Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News

March 04, 2021
 

On Weds., March 3, the Provost wrote to communicate that he is recommending to President Wintersteen that Otavio Bartalotti and Wendong Zhang be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and that John Winters be promoted to the rank of Professor.  

Congratulations, Professors Bartalotti, Winters, and Zhang, on this recognition of your scholarly accomplishments!

February 19, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a zoom presentation Feb.18 for the American Farm Bureau Federation on the impacts of ad hoc federal government payments on commodity and land markets. The slides can be found at https://www2.econ.iastate.edu/faculty/zhang/presentations/Zhang_20210218_AFBF_Commodity_Land_Markets.pdf

February 08, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad Hart, Albulena BashaWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, have a new publication, "The impacts of interest rate changes on US Midwest farmland values," at Agricultural Finance Review. This is a joint work with MS graduate Albulena Basha, and is built on her master thesis.

February 04, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a zoom presentation titled "U.S.-China Agricultural Trade after the Election: the Way Forward" for the 2021 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Member-Only Winter Programs, ISU Alumni Association Feb. 3, 2021.

January 28, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was a guest on a Farm4Profit podcast, "Will the US and China Play Nice Together?" Jan. 25.

January 14, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 14  Brownfield Ag News story, "Economist predicts US-China trade outlook under new administration."

January 11, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made three recent presentations.

January 05, 2021
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has a new blog post, "Does Investing in the Intelligent Sprayer Make Economic Sense?" The blog is part of a USDA-funded project. PhD student Nieyan Cheng co-authored the post.

December 24, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has a new publication at Land Economics https://muse.jhu.edu/article/775584.

Best Management Practices and Nutrient Reduction: An Integrated Economic-Hydrologic Model of the Western Lake Erie Basin
Hongxing Liu, Wendong Zhang, Elena Irwin, Jeffrey Kast, Noel Aloysius, Jay Martin, and Margaret Kalcic.

December 16, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangAccording to the 2020 Iowa Land Values Survey, favorable interest rates, a strong demand for land, and substantial government payments helped stabilize Iowa’s farmland market in a year in which Iowa’s farmers faced the destructive onslaught of a derecho, significant uncertainties in US agricultural trade, and a pandemic that significantly altered market demand. 

December 14, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation at the Iowa Learning Farms Webinar titled "The Cost and Benefits of Agricultural Water Conservation: An Economist’s Perspective" on Dec. 9.
The recording can be found at https://vimeo.com/user42671352/review/489489898/dd9ee64af1

November 23, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had recent media contacts with:

Christina Stella,  Harvest Public Radio, "Asian Pacific Countries Sign Major Trade Deal Without The U.S.," Nov. 20.

November 18, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was awarded a $39,700 grant funded by Iowa Water Center and Iowa Nutrient Research Center for his project "Environmental Justice for All: Nutrient Impacts on Lake-Based Recreation and Tourism by Rural and Socially Disadvantaged Iowans." Zhang's Co-PIs on the project are Yongjie Ji, assistant scientist, CARD; David Swenson, research scientist; and Xibo Wan, Ph.D. student.

November 12, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation at the 2020 Virtual Ohio Agricultural Policy & Outlook Conference on "China's Agricultural Transformations and its Global Trade Implications" Nov. 9.

October 30, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 29 ABC News Australia story, "Donald Trump tipped to win farmers' vote in US presidential election, despite China trade war."

October 30, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his paper,"Who can work and study from home in Pakistan: Evidence from a 2018–19 nationwide household survey," published in the journal, World Development.

October 20, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his article, "Most US Farmers Remain Loyal to Trump Despite Pain From Trade Wars and COVID-19," published on The Conversation Oct. 19. 

October 15, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has published a new paper, “The Case for Healthy U.S.-China Agricultural Trade Relations despite Deglobalization Pressures,” at Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. It is a Featured Article in the special COVID-19 issue.

October 05, 2020
 

Nieyan Cheng, Wendong ZhangNieyan Cheng, Ph.D. student, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, wrote a blog post for cucurbit growers on the economic efficiency of new proposed technology - mesotunnels for organic cucurbit production.
https://www.cucurbit.plantpath.iastate.edu/post/how-do-we-assess-economic-efficiency-mesotunnels-economists-take

October 01, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Star Tribune story, "Farmland prices holding steady, maybe even ticking upward in Minnesota."

September 21, 2020
 

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented via zoom on U.S.-China agricultural trade at the first Alumni webinar for Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation on Sept. 17, 2020.

September 21, 2020
 

Dr. Dermot Hayes, Dr. Wendong ZhangDermot Hayes, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, have a new publication at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajae.12137

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.

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