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September 23, 2022

Professor John WintersProfessor John Winters was quoted in the Cedar Rapids Gazette story "Iowa’s ‘brain drain’ among worst in U.S., analysis shows." The story focuses on Iowa's "Brain Drain"—measured as the difference between the number of college graduates Iowa produces and the number of college graduates living in the state—which is considered one of the worst in the nation. 

September 23, 2022

Professor and department chair Joshua RosenbloomProfessor and Department Chair Joshua Rosenbloom was interviewed by Augusta Free Press about the "Great Resignation," during which Americans have quit their jobs at record rates.

September 23, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Brownfield Ag News for the story "Economist Sees Direct and Indirect Farmer Impacts Following Rate Hike," which focuses on the possible impact of the Federal Reserve's recent interest rate hike on farmers.

September 21, 2022

Gary Lyn, assistant professor, paper titled "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Trade Model with Industry-Level External Economies of Scale" is forthcoming at the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

September 21, 2022

Xuche Gong, Ph.D. student, had an article accepted and published by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  "Systemic risk, relative subsidy rates, and area yield insurance choice". The paper is coauthored with David Hennessy, professor, and Hongli Feng, assistant professor.

September 20, 2022

John V Winters, professor, had an article accepted and published by the Journal of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. "Minimum wages and restaurant employment for teens and adults in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas" focuses on m

September 20, 2022

A recent study by Teaching Professor Amani Elobeid, with Jerome Dumortier and Miguel Carriquiry, examines the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on global food security and climate change.

September 19, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by WHO TV-13 about current trends in fertilizer prices. Hart spoke with WHO for the story "Despite downtrend fertilizer prices could soar again," which focuses on recent price-change trends in the fertilizer industry.

September 13, 2022

Natalie Ott, ag business sophomore, receives the Outstanding Chapter Club Award

The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club brought home two awards and a top placing in the annual quiz bowl from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Awards and Fellows Ceremony.

The Ag Business Club was awarded the Outstanding Chapter Club and Creative Club awards. The club has won the Outstanding Chapter Club award in 14 of the last 20 years. Outstanding Chapter Clubs are recognized for their hard work throughout the school year based on the goals and objectives of the chapter, the club’s membership recruitment and the chapter's activities, and Creative Awards are given to clubs that organize a special event during the school year.

September 13, 2022

Associate professor Lee SchulzAssociate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Successful Farming for the article "Walmart Invests in Nebraska Rancher-owned Processing Plant."

September 07, 2022

Associate professor Lee SchulzAssociate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Missouri Farmer Today for the article "Producers address high feed costs with tools, alternatives."

August 30, 2022

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)"

August 24, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by the Des Moines Register for a story about how B&B Farm Store's bankruptcy will affect farmers that had sold crops to B&B.

August 24, 2022

John CrespiJohn Crespi, Economics and Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, has received the Marvin A. Pomerantz Endowment for Faculty Enrichment Award for FY23.  The endowment awards provides additional support for faculty who are deemed outstanding in their teaching, research, and outreach.

August 17, 2022

University Professor Peter OrazemProfessor Peter Orazem was interviewed by iHeart Radio for the story "Falling Gas Prices Not Affecting Other Consumer Prices," which focuses on recent trends in consumer prices. 

August 12, 2022

Associate professor Wendong ZhangAssociate professor Wendong Zhang was interviewed by the Des Moines Register for the article "Iowa farmland values spiked a blistering 21% this year, the second-largest increase nationally." The article discusses Iowa's skyrocketing farmland values, which have increased 21% in the past year. 

August 10, 2022

Associate professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Reuters for the story "Shrinking U.S. cattle herd signals more pain from high beef prices," which focuses on how a smaller US cattle inventory could signal higher beef prices in the near future. 

August 02, 2022

University Professor Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed by Marketplace for the story "Would government price controls help solve our inflation problem?"

August 02, 2022

Professor and department chair Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed by Wallet Hub for the story "States with the Highest Job Resignation Rates."

July 20, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Brownfield Ag News for the story "Iowa State Ag Economist Says Market Impact of Ukraine War is Lessening," which focuses on the impact the Russia/Ukraine war is having on US commodity markets.

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