Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News

June 21, 2022
 

Associate professor Wendong ZhangAssociate professor Wendong Zhang was interviewed by World-Grain for the story "China hungry for more," which focuses on China's drive to become self-sufficient while growing to become the world's largest importer of agricultural products.

April 22, 2022
 

US-China high level dialogueDermot Hayes, professor, Wendong Zhang, associate professor, and David Acker, CALS associate dean, attended the 2022 US-China High Level Dialogue held in Des Moines at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates April 21.

April 14, 2022
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for an article in Farmer Mac's The Feed about how potential interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve could influence agricultural land markets in the coming years. 

March 16, 2022
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a March 14 Daily Scoop story, "5 Transformations Happening in China That Will Affect Your Farm."

February 22, 2022
 

Beatrice MauleAg bus senior Beatrice Maule was selected to represent Iowa State University at the 15th Annual “Research in the Capitol” Symposium on Feb. 21, 2022.

January 31, 2022
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor made a recent presentation at the Great Lakes Crop Summit in Mt. Pleasant, MI, on Jan. 26, 2022, on "Midwest farmland values and U.S.-China agricultural trade: the way forward."

January 22, 2022
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed in a Jan. 21 AP story, "Think your home value is soaring? Talk to a farmer."

“I’m definitely surprised by the magnitude,” said Wendong Zhang, an economist at Iowa State University who oversees an annual farmland value survey.

January 04, 2022
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 1 KIWA story, "Profile of farm owners in Iowa hasn’t changed much."

December 14, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, announced the findings of the annual survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at a press conference Dec. 14. 

December 07, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangA new study by Iowa State University economists found that lake recreation activities in Iowa drove over $1 billion in spending in the state in 2019.

December 07, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, received a Young Professional Achievement Award from Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society.

November 29, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was a guest on the Nov. 29 Iowa Farm Bureau podcast, "What’s driving rising farmland prices? | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 88."

November 19, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, spoke about the meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping Monday at the “Harvest Marketing Insights & China’s Commodity Appetite” webinar, according to a Nov. 17 Successful Farming story.

November 17, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed in a Nov. 16 NPR story, "A giant investment firm paid a university to study one of its biggest assets — farmland."

November 09, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a Nov. 9 Des Moines Register story, "Pressured by suburban growth, grain elevators will close in Altoona, Bondurant — 'beacon on the prairie' to vanish."

November 05, 2021
 

Beatrice MauleBeatrice Maule, ag business junior, has had her paper, "How Gender Affects Successions and Transfers of Iowa Farms," featured on the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) website.

October 27, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, co-authored a new article published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

October 12, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangThe relationship between the United States and China may be at its lowest point in recent history, but both countries continue to need each other to achieve strategic goals in agriculture, food production and food security.

This message reverberates through a new policy report, “Finding Firmer Ground: The role of Agricultural Cooperation in US.–China Relations” by Wendong Zhang, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, and Minghao Li, assistant professor of economics, applied statistics and international business at New Mexico State University.

October 11, 2021
 

Wendong Zhang, Sergio LenceA new paper, "Are Expert Opinions Accurate? Panel Data Evidence from the Iowa Land Value Survey," by Wendong Zhang, associate professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, was published in Land Economics.

September 30, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, is leading a project that aims to understand nutrient impacts on rural and lower-income communities.

September 21, 2021
 

Wendong Zhang, Terry BranstadWendong Zhang, associate professor, presented at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2021 Leadership Institute Friday, Sept. 17. He presented on Inside Perspectives of China and Trade, along with former governor of Iowa and former U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad.

September 16, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, co-authored a white paper on the role of agricultural collaboration in US-China Relations, "Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Agricultural Cooperation in US-China Relations." This is commissioned by the US Heartland China Association and the Carter Center, and will be posted on their websites and be distributed via email and printed copies to legislators and stakeholders.

September 14, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 4 Iowa Farmer Today story, "U.S. production influences global ag practices."

September 09, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, has had an article, "A Fortune from misfortune: Evidence from hog firms’ stock price responses to China’s African Swine Fever outbreaks," published in Food Policy.

August 26, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 25 Radio Iowa story, "Iowa cash rents for farmland up from last year."

August 23, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, has been invited to serve as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. J. Arbuckle has been serving as an Associate Editor for this journal for many years. The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (JSWC) is a multidisciplinary journal of natural resource conservation research, practice, policy, and perspectives. It is published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

August 19, 2021
 

Minghao Li, Wendong ZhangMinghao Li, former CARD postdoc, and Wendong Zhang, associate professor, have an invited article just published by Nature Food in the News and Views Section.

August 03, 2021
 

Nick Paulson, Jonathan McFaddenAlumni Nick Paulson ('07 PhD ag econ) and Jonathan McFadden ('15 PhD economics) won awards at this year's AAEA meetings Aug. 1-3 in Austin, Texas.

August 03, 2021
 

Beatrice Maule, Nieyan ChengBeatrice Maule, ag bus junior, and PhD student Nieyan Cheng won awards at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association meetings, Aug. 2020.

 

June 25, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor has been selected as a faculty mentor in the Northeast Agricultural & Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Career Advancement and Mentorship (CAM) Program 2021-2022 Cohort.

June 22, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangA 2018 ISU study led by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, estimated Iowa is losing out on about $30 million from Iowans who would pay more to visit cleaner lakes and rivers, according to a June 21 story in the Gazette

June 15, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, will share results from a 2019 survey about Iowans' lake-based recreation during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on June 16.

June 01, 2021
 

Wendong Zhang, Alejandro Plastina, Lee SchulzIn May 2021 Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was the latest Iowa State University extension economist to bring home the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years’ experience.

June 01, 2021
 

Nieyan ChengNieyan Cheng, a 4th year PhD student, is selected as one of the ten national finalists for the 2021 AAEA Extension Graduate Student Competition. 

June 01, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangA paper coathored by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, “Farmers under Threat: Implications for Attitudes toward China and Perceived Risks from the Trade Dispute,“ won a Top Paper Award from the Intergroup Communication Interest Group (ICIG) at ICA2020: Gold Coast.

May 21, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years experience. 

May 19, 2021
 

Wendong ZhangThe Soil Management Land Valuation virtual conference was held today, May 19. This is the 93rd annual conference and the longest running conference at Iowa State.

May 17, 2021
 

Wendiam Sawadgo, Wendong Zhang, Alejandro PlastinaWendiam Sawadgo ('20 PhD ag econ), in collaboration with Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, published a new open access article, "What drives landowners’ conservation decisions? Evidence from Iowa" in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.

May 16, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, gave a virtual seminar, "The Impact of China’s Place-based Environmental Regulations on its Hog Industry: A Synthetic Difference-in-differences Approach," at Jinan University in China Monday, May 17.

May 10, 2021
 

Wendong Zhang Market to MarketWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed on the May 7 edition of the IPBS Market to Market program about US-China trade relations. 

April 29, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 27 Singapore's Channel News Asia's Asia First program on the Biden administration's trade policy for its first 100 days, especially the US-China trade and relations in general. 

April 27, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed in an April 26 Gazette story, "Most Iowans favor fertilizer tax to improve water quality, but farmers prefer recreation fees, new survey shows."

April 15, 2021
 

Bartalotti, Zhang, WintersOn April 14, 2021, Provost Wickert confirmed that the Board of Regents has approved the following P&T actions: Otavio Bartalotti and Wendong Zhang have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and John Winters has been promoted to the rank of Professor, at the start of the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

April 15, 2021
 

Beatrice MauleBeatrice Maule, ag bus sophomore, was nominated for the 2021 Student Employee of the Year award by Wendong Zhang.

April 15, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor has announced the first of a quarterly series in collaboration with FarmlandFinder, built on ISU-FarmlandFinder Research Collaboration Agreement 136585, and which aims to provide timely and important ground-truth information on the Iowa land market, especially critical land supply information.

April 07, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made two presentations this week:

On Tuesday, April 6, at the 2021 Iowa Water Conference organized by Iowa Water Center held virtually: “The Economic Value of Less Harmful Algal Blooms: New Survey Results of Iowa Farmers and General Public” which is a joint work with Jimmy Shr, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at National Taiwan University.

April 05, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in an April 3 Iowa Farmer Today story, "Farmers and agents dissect recent rise in farmland values."

March 31, 2021
 

soil managementThe longest-running conference offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offered May 19 via Zoom.

March 24, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and member of USHCA’s Agriculture committee, will be the moderator for the April 1 US-China Ag Education Dialog organized by the US Heartland China Association.

March 22, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 21 Sioux City Journal story, "PROGRESS: Farmland values rise in every county in Northwest Iowa."

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