Dr. Alejandro Plastina In the News

May 24, 2022
 

Associate professor Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was quoted in the May 24 Morning Ag Clips article "Iowa cash rental rates rise significantly."

May 12, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, had a carbon markets report cited in a May 9 Agri Marketing story, "FARM FOUNDATION ISSUES REPORT ANALYZING CARBON MARKETS IN THE U.S."

May 09, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor authored a recent Farm Foundation Issue Report “The US Voluntary Agricultural Carbon Market: Where to From Here?

April 27, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was a speaker at Session Two - "How Can Decarbonization Lead to Stronger Rural Communities?" at the Hawkeye Decarbonization Summit 2022 on April 21.

April 18, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was quoted in an April 16 Iowa Farmer Today story, "Economists see four paths forward for carbon markets."

April 12, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, spoke during a Farm Foundation webinar April 12, called “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets.”

March 30, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Ag Law and Taxation, will serve as panelists in the forum “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets” organized by the Farm Foundation for April 12.

March 22, 2022
 

Wongpiyabovorn, Plastina, CrespiThe article "Challenges to voluntary Ag carbon markets" by Oranuch Wongpiyabovorn,PhD student, Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and

March 03, 2022
 

John Crespi, Alejandro PlastinaCongratulations to John Crespi, professor and director of CARD, and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, on their selection as recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Citation Award for their efforts on the Carbon Report.

February 10, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was invited to present on carbon markets at the Wisconsin Corn Soy Expo at the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, on Feb 3.

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January 04, 2022
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for "Economists answer carbon market questions," in the Dec. 22 edition of The Neighbor.

October 25, 2021
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 25 Reuters story, "Dollars in the dirt: Big Ag pays farmers for control of their soil-bound carbon."

September 22, 2021
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor made an invited presentation to the 2nd Workshop on Agricultural Risk Management organized by the University of Buenos Aires and the Argentine National Institute of Agricultural Technology on Sept. 17.

August 31, 2021
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, has a new report, "Egg Processing, Cartoning and Transportation Costs: 2020 Update," in collaboration with the Egg Industry Center at ISU.

August 04, 2021
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed in an Aug. 4 Wallaces Farmer story, "Economist compares carbon credit, ecosystem service programs."

July 23, 2021
 

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for a July 23 Wallaces Farmer story, "Farm leasing, negotiation, termination and high commodity prices."

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
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was quoted in a May 27 KMCH story, "Survey Shows Iowa Land Rents up Significantly in 2021."

May 26, 2021
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaA 2018 CARD study, "Annual Net Returns to Cover Crops in Iowa," by Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was cited in a May 25 story on thecitypages.com, "Cover crops are good for the environment; but are they profitable too?"

May 17, 2021
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaFarm Foundation announced Alejandro Plastina, associate professor/extension economist at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Department of Economics, as its first Agricultural Economics Fellow.

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.

April 22, 2021
 

Wendiam Sawadgo, Alejandro PlastinaWendiam Sawadgo ('20 PhD ag econ) and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, have published an article as open access in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems on Cambridge Core. 

March 30, 2021
 

Alejandro Plastina, Sergio LenceAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed about his and Sergio Lence's recent paper in The Academic Times.

March 16, 2021
 

Dr. Sergio Lence, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, have a new publication (open access) in Agricultural Economics.

January 29, 2021
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, presented a webinar titled, "Insights Iowa: Informing the financial picture for Iowa’s primary crops and the decisions made,” Jan. 28, 2021, as part of the 2021 Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit Webinar Series.

January 05, 2021
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, has been recognized with an Excellence in Remote Instruction Award as part of the COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program.

October 26, 2020
 

Dr. Sergio Lence, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaA paper coauthored by Sergio Lence, professor, and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

September 03, 2020
 

Dr, Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, wrote an article, "Filing crop insurance claims for derecho damage," which appeared in the Aug. 26 Wallaces Farmer online. 

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 21, 2020
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed by Charity Nebbe for an Aug. 20 Talk of Iowa show, "Iowa Agriculture Facing A Number Of Economic Consequences From 2020 Derecho" on Iowa Public Radio.

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 17, 2020
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, provided expert review of USDA’s Climate Indicators for Agriculture.

August 14, 2020
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 14 Gizmodo story, "This Week’s Derecho Screwed U.S. Farmers."

May 26, 2020
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for a May 22 Daily Iowan story, "Farm income was up going into planting season, but not as high as president says."

April 02, 2020
 

Congratulations to two faculty members who have been promoted effective the 2020-21 academic year!

Dr. Chad HartIowa State University has promoted Chad Hart from associate to full professor.

February 10, 2020
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaA study led by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, on cover crop use by farmers, was cited in a Feb. 7 story on KMAland radio.

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.

December 10, 2019
 

A study published by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was cited in a story, "More ag banks slide into red as trade war drags on," on Americanbanker.com on Dec. 5, 2019.

November 21, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Wendiam SawadgoAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Wendiam Sawadgo, 5th year Ph.D. student, presented on Farmland Ownership and Environmental Impacts at the Annual Agriculture Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

November 15, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Chad HartAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, were interviewed for a November 15 Des Moines Register story, "ISU report: Iowa farm finances continue to erode, with 44% of growers struggling to cover costs."

November 08, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaThe study of more than 200 mid-size Iowa farms found 44% could be classified as having vulnerable liquidity in December of 2018. That was just 31% in December of 2014. ISU Extension economist Alejandro Plastina says several factors have led to the fall.

October 09, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is co-PI on an Iowa State-led team winning a multi-state (Iowa, California, Kentucky) NIFA grant for $2 million. Plastina will lead the economic analysis portion across the three states.

June 13, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, co-authored an article with an economic analysis of cover crops that has been published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Systems:

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 28, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, wrote that "Cash rents declined slightly in 2019 but won’t offset lower prices for farmers who are renting land," in an article about the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “2019 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey,” (FM 1851) which was published in the May edition of Ag Decision Maker newsletter

May 16, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is a co-PI in a recently awarded NIFA grant. The project director is Paul Lasley (ISU), and co-PIs are Steven Bradbury (ISU), John Miranowski (ISU), Evan Sivesind (ISU-Ent), and Alicia Rosburg (University of Northern Iowa). The project title, which focuses on environmental economics, is Assessment of the Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Adoption of Voluntary Pest Resistance Management by Rural Communities.

May 13, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Greg Meyer from the Financial Times last week, and his extension publication was referenced in the article “US-China tensions knock soyabeans to post-crisis low.”

April 29, 2019
 

Dr. Keri Jacobs, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaTwo member of the department were selected to receive AAEA Awards at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta in July, 2019.

April 16, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor published a new report, "Egg Processing, Cartoning and Transportation Costs: A Special Report," for the Egg Industry Center.

February 14, 2019
 

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Sergio LenceAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, have just published a new article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics on Feb 8.

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