Monday, October 30, 2023

Members in the News: October 30, 2023

Jordan Suter, Colorado State University

If The Wells Run Dry

By: High Plains Journal – October 20, 2023

“In the 1940s, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas signed the Republican River Compact, an agreement on exactly how much water each would receive from the Republican River basin. Now the state is being tasked with a looming deadline: either voluntarily retire 25,000 acres of irrigated land in the basin area by 2029 or face the mandated shutdown of wells.”

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Thomas Hertel, Purdue University

Water Quality In Gulf Of Mexico Improves When Adding Social Costs To Carbon Emissions

By: Eurasia Review – October 22, 2023

“Implementing a carbon price that reflects its social cost allows the U.S. to meet its commitment to the Paris Accord while significantly improving water quality. Our models showed that with this range of climate policies, U.S. carbon emissions could decline by 29% to 50%, depending on the stringency of the carbon pricing. This represents 4.6% to 8% of global carbon emissions and satisfies the range of reductions outlined in the Paris Accord.”

Read More On: Eurasia Review

Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
Hope Michelson,
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Building Trust in The Quality of Fertilisers in Tanzania

By: Vox Dev – October 26, 2023

“Farmers in low income countries tend to purchase pesticides, fertilisers, seeds and other agricultural inputs from small local shops. All of these inputs have unobservable key attributes that determine their quality. Urea, for example, is a fertilizer with nitrogen as the active ingredient. But nitrogen content cannot be observed by the naked eye.”

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Joseph Balagtas, Purdue University

Here's What Grocery Shoppers Are Willing To Spend A Little More Cash For

By: Fox 26 – October 23, 2023

"We ask consumers what they think they're getting for their money. Is it nutrition? Is it better quality ingredients? Consumers in our survey told us, really, it comes down to taste. The study found this is especially true when it comes to drinks. Most consumers tell us that, in the beverage aisle, name brands are more tasty. Coke and Pepsi are more tasty than their generic alternatives. We also find that two-thirds of consumers are willing to pay as much as a 30-percent premium for those name brand products."

Read More On: Fox 26

Joana Colussi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Nick Paulson,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gary Schnitkey,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3 Big Things Today

By: - October 23, 2023

“Producers often find corn prices unattractive relative to soybeans. An el nino weather system has developed in the Pacific Ocean and in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, rains "considerably" slowed the first corn planting last month. The largest expansion in percentage terms will be in Brazil's north and northeast regions, with some expansion coming from the conversion of pasture to cropland while some of the expansion comes at the expense of other crops."

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Nick Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sarah Low,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paulson Honored as Gardner Hinderliter Endowed Professor in Farm Management at University of Illinois

By: Albert Lea Tribune – October 24, 2023

“The overarching goal of Nick’s research and Extension programs is to provide information and tools to help agricultural producers make the best decisions possible to optimize profitability and environmental sustainability.”

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Jeanette Leila Klink-Lehmann, University of Bonn
Monika Hartmann,
University of Bonn

More Animal Welfare or More Environmental Protection?

By: Press News – October 14, 2023

“We were surprised to discover that if consumers were only provided with positive information, the willingness to pay more for ´open barn´ salami in comparison to the ‘no label’ salami increased but this was not true for ‘antibiotic-free’ salami.”

“In order to develop appropriate policy conditions, it is vital to investigate and clarify these conflicts in the sustainability debate.”

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Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
John Hoddinott,
Cornell University

A Third of US Households Experience Food Insecurity: New Tool

By: Interesting Engineering – October 26, 2023

“In the United States, there has been much less work on food insecurity dynamics than in many low-income countries, but it’s no less salient here.”

“While the US is a relatively rich nation, “there is a significant fraction of the population who are really poor and do not have the resources to acquire an adequate and healthy diet.”

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Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University

Market Uncertainty Signals Recession in The Next 18 Months

By: Michigan Farm News – October 27, 2023

“When we look out further, there's a lot of uncertainty — a lot of questions that need to be answered,” Briggeman told the Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference crowd on Tuesday.

“A recession is going to happen. Oh, by the way, we did have two consecutive quarters of negative growth, which, by definition, is a recession, but it wasn't officially declared. Declared or not, farmers should take advantage of the current low deposit rates and cheap money and look for ways to expand and/or improve their operation. The current inverted yield curve usually signals that the “market is starting to build in some expectations that we might move into a recession. There are generations of people who have never seen inflation, myself included.”

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Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin - Madison

"Wisconsin Poverty Has Come Down From Highs Of the 2008 Recession, But Still Above Early 2000s Lows"

By: WNPR - October 27, 2023

"Because unionization has been declining, that's putting downward pressure on wages, we're shifting away to more of a service based economy, (with jobs in) tourism, recreation, personal services, and those jobs tend not to pay quite as well."

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