politics – June 23, 2023
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    By: wkow - June 22, 2023

Wendong Zhang, Cornell University

  • Land Survey Reveals Limited Foreign Ownership in Iowa
    By: Market to Market – June 23, 2023
  • Breaking Barriers: Women-Led Organizations Empower Iowa's Female Farmland Owners
    By: The Gazette - June 25, 2023

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

Rural Economics

By: PBS Iowa – June 23, 2023

“Arguably, the markets have already reacted to it. We've seen strong runups in corn and soybean prices over the past week, showing the concern that we have in the drought conditions not only here in Iowa but across the nation, especially as we look towards the Eastern Corn Belt. The challenge here is really that the drought we're seeing right now, while it doesn't look good, it's not necessarily impacting our agricultural production yet.”

Read More On: PBS Iowa

Aaron Smith, University of Tennessee
Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee

UTIA instrumental in launch of Southern Ag Today

By: Southern Ag Today – June 23, 2023

“The agriculture industry is facing numerous challenges, from commodity price volatility to rising input prices and ongoing supply chain issues.”

“The launch of this valuable resource demonstrates the commitment of Extension programs in the Southern land-grant system to assist our producers and policymakers and to bolster agricultural production in the South.”

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Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Median home sale price in Wisconsin rose 153 percent since 2012

By: Wis Politics – June 23, 2023

For the homeowner, this represents a remarkable increase in wealth but for potential buyers, particularly first-time buyers, this increase creates financial stress. The supply of new housing in Wisconsin hasn’t kept up with growing demand over this period, driving up home prices for both owners and renters alike. While the affordable housing shortage often comes up in discussions of the state’s top economic challenges.”

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Shenggen Fan, China Agricultural University

What Are The Future Trends to Watch Out For in China? 6 Experts Explain

By: YiCai - June 26, 2023

“More sustainable and healthy diets could limit obesity, disease and environmental impact. Consumption, in particular dietary habits, is closely intertwined with health and the environment. One study found that over half of all Chinese adults are overweight and obese, and of those slightly more than 16% are obese. Consumption of refined cereals, oils, red meat, and highly processed foods has been excessive, while that of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and seafood has been insufficient.”

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Jennifer Ifft, Kansas State University

Agricultural Land Is Becoming an Investment Vehicle for the Rich

By: Jacobin – June 25, 2023

“The idea was that they would be pro-family farms, and address concerns about green space and urban sprawl. Whether use-value assessment has been effective at achieving either of these objectives is dubious.”

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Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Lusk Named Vice President, Dean of OSU Agriculture

By: Morning Ag Clips – June 25, 2023

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to come home to a place where I worked for 13 years and help build on the foundation in place to move the college and our state forward. It’s an opportunity to make an impact and to make a difference. It’s also a place where the students, faculty and staff are doing good things, and OSU Agriculture is well positioned with support of alumni and stakeholders to have an even bigger impact in Oklahoma and beyond.”

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Tom Hertel, Purdue University

New Study Finds Investing In Nature Improves Equity, Boosts Economy

By: –June 26, 2023

"Traditional economic models of this kind almost completely neglect the fact that the economy relies on nature. This new study required a detailed understanding of how and where land use patterns change as a result of economic activity, with enough spatial detail to understand environmental consequences of these changes. It is a huge achievement."

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Margaret Lippsmeyer, Purdue University
Michael Langemeier, Purdue University
James Mintert, Purdue University
Nathan Thompson, Purdue University

Resilience to Strategic Risk

By: Ag Fax – June 27, 2023

“Strategic risks stem from a multitude of factors including a shifting political or social environment, changes in government policy, and a growing or contracting macroeconomy. Industry dynamics involving input markets and product markets as well as competitive and technological uncertainties also present strategic risks to firms.  To respond to strategic risks, businesses should reevaluate their long-run business plans.”

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Jay Akridge, Purdue University

Jay Akridge Believes in Education, Extension

By: Farm Progress – June 30, 2023

“My brother Paul still runs the business with two stores. I worked for Dr. Payne while attending Murray State University. Near the end of my undergraduate years, he asked if I had considered graduate school. I said no, I was planning to work in the business with Dad.”

Read More On: Farm Progress

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