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Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Farmer Today for the story "U.S. ag export demand an evolving puzzle," which examines the volatile nature of US agricultural export demand. Hart said that “About every 5 to 10 years we get a changing of the guard for who the driver of growth is. In the last 10 to 15 years, China has been the one driving growth, but in the ’90s, a lot was driven by NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. We’ve done a lot with Japan and Europe as well.”
The Department of Economics Outstanding Alumni Award (Distinguished Service to Private Enterprise) was awarded to Duane Harris, who graduated from Iowa State with his MS in 1968, and the Department of Economics Outstanding Alumni Award was awarded to Bobby Richey, Jr., who graduated with his MS in Economics in 1986.
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Farm Journal for the article "How Two Pig Farmers Are Winning People Over to Pork Now," which examines fluctuating demand in the US pork industry.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "Report: Climate change making crop failures even more costly to insure." The story focuses on a new report that the federal government is spending billions on crop failures caused by extreme weather and that amount could keep growing.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "More fall fertilizer use in Iowa could harm water quality." The story examines how Iowa farmers are applying more fertilizer in the spring than in the fall, which experts say is bad for water quality.
On Wednesday, October 4 the Iowa State Economics Club hosted the Kerry and Linda Killinger Foundation Lecture on Economic Fragility in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus.
Assistant Professor Hongli Feng is a co-PI of an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University researchers studying the emerging concept of agrivoltaics--using solar power sites for agricultural purposes to make more efficient use of the land and create value for the communities where solar panels are located.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "A looming government shutdown is delaying passage of a new Farm Bill. What that means for farmers, food prices."
John Winters was featured in WalletHub's recent survey about Labor Day. Labor Day Survey: 55% of Americans Plan to Spend Less This Labor Day Than Last Year.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Messenger for the story "Report: Corn yields in Iowa forecast up from a year ago," which focuses yield predictions in the most recent US Department of Agriculture World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.
Assistant Professor, Dr. Guilherme DePaula, had a paper accepted for publication. Bundled contracts and technological diffusion: Evidence from the Brazilian soybean boom.
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Agriculture Trends for the story "Meat demand still strong after record highs," which examines recent trends in US meat demand.
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Agriculture Trends for the story "Feed costs impacted by growth of renewable diesel industry," which focuses on how growth in the renewable diesel industry has affected feed costs for livestock producers.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Fox Business for the story "Farmland costs rise, pricing young farmers out of the market as age of farmers increase."
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Marketplace for the article "Grain storage costs have soared. That puts Midwest elevators and co-ops in a tough spot," which focuses on how grain storage costs are affecting elevators and co-ops.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Wired for the article "This Scorching Summer Is Taking a Toll on Your Favorite Foods," which details the effects widespread drought is having on global crops.
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by SwineWeb for the story "‘Not much appetite’ for hog expansion," which focuses on hog industry expansion in the United States.
Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by KTIV for the story "Gas prices spike 23 cents in Iowa as vacation season rolls on," which details a recent surge in gas prices in Iowa.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Business Record for the story "How will the end of the Black Sea trade deal affect Iowa?" The story examines the end of the Black Sea trade deal and how that will impact US grain export demand.