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February 23, 2024

Associate Professor Bobby MartensAssociate Professor Bobby Martens was interviewed by Iowa State News Service for the article "ISU students get in-person look at in-flux soybean supply chains," which focuses on a group of Iowa State students that recently spent a week studying soybean supply chains in person

February 23, 2024

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by WQAD for the story "Economist: 2023 'would go down as the worst year for pork producers ever' in Iowa." The article examines US hog producer's returns in 2023.

February 23, 2024

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart spoke with Kansas Public Radio for the story "Ag groups and lawmakers warn of a monopoly in the fertilizer industry with one plant's sale," which details how the sale of OCI’s Iowa Fertilizer Company could impact the industry.

February 09, 2024

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by The Des Moines Register for the article "Iowa pork producers' losses worst in 25 years amid high costs and declining demand," which focuses on US pork producers' returns for 2023.

January 26, 2024

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz spoke with Swineweb for the article "Challenges Persist for Hog Industry in 2024 Despite Potential Improvements." The article examines what the coming year may bring for US hog producers, after 2023 proved a challenging year.

January 26, 2024

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Southern Farm Network for the article "Grower Level Concerns and Stories for 2024." The story examines the factors that may impact farmers' bottom lines in 2024.

January 19, 2024

A group of MS AgEcon and senior agbusiness students went on a “Soybean Study-USA Trip: Cooperatives and Soybeans” journey in mid-December. Together with Darin Wohlgemuth, Amani Elobied and Bobby Martens, they followed soybeans from the farm gate in Eagle Grove, IA, through crush facilities, a biodiesel plant, and to ports in Washington state.

January 05, 2024

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz spoke with Iowa Farmer Today for the story "Livestock Outlook: Livestock markets face mixed demand," which examines the multitude of factors that will affect livestock markets in 2024.

January 05, 2024

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Farm Journal for the story "USDA Hogs and Pigs Report: Is This a Defining Moment for the Pork Industry?" The article examines the implications of the December USDA Hogs and Pigs report.

January 05, 2024

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was spoke with Brownfield Ag News for the story "Soybeans with momentum going into 2024," which focuses on farmers shifting crop acreage from corn to soybeans.

January 05, 2024

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Western Iowa Today for the story "Iowa State Economist Sees Land Values Pulling Back in 2024," which focuses on the slow down in land value growth shown in the 2023 Iowa Land Value Survey.

January 05, 2024

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Missouri Farmer Today for the article "Crop Outlook: Exports key over the next 18 months."

December 21, 2023

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart spoke with Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network for the article "Less optimistic 2024 ag economy outlook still contains silver linings," which examines the outlook for the US ag economy in 2024.

December 21, 2023

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Farm Journal for the story "Good News for the U.S.

December 21, 2023

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the article "How much did extreme weather cost Iowa in 2023?" which focuses on how extreme weather affected Iowa in 2023.

December 18, 2023

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by ETF Trends for the article "Demand for Biofuels Could Boost Soybean Prices in 2024," which examines how the biofuels market could affect commodity prices in the near future.

December 18, 2023

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart spoke with Mid-West Farm Report for the article "'The Challenge Is Demand' In 2024," which focuses on the challenges farmers may face when marketing crops in 2024.

December 05, 2023

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "Curious Iowa: How are gas prices determined?" which focuses on the factors that determine consumer gasoline prices.

November 14, 2023

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Iowa Farmer Today for the story "Livestock numbers help predict trade future," which examines how the economy, international demand, and politics affect livestock trade.

November 14, 2023

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.”

November 13, 2023

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.

November 07, 2023

Professor Joshua Rosenbloom was featured in WalletHub's newest article: "Cheapest Car Insurance in Iowa".

November 06, 2023

Assistant Professor Rabail ChandioAssistant Professor Rabail Chandio was interviewed by Ag Update for the article "Several factors go into farmland buying decisions," which examines the multitude of factors that should be considered when purchasing farmland.

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