Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Members in the News: September 5, 2023


Nicholas Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Olive Oil Is in Trouble

By: CNN – August 19, 2023

“In the US, crops in the South and West look to be particularly affected. Heat combined with the very dry conditions will impact primary crops in those regions which would include wheat, cotton, and corn and soybeans.”

Read More On: CNN

Matin Qaim, University of Bonn

Is a Global Food Crisis The New Normal?

By: Aljazeera – August 28, 2023

“Prices of food staples like wheat, maize, rice and oil seeds have risen since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 disrupted global supply chains, after years of relatively stable costs. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine made things worse, with global food prices at an all-time peak in March 2022. We had not seen such increases since 2007-08 and 2011.”

Read More On: Aljazeera

Holly Wang, Purdue University

What Is Cultivated Meat?”

By: The A1 – August 28, 2023

“Cultivated meat is green-lit in the U.S. That’s meat grown in a lab. Instead of sending animals to the slaughterhouse, meats are grown from animal stem cells. However, meat production without factory farming has some wondering about the possibilities it could have for future food production. How exactly is the meat grown? What would it take to increase production? How would it impact the food industry?”

Read More On: The A1

David Hughes, University of Tennessee
Karen DeLong, University of Tennessee
Christopher Clark, University of Tennessee

UTIA Researchers Evaluate Potential Land Use of Solar Panels on Tennessee Farmland

By: Morning Ag Clips – August 27, 2023

“The nation’s use of solar energy has increased drastically over the last decade, growing from 0.6% to 4.8% of total U.S. electricity produced. Further, the U.S. Department of Energy projects solar generation could provide as much as 40% of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035. Rapid expansion and projections of continued growth were drivers in this latest research to determine the amount of land needed to accommodate the increase in solar installations in Tennessee.”

Read More On: Morning Ag Clips, Also PV Magazine or Agri Pulse

Zach Rutledge, Michigan State University

The Ripple Effects Of Ag’s Immigrant Challenges

By: Crypto News BTC – August 28, 2023

“Half the farmers within the fruit and vegetable sector are dealing with labor shortages. On common, they will solely discover 80% of the employees they usually want.”

Read More On: Crypto News BTC or Agri Pulse

Bruce Sherrick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Inflation and Recession Pressures: Is Farmland a Good Investment Right Now?

By: Dairy Heard Management – August 22, 2023

“you might not need to worry about what inflation is doing to your farmland values. Farmland returns are very highly correlated with inflation. Most importantly, it has a positive correlation with inflation. This correlation is derived from the size and debt of the industry.”

Read More On: Dairy Heard Management

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Western vs. Chinese Communist Party views of universal values: Do both make sense?

By: Rochester Business Journal – September 1, 2023

“President Biden likes to say that in contemporary times, one of the central battles being fought in the world is between autocracies and democracies. Clearly, this is one plausible way of looking at the world in which we live. In furtherance of this dichotomous view of the world, it is interesting to study how the chief present-day autocracy, namely, the People’s Republic of China governed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), views the long cherished and seemingly Western concept of universal values.”

Read More On: Rochester Business Journal

Brady Brewer, Purdue University

Climate Change May Force More Farmers And Ranchers To Consider Irrigation — At a Steep Cost

By: St. Louis Post -  August 26, 2023

“If the system boosts yields and provides a return of $50 an acre or more, it can pay off well for a farmer. We haven’t seen much increased interest in irrigation from Midwest farmers yet. So far, a surplus of water has been the bigger issue in many places, but if yields start showing losses in the coming years due to worsening heat and flash droughts.”

Read More On: St. Louis Post

Wendy J. Umberger, University of Adelaide

Food Trends Pose New Challenge to Agriculture

By: ABC AU – August 28, 2023

“Growers reacting to the ebbs and flows of a forever-changing market, with short-lived trends, were demonstrating unsustainable to food security as a whole. They must be ready to deal with increasing input prices, regulations, and export markets, and meeting certain certifications.”

Read More On: ABC AU

William Masters,Tufts University

Tracking Grocery Prices: What’s Up, What’s Down, And Where You Can Save Money

By: Boston 25 News – August 30, 2023

“In the last six or seven months, we’ve seen a very nice reduction in the rate of inflation. Understanding “grocery store geography” can help shoppers find the best value. Prices for packaged, processed foods in the center of the store tend to be the most stubborn. Where prices have not come down so much is the middle of the store. That pricing power, that brand loyalty has allowed the middle-of-the-store prices to remain pretty sticky and high.”

Read More On: Boston 25 News

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