Monday, August 14, 2023

Members in the News: August 14, 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.

Travis Smith, University of Georgia

Kids Who Lose WIC Lose Nutrition

By: Morning Ag Clips – August 3, 2023

“We were surprised to find that there was this large of a reduction in nutritional quality. But our results show that this program really does work to increase the quality of children’s diets. Now we know that when parents lose access to WIC, they make sure their kid can eat the same amount of food, but they switch to a lower quality of food.”

Read More On: Morning Ag Clips, also Atlanta News Fist, or GBP

David Ortega, Michigan State University

Beef Prices are High and Headed Higher
By: The Messenger – August 2, 2023

"Consumers Seeing Relief In Some Food Prices as Inflation Continues to Slow"
By: News From the States - August 10, 2023

"Inflation 2023: 7 Foods That Could Break Your Grocery Budget In the Fall"
By: Yahoo! Finance - August 10, 2023

Andrew J. Van Leuven, Oklahoma State University

Great Lakes Region ‘Farm Employment’ Down 19,000 Since 1969

By: Michigan Farm News – July 21, 2023

“Overall, U.S. farm employment has declined 35% since 1969, plummeting from nearly 4 million jobs — or 4.4% of total jobs — to 2.6 million jobs in 2021, representing just 1.3% of total U.S. employment.”

Read More On: Michigan Farm News

Mywish Maredia, Michigan State University

  • New WCR Research Outlines ‘Innovation Crisis’ in Green Coffee
    By: Daily Coffee News – June 29, 2023
  • Coffee Needs an Additional $452 Million/Year To Innovate For Climate Change, Says WCR
    By: International Comunicaffe – June 29, 2023

Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin – Madison

How Does the Wisconsin Housing Market Rank in The U.S.?

By: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 3, 2023

“Many Wisconsin homeowners who purchased their home with relatively low mortgage interest rates are hesitant to sell their home and purchase a new property with higher interest rates."

Read More On: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Holly Wang, Purdue University
Yizhou Hua,
Purdue University

Soybean Industry Benefits from Demand for Cell-cultured Meat

By: New Protein – July 26, 2023

“Lab-cultured meat products are already sold and consumed in the world, with some produced and supplied by U.S. firms. Domestically, lab meat just received major government approval, and so it can move very fast to the market. Mass production is expected right around the corner.”

Read More On: New Protein

Roderick Rejesus, North Carolina State University
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea,
Cornell University
Seungki Lee,
The Ohio State University

The Climate Wrecking Ball Striking Food Supply

By: Axios - August 7, 2023

"The literature is pretty clear" that if the observed increased frequency of extreme weather events continues, it will hurt crop yields in particular.”

“Price hikes are more imminently visible as a result of extreme weather events. But in the long run, when the contribution of recent climate trends slowing down crop yield growth compounds with lags in production growth, it can have a slow-burn effect on consumer costs.”

“We should be anticipating some drastic supply shocks.”

Read More On: Axios

Yangxuan Liu, University of Georgia

Brooks County Growers Win Top Cotton Award

By: The Moultrie Observer – August 2, 2023

“Winners in these categories are determined by the loan value and premiums of their cotton. The winners’ excellent achievements are due largely to their management practices and expertise.”

Read More On: The Moultrie Observer

Roderick Rejesus, North Carolina State University

Climate Change Harming World's Food Supply With Corn, Wheat Harvests Impacted

By: CBS News – August 10, 2023

“Experts are warning climate change and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events could have devastating effects on global food production. Rod Rejesus, an agricultural economist at North Carolina State University, joined CBS News to discuss some impacts already being felt.”

Read More On: CBS News

Jim Jansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cash Lease Adjustments For Irrigation Equipment

By: Farm Progress – August 4, 2023

“Each year, the special feature section covers topics on new or emerging issues related to the agricultural land industry in Nebraska. These topics reflect the interest expressed by panel members and readership of the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights Reports.”

Read More On: Farm Progress

Ted Schroeder, Kansas State University

Beef Industry Feedback Helps Develop New Recordkeeping App

By: Feedstuffs – August 4, 2023

"We launched a project to develop an electronic data recordkeeping system for basic information cow-calf producers could record in the field using cell phones, store in a cloud database, and perform data transfer to downstream cattle buyers.”

Read More On: Feedstuffs

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

Grain Storage Costs Have Soared. That Puts Midwest Elevators and Co-ops in a Tough Spot.”

By: Marketplace – August 3, 2023

“That is the beauty and the curse of a market. For everybody that’s happy in that market, there’s probably another person that’s unhappy. Those who store the grain are likely the unhappy ones right now, but they’re used to uncertainties. Most of your elevators, your co-ops, they’ve been through periods like this before. They can do some moves to help manage the financial risks that they face. Given the increased cost, it does mean that any misstep they might make financially has a bigger impact on their bottom line.”

Read More On: Marketplace

Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Justin Bina,
Kansas State University

Active Population May Drive Meat Purchases, Prices in The Future

By: National Hog Farmer – August 7, 2023

“Nearly 37% of the U.S. adult population who are deliberately consuming protein to aid in their fitness journey.

“These pursuits are often fueled by an intentional consumption of protein to aid in muscle repair and recovery; the economic impacts of which have not been assessed," Bina says. "Along with a monetary value of these consumers, our work will compare various measures of demand for meat for the 'active' versus 'non-active' population and across an array of retail products.”

Read More On: National Hog Farmer

Hunter D. Biram, University of Arkansas
Grant Gardner,
University of Kentucky

Implications of the Black Sea Grain Deal Cancellation

By: Farm Progress – August 9, 2023

“The Black Sea Grain Deal made it possible for Ukraine to continue to ship goods amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict. On August 1, 2022, five months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the first Ukrainian grain ship left the port of Odesa, marking a time when Ukraine safely exported grain, fertilizer, and other products.”

Read More On: Farm Progress

Brittney Goodrich, University of California, Davis

New UC Studies Estimate Production Costs for Coastal Lettuce and Broccoli

By: Morning Ag Clips – August 8, 2023

“These studies provide growers with a baseline to estimate their own costs, which can help when applying for production loans, projecting labor costs, securing market arrangements or understanding costs associated with water and nutrient management and regulatory programs.”

Read More On: Morning Ag Clips

Joseph Balagtas, Purdue University

Majority of Americans Report High Rate of Food Satisfaction

By: Beef Magazine  – August 10, 2023

“Nearly three out of four Americans consistently report high levels of food satisfaction. The survey results further emphasize the significant differences between consumers with varying levels of food satisfaction.”

Read More On: Beef Magazine

Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee

Tenn. Strengthens International Partnerships to Advance Forest Products Industry

By: Morning Ag. Clips – August 9, 2023

“The recent trade mission was part of TDA’s initiatives that support agricultural and forest products producers and supply chains. The travel to Vietnam was part of the state’s ongoing efforts to promote international exports of Tennessee products.”

Read More On: Morning Ag. Clips

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