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Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "Iowa farmers warn of losses over Mexican GMO corn ban."
Gary Lyn, associate professor, and research team develop economic model to predict the effects of climate change on trade, migration and job options. It focuses on how states, countries and people will adapt to increasing temperatures over the next 100 years.
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Inforum for the article "Finding workers critical for planned pork plant in Sioux Falls," which focuses on a new meat packing plant opening in Sioux Falls.
Associate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by KMTV (Omaha) for the story "Bird flu resurgence isn't just affecting farms and the Omaha Zoo, but also your pocket," which details how a resurgence in avian influenze (bird flu) could affect consumer prices.
Amani Elobeid, teaching professor for the Department of Economics, and her colleagues use their global agricultural trade model to predict the impact on global grain markets. A recent article was published in Nature Food about the model and its predictions.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by WHO-TV 13 for the story "How California animal confinement rule may harm Iowa pork sales, industry," which focuses on a 2018 law that would allow California to ban the sale of pork products from states that use gestation crates. The law is now before the Supreme Court.
Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by Business Record for the story "Persisting labor issues are a factor in Iowa’s negative Q2 GDP, economists say." The story focuses on the factors that may have led to Iowa's negative gross domestic product growth in the second quarter of this year.
Professor John Winters was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "Iowa could see unemployment rise from Fed's inflation-fighting."
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.