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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 Wallet Hub for the story "States with the Highest Job Resignation Rates."
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.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, wrote the article Wallaces Farmer article "Hog producers respond to mixed signals," which focuses on recent production trends in the US pork industry.
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Illinois Farmer Today for the article "Risk management helps farmers find the right balance," which focuses on farmers finding the right input cost balance.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Brownfield Ag News for the article "Prices Slide on Prospects of U.S. Bumper Crop," which focuses on a recent dip in US corn and soybean futures under the anticipation of a bumper crop.
The Spring 2022 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available.
Professor Dermot Hayes was interviewed by AgriNews for the story "Declining exports concern U.S. pork industry"
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio for the story "July’s weather will be critical for Midwest corn farmers and, possibly, consumers."
Professor John Winters was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the article "Will the Fall of ‘Roe’ Change the College-Going Landscape?
Associate Professor Wendong Zhang was interviewed by Atlantic News Telegraph for the story "Women Landowners share perceptions of leasing, conservation and farmland transitions," which focuses on Zhang's survey and study of women landowners in Iowa.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Radio Iowa for the story "ISU study: not enough evidence to prove fertilizer price fixing."
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio for the story "The effects of bird flu ripple through one Iowa county, the hardest hit in the nation."
Associate professor Wendong Zhang was interviewed by World-Grain for the story "China hungry for more," which focuses on China's drive to become self-sufficient while growing to become the world's largest importer of agricultural products.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for the article "Smithfield Foods, Citing High Costs of Operating in California, to Close Pork Plant."
The 2nd Seminar on Bridging the Gap between CGE and NQTMs, "Global Trade and Climate Change," will be held on Friday, June 10 2022 via Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)/Whova.
The family of Dr. Neil E. Harl has provided a gift commitment of $2 million to help establish the endowed Dr. Neil E. Harl Opportunity Scholarship, which will provide support for students who wish to attend the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Agricultural business major Collin Knipper was featured in a Telegraph Herald story "Dyersville resident turns love of farm toys into business his business," which focuses on his business, Farm Toys 4 You. Knipper told the Telegraph Herald that his business grew out of an Instagram page he started when he was 14 to show off his collection of farm toys. He said he invests about two hours a day in the business.
Iowa State's Community Bank Case Study competition team has advanced to the second round of the competition.