Dr. Alejandro Plastina In the News
Associate Professor Alejandro Plastina was interviewed for a story by the Daily Scoop "Carbon Markets: A Low-Hanging Fruit or The Next Cash Crop? | The Scoop (thedailyscoop.com)"
Alejandro 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."
Alejandro Plastina, associate professor authored a recent Farm Foundation Issue Report “The US Voluntary Agricultural Carbon Market: Where to From Here?”
Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, spoke during a Farm Foundation webinar April 12, called “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets.”
Alejandro 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.
Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was invited to present on carbon markets at the Wisconsin Corn Soy Expo at the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, on Feb 3.
Alejandro 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."
Alejandro 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.
In 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.
Farm 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.
Wendiam 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.
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."
Congratulations to two faculty members who have been promoted effective the 2020-21 academic year!
Iowa State University has promoted Chad Hart from associate to full professor.
A study led by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, on cover crop use by farmers, was cited in a Feb. 7 story on KMAland radio.
The 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.
Alejandro 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.
The 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.
Alejandro 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.
Alejandro 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:
Alejandro 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.
Alejandro 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.
Alejandro 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.”
Two member of the department were selected to receive AAEA Awards at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta in July, 2019.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor published a new report, "Egg Processing, Cartoning and Transportation Costs: A Special Report," for the Egg Industry Center.