Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News

September 09, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by Milli Legrain at Telemundo, in which she cited CARD's survey on the farmers’ trade perceptions about the trade war.

September 01, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, gave a webinar, "Agricultural Transformations in China and its Global Trade Implications," on Aug. 31 presented by the U.S. Heartland China Association for their the Way Forward Series, which attracts about 180 participants.

August 26, 2020
 

Chad Hart, Alejandro Plastina, Wendong Zhang

A panel consisting of Chad Hart, professor, Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented a webinar Aug. 25 on farm leasing.

The presentation was reported in an Aug. 26 Successful Farming article, "Iowa's 2021 farm profits to hinge on trade and gov't payments, economists say."

August 20, 2020
 

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Lee SchulzAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, will present a webinar Aug. 25 to offer timely insight for the difficult issues facing Iowa farmland owners and tenants.

August 13, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented to an event organized by the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and partners, Contrarian Agriculture Series  on August 5. The title of his presentation was China’s Shifting Food Consumption: Lessons from African Swine Fever and Chilean Cherries.

June 26, 2020
 

Dr. Edward Balistreri, Dr. Wendong ZhangEdward Balistreri, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, had their paper, The U.S.–China trade war: Tariff data and general equilibrium analysis," published on Journal of Asian Economics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asieco.2020.101216.

June 23, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangLand values would decline by an additional 1% by November 2021, according to a survey conducted annually for Iowa State's Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference.

June 23, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe 2020 Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference has been cancelled for the year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

May 28, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a May 27 Wallaces Farmer story, "How to buy farmland amid uncertainty."

May 28, 2020
 

A May 2020 policy brief by CARD, "China’s Agricultural Imports under the Phase One Deal: Is Success Possible?" was cited in a May 27 Successful Farming story, "China buys more; will it be enough for Phase One?"

May 08, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a May 7 Marketplace story, "Imports way off as COVID-19 slams into U.S.-China trade."

April 14, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 13 S&P Global story, "In a sea of red, an inviting patch of green."

March 19, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a March 19 USAgnet story, "ISU: Coronavirus Creates Trade Deal Uncertainty." Zhang was quoted from an article he co-authored for The Conversation.

March 13, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his article," The coronavirus will delay agricultural export surges promised in trade deal with China," published on The Conversation.

March 09, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a March 9 Successful Farming story "How Farmland is Valued."

March 03, 2020
 

Ed Balistreri, Wendong Zhang, John BeghinThe article, “The state-level burden of the trade war: Interactions between the Market Facilitation Program and tariffs,” in the winter 2020 issue of Agricultural Policy Review was cited in the Mar. 3 Successful Farming story, "Red Farm States End Up in The Black with Tariff Payments."

February 25, 2020
 

Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, gave a presentation on crop market outlook and the farm bill at the Ag symposium at Luana Savings Bank in Luana, Iowa, Feb. 21.

February 03, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Jan. 31 Yahoo Finance story, "Democrats Claim the Economy Needs Work. Here's a Breakdown of the Early Primary States."

January 23, 2020
 

Wendong Zhang, Alejandro Plastina, Wendiam SawadgoThe Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey conducted by Iowa State University suggests that adoption of conservation practices has increased slightly since 2012, and that ongoing trends in land ownership and management are likely barriers to a number of conservation practices.

January 15, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Jan. 14 story, "Agriculture Hopes For A Win As US And China Prepare To Sign Phase One Trade Deal," on KCUR's Up to Date.

January 08, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangCARD's annual Iowa Farmland Value Survey, was cited in a Jan. 7 Post Bulletin opinion piece, "Our view: 10 things that could change farming."

December 30, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and author of CARD's annual Iowa Farmland Value Survey, was quoted in a Dec. 26 AgriNews story, "Iowa land prices stabilize."

December 11, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangAt his 2019 Iowa State University Land Value Survey press conference Wednesday, Dec. 11, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor for CARD, announced that Iowa farmland value grew 2.3% in 2019, barely exceeding inflation. The press conference, held at 10 a.m.

December 02, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe trade conflict had exposed the danger of China’s dependence on US imports, said Zhang Wendong, an assistant economics professor at Iowa State University, according to a Nov. 30 South China Morning Post story, "China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security."

November 25, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangAssistant Professor Wendong Zhang was quoted in the Nov. 20 National Interest Online blog article, "MSNBC/Washington Post Debate: Democrats Will Battle Over These Important Economic Issues."

November 13, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a  November 13 Newsmax.com story, "In Early Voting States, Economy Working in Trump's Favor."

November 04, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangAn article "3 reasons Midwest farmers hurt by the U.S.-China trade war still support Trump” written by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has been published on The Conversation.

October 25, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe editors of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics have nominated Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, to the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Board as an associate editor of the journal for a four-year term beginning January 2020 and ending in December 2023.

October 21, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, contributed to a book chapter just published by Yale University Press.

October 16, 2019
 

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a WHOTV.com story, "ISU Professor Breaks Down Tentative Trade Deal with China," Oct.14 on the China trade agreement announced this week.

October 09, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, is a co-PI on a project that has received a $2 million USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant.

September 30, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented a paper, "U.S. Anglers’ WTP for nutrient reduction and water quality: A spatially integrated economic-ecological model of Lake Erie,” at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign September 28-29, 2019.

September 09, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Xinhua News Agency for a story about the impacts of trade war with China on U.S. agriculture. 

August 15, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangA paper published last year by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has recently been cited and used by a consulting company's report to derive the value of phosphorus reduction into Lake Erie. The news posted on OSU website is at https://u.osu.edu/aede/2019/08/14/how-big-are-the-damages-from-algal-blooms-for-beaches-and-fishing-in-lake-erie/

August 12, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangA survey of 700 farmers in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was the subject of an August 11th story on NBC News, "Farmers back Trump's tariff fight, but don't think it helps them."

July 16, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted on "8 Things to Remember about China," published in Successful Farming July 17, 2019.

June 05, 2019
 

Dr. John Lawrence, Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong ZhangJohn Lawrence, vice president for extension and outreach, Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, wrote articles in the 2nd Quarter issue of Choices magazine. The issue theme is The Future of Farm Management Extension.

May 09, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently made two presentations about US-China trade war and ongoing developments in trade negotiations and escalations.

May 02, 2019
 

Nathan Herald, Dr. Keri JacobsThree seniors from the department--Lucy Schneekloth, Madison Mueller, and Nathan Herold--presented their Honors Program project posters on May 1 in the Memorial Union. The students have pursued individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.

April 29, 2019
 

A Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) report, The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy, has won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis

April 16, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Center in Sioux City April 15, 2019, and was covered by KTIV, Sioux City.

April 02, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 30 Star Tribune story, "Farmland prices reach historic highs in Upper Midwest."

March 21, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangDr. John LawrenceWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and John Lawrence, vice president for Extension and Outreach, spoke about ag trade with China to about 300 people at the Mason City Ag Breakfast, as reported by the Globe Gazette, March 20, 2019.

March 14, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in the March 14, 2019 Ames Tribune, "Land Trends and Values Survey shows decrease in cropland prices in Iowa."

March 04, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangA report by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a March 2, 2019, editorial in the Omaha World-Herald called "Understand these long-term factors shaping China's demand for ag imports."

February 25, 2019
 

Minghao Li, Wendong Zhang, Dermot HayesAn article last year by Minghao Li, Wendong Zhang, and Dermot Hayes of Iowa State University was cited in a Feb. 24 opinion piece "Trump Shouldn’t Settle for a Bowl of Chicken-Rice" in the Washington Post.

February 18, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made several presentations across the state over the last few days about the long-term impacts of U.S.-China trade war on U.S. agriculture and the recent developments in trade negotiations.

January 03, 2019
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a Dec. 26, 2018 story on Radio Iowa on results from the annual farmland value survey.

December 20, 2018
 

Center for China U.S.The Center for China-US Agricultural Economics and Policy in CARD was the subject of a recent Grant Wall article in CALS STORIES magazine:

December 20, 2018
 

Chinese delegation visits CARDMembers of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) hosted a group of four researchers, led by Dr. Shiping Mao, from the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development (IAED) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) from Dec. 10-15, 2018.

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