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CARD: Ceasing China trade's short-term effects

September 27, 2017

Several members of CARD were quoted in an Iowa State Daily article about the potential effects on US agriculture in the case of cessation of US trade with China.

“Ceasing trade with China would have a major short-term impact on agricultural markets. China is one of our top two markets, going back and forth with Canada, with a rough value of $20 billion per year in ag trade,” Hart said.

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Rural equity grant announced

September 27, 2017

Mark EdelmanThe Business Record reports that last week Senator Grassley's office informed Mark Edelman, professor, that the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has approved a Seed Fund Support Grant for $300,000 over 3 years to support the $600,000 project called the Iowa Rural Equity Project.

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Harl quoted in US News & World Report

September 26, 2017

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in an article in the September 22, 2017 U.S. News & World Report.

"Limos Not Tractors," focuses on the repeal of the Federal Estate tax. (Harl is opposed to the repeal for several reasons and has been widely quoted on the issue.)

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I-CORPS team recruitment

September 21, 2017

ISU recently received NSF funding to become an I-Corps site. Basically I-Corps is a program to grow and enhance our entrepreneurial ecosystem targeting graduate students and PosDocs. The program is team focused (Teams of 3 to 4) and involves training and other support for graduate students/Post Docs (working in a team with a faculty, known as an academic lead, and an entrepreneur mentor).

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships

September 19, 2017

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announces the opening of the 2018 competition for two significant dissertation completion fellowships, and a fellowship opportunity for tenure-track junior faculty. These programs offer support for student and faculty work, in addition to the opportunity to join a seven-decade network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows. The 22,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows are a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence.

Ag bus students receive co-op scholarships

September 18, 2017

IIC scholarship winnersThe Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has announced the recipients of the 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperative Scholarships. The awards were given to full time students at two and four year colleges or universities who had work experience or an internship at an Iowa Institute for Cooperatives member cooperative.

Eathington to do worker migration interview

September 14, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, plans to record an interview on Thursday with Dave Price, WHO-TV. Eathington will discuss an analysis she and Dave Swenson conducted on worker migration patterns in Iowa. The interview is scheduled to air Sunday morning on The Insiders.

 

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