Monday, November 6, 2023

Members in the News: November 6, 2023


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Chad Hart, Iowa State University

More Fall Fertilizer Use in Iowa Could Harm Water Quality

By: The Gazette – October 21, 2023

“Farmers have been worried we've seen some wetter springs delaying chances for spring field work. If they are worried about that, they'll make that move (fertilizer application) in the fall.”

Read More On: The Gazette

Andrew Stevens, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Thanksgiving Food May Cost You Less in 2023

By: ABC 12 – October 31, 2023

“Turkey prices were really high last year due to a bird flu outbreak, this year we have gotten over that and wholesale prices for frozen turkeys are 25% lower on average.”

Read More On: ABC 12

Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
John Hoddinott, Cornell University
Seungmin Lee, Cornell University

New Measuring Tool Tracks Food Security Over Time

By: – 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 U.S. is very wealthy on average, 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."

"How many households are just briefly food insecure and need a food pantry to tide them over, versus one that needs SNAP benefits, or Social Security for those who have disabilities? That's where you need to study dynamics, you need to study what happens to people over time."

Read More On: or Morning Ag Clips

Sandro Steinbach, North Dakota State University

War in Ukraine Creating 'Toxic Mix' For Farmers There and in North Dakota

By: The Bismarck Tribune – October 29, 2023

“Wheatflation” is not a recognized word, but it is real, with potentially dire consequences felt in North Dakota because of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. For some, there is money to be made, but farmers in North Dakota are feeling the sting. Grocery shoppers are also facing a more than 60% jump in the price of bread.”

Read More On: The Bismarck Tribune

Eric Belasco, Montana State University

What Montana’s Independent Ranchers Need To Survive: Customers

By: High Country News – October 31, 2023

“The cause of that consolidation: economies of scale. As larger processors have demonstrated lower costs of production, it’s just been harder for a smaller processing facility to compete.”

Read More On: High Country News or Montana Free Press

Marin Skidmore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Soy Farming May Be Causing Child Cancer Deaths in Brazil: Study

By: Eurasia Review – October 31, 2023

“Over the past decades, Brazil's Amazon region has moved from cattle production to the cultivation of soy in response to a high global demand for soybeans. Brazil is currently the world's largest producer of the crop. The expansion has happened really quickly.”

Read More On: Eurasia Review

Joe Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How U.S. Soybeans Influence Global Economics
By: CNBC – October 12, 2023

Does Grain Storage Pay in 2023?
By: Farm Progress – October 20, 2023

Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

Why Small Firms’ R&D Efforts Deserve More Public Support

By: Rochester Beacon – October 31, 2023

“Despite the fact that our three erstwhile giants—Bausch + Lomb, Eastman Kodak, and Xerox—are mere shadows of their former enviable selves, Rochester is anything but a dying city. Leslie Eaton and many others have pointed out that even though Rochester was a company town, it is now, and has been for a while, a town of tiny companies.”

Read More On: Rochester Beacon

Jada Thompson, University of Arkansas

Resilient Turkey Industry Rebounds From HPAI, Arkansas Production Up 6 Percent

By: Magnolia Reporter – October 30, 2023

“The supplies are looking good, and prices are looking a lot better for the consumer than last year. We had highly pathogenic avian influenza last year. That took away a lot of our supplies and drove up the price, so consumers were pinched a little at the store along with some inflationary effects.”

Read More On: Magnolia Reporter

Zachariah Rutledge, Michigan State University

Michigan Dairy Labor Supply Pressures

By: Edairy News – November 1, 2023

“While labor-saving technology has increased productivity, people are still an integral part of cow care. In this article we’ll provide context and highlight strategies to help address labor challenges.”

Read More On: Edairy News

Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

The Post 1990 New Normal: Stable Real US Crop Prices

By: AgFax – November 1, 2023

“Inflation-adjusted real US crop prices declined over much of the 20th Century.  The decline ended around 1990.  Over the subsequent 30 years, real crop prices have exhibited no trend.”

Read More On: AgFax

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