Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News

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.

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.

December 12, 2018
 

Wendong ZhangResults of the 2018 Iowa Land Value Survey show that after a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates, and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264.

November 19, 2018
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for a Nov. 16th Iowa Farmer Today story "Iowa hotline offers financial, health resources."

November 19, 2018
 

Several department members will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2019 operating decisions at 12 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.

November 19, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented “China as the Leading Trade Partner of US Agriculture” at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) in Chandler, Arizona, Nov. 1, 2018.

October 23, 2018
 

Chad Hart, Lee Schulz, Wendong ZhangChad Hart, associate professor, Lee Schulz, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, will speak at the Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar Dec. 5, 2018.

October 12, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang attended the National Ag Credit and NC - 1177 joint meeting Oct. 8-10, 2018, at the Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, where he was elected President-Elect for NC-1177, which is a multi-state research project sponsored by USDA focusing on agricultural and rural finance markets.

September 20, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, just published two articles:

September 19, 2018
 

Fangge LiuFangge Liu, job market candidate, presented two papers at the AAEA Meetings in Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2018:

"Modeling the Property Price Impact of Lake Restoration: Evidence from Iowa"
Fangge Liu, Iowa State University; Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University; Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University

September 19, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, gave a presentation at the Mid America CropLife Association annual meeting, which was used in a @croplifemag article about agriculture in China and the US.

July 23, 2018
 

Business Beyond Borders meetingThe Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted a group of farm and agricultural business professionals from Brazil from July 16 to 20 in its second Business Beyond Borders program.

July 11, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangAn AJAE article "Angling for less harmful algal blooms" by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and Brent Sohngen, The Ohio State University, has been included in blog posts by Oxford University Press (July 4) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) (July 8th.)

July 03, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaWendong Zhang and Alejandro Plastina, assistant professors, were interviewed for an Estherville News article on the results of the 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach. The survey, started in 1949, is conducted every five years.

June 27, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe results of the 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach were announced June 28 at 10 a.m. in the Horton Room of the ISU Alumni Center.

June 14, 2018
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor was quoted in a June 7 ArgiNews news brief:

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to a survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 06, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by The New Food Economy for a story on how almost 40 percent of all farmland is rented out by non-farming landlords.

May 21, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was elected to Chair Elect of the the Agricultural Finance & Management section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in May.

May 17, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in Successful Farming at Agiculture.com about the recent survey results from the 91st Annual Soil Management Land Valuation Conference May 16 in Ames, Iowa.

May 15, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman story on the China soybean tariff.

May 01, 2018
 

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong ZhangAlejandro Plastina and Wendong Zhang, assistant professors, answered reader questions on pasture rental and field tiling April 30 as part of the Timely Tips panel in Wallaces Farmer magazine.

"Having an estimate in writing of all the work that will be done to fix the fence is a good first step. A second step would involve putting a value to the pasture. Typically, a negotiation would follow, and a written contract should be signed," advised Plastina.

"Many producers are experiencing financial challenges, especially regarding working capital. So you may want to consider the impacts of pattern-tiling all your fields on your working capital, and that may suggest you want to prioritize on the most needed fields or even subfields." said Zhang. 

April 27, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed in an Erin McKinstry story in the Missourian "As generations age, farm owners less connected to their land" on  April 23.

April 26, 2018
 

Minghao Li, research associate, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, published the article "What Have We Learned from China’s Past Trade Retaliation Strategies?" in Choices.

April 09, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 5 Business Record story "Tariff tiff: Midwest braces; who blinks first?"

April 04, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story about the strain for farmers due to China's pork and ethanol tariffs in the Ottumwa Courier April 3, 2018.

March 26, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his paper "Do U.S. Anglers Care about Harmful Algal Blooms? A Discrete Choice Experiment of Lake Erie Recreational Anglers" in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

March 07, 2018
 

Soybean fieldWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 6th Ottumwa Courier story by Aaryn Frazier on trade retaliation concerns resulting from soybean tariffs.

March 05, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has had his article "The current farm downturn vs the 1920s and 1980s farm crises: An economic and regulatory comparison," coauthored with Kristine Tidgren, published by Ag Finance Review

February 26, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was cited in a Feb. 22, 2018 Successful Farming story "A Bad Year for Grain Farmers? All it Takes is Average Yields."

February 26, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, accepted an invitation to make a presentation February 22, 2018 at the 94th Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum - The Roots of Prosperity, in Arlington, Virginia.

February 22, 2018
 

map of farmers in Chinese provincesWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Minghao Li, postdoctoral researcher, published a new article "Navigating the Chinese agricultural economy through the lens of Iowa" in Ag Decision Maker this week. 

February 12, 2018
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by Jennifer Coyne from the Dairy Star for an article comparing current farm conditions to the 1980s farm crisis.

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