Monday, March 25, 2024

Members in the News: March 25, 2024

 David Ortega, Michigan State University

  • In Wisconsin, a Vote For Biden or Trump Could Come Down to Grocery Prices
    By: Washington Post – March 18, 2024
  • Demand For Ice Cream is Cooling. How Can the Industry Adapt?
    By: Marketplace – March 20, 2024

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

How Many Children Should Couples Have Given Ongoing Climate Change?

By: Rochester Beacon – March 18, 2024

“How many children then should individual couples have? Although there can be no one answer that makes sense for all couples, we can still identify the factors at work. In particular, the answer involves trading off the private benefit of reproductive freedom with the social loss from contributing to the climate change problem. That said, there is definitely a moral dimension to the question about how many children to have when this decision is viewed in the context of the climate change problem. As such, it is instructive to examine what philosophers have said about this topic.”

Read more on: Rochester Beacon

Maria Kalaitzandonakes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brenna Ellison,
Purdue University

Consumers Across Political Spectrum Share Food Pricing Frustrations

By: Feedstuffs – March 18, 2024

“Although economists are happy that inflation has cooled, consumers are still really frustrated with high food prices. We’re seeing increasing discussion of the issue in this election year, because it is so top of mind for consumers, and therefore for voters.”

Read more on: Feedstuffs

Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major Role Seen For AI in Farming

By: Food Business News – March 12, 2024

“Handing over the charge for how to manage a farm to a robot is going to take some level of adaptation. Many of us would be very reluctant to let a robot make investment decisions over our life savings instead of having a financial adviser and that’s the kind of thing you can imagine for a farmer would be very similar.”

Read more on: Food Business News

Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri

University of Missouri Report Warns Falling Prices Could Squeeze Farmers

By: Missouri Independent – March 21, 2024

“We got lower commodity prices kind of across the board, except for cattle. The annual report is eagerly anticipated in the agriculture industry and its findings have extra significance this year as Congress tries to pass a farm bill renewing producer support and food distribution programs.”

Read more on: Missouri Independent or Missouri Ag Connection

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