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Professor 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.
Professor 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.
Professor 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Professor 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.
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.
Associate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Successful Farming for the article "Walmart Invests in Nebraska Rancher-owned Processing Plant."
Associate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Missouri Farmer Today for the article "Producers address high feed costs with tools, alternatives."
Professor Dermot Hayes was interviewed by RFD-TV for the story "Expanding International Markets: Trade mission opens more opportunities for U.S. pork."
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)"
Results from the Iowa Rural Drinking Water Survey report, which was sponsored by Iowa State's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and Conservation Learning Group, were featured in the Radio Iowa story "Study finds nitrate issues with private well water in Iowa."
Associate professor Wendong Zhang was interviewed by KCUR for the story "Farmland prices soar, making it even harder for young farmers to break in and grow."
Professor 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.
John 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.
Professor 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.
Associate 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.
Associate 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.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed by Marketplace for the story "Would government price controls help solve our inflation problem?"
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed by Courthouse News Service for the story "It’s a worker’s market: Job switchers landing better ‘real’ wages despite inflation."
Associate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by the Arizona Daily Sun for the article "Has inflation peaked? What experts say consumers can expect in the next few months."
Professor 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.