Monday, June 10, 2024

Members in the News: June 10, 2024

Chad Hart, Iowa State University

  • Is ‘Bidenomics’ To Blame For Higher Gas Prices?
    By: KCRG TV-9 – May 23, 2024
  • Corn Exports Improve, Soybeans Lag
    By: Missouri Farmer Today – May 29, 2024

Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota

Ramstad: After 11 Years as Minnesota's State Economist, Kalambokidis Leaves the Post

By: Star Tribune – June 5, 2024

"When we're doing our analyses and constructing our forecasts, we're very much in the weeds of our data and our models. I like to come up out of the weeds and learn how other people are perceiving the economy, or are perceiving the budget or the forecast, and see how that helps me in my modeling."

Read more on: Star Tribune

Jenna Wicks, Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation June 2024 Cultivators Presenting Research at Round Table

By: Morning Ag Clips – June 3, 2024

“We are very excited to have these incredible students bring their valuable research findings to an important discussion at this Round Table meeting. These students are the future leaders in agriculture and their contributions current and future will help shape the agricultural landscape of tomorrow.”

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

David Anderson, Texas A&M University

Beekeeping Is Booming in Texas (Thanks to a Sweet Tax Break)

By: Texas Monthly – June 6, 2024

“In 1978, voters passed a state constitutional amendment to help farmers with large acreages but thin profits stay afloat in a tide of rising taxes. Farmers were land rich and cash poor. We didn’t want to push farmers off their land as cities grew.”

Read more on: Texas Monthly

James Mintert, Purdue University

Farmer Sentiment Recovers in May; Interest in Solar Leasing Rising

By: PRN News – June 4, 2024

"The boost in the Index of Future Expectations reflects farmers' expectation that conditions will improve, although it's clear 2024's financial challenges are still a concern. While the overall outlook on farmland values showed little change in May, the evolving landscape of energy production is beginning to play a role in producers' views. We are seeing a shift in how alternative revenue sources are impacting farmland value expectations."

Read more on: PRN News

Wendong Zhang, Cornell University
Mykel Taylor, Auburn University

 “The Top Foreign Country in Terms of Ownership of U.S. Agricultural Land is Canada

By: Wisconsin State Farmer – June 6, 2024

“Most people are surprised to find that China actually ranked so low in terms of total holdings, and most people wouldn’t necessarily think that Canada captures the lion’s share. Of course, Canada and China pose different national security risks, so the reaction is very different.”

Read more on: Wisconsin State Farmer

Brian  Roe, The Ohio State University
Amy Ando, The Ohio State University

Ohio State CFAES to Lead Federal Food Waste Initiative

By: Morning Ag Clips – June 6, 2024

“About one-third of all food is wasted, with about half of that occurring in homes throughout the United States. Lessons learned from the pilot campaign will be used to develop an integrated education program for governmental and non-governmental organizations.”

“Brian’s work on reducing food waste is a shining example of the power of the integrated land-grant mission to solve pressing problems. His scholarly research has advanced knowledge on key elements of human behavior related to food waste. His involvement with extension and federal agencies is putting that knowledge to work to strengthen food supply chains, improve the environment, and save consumers money.”

Read more on: Morning Ag Clips

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