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January 06, 2023

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Brownfield Ag News for the story "China Demand 'A $64 Billion Question'," which focuses on demand uncertainties as China begins to relax its COVID restrictions.

December 22, 2022

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Farm Journal for the story "2023 Pork Outlook: A Recipe for Fireworks?," which examines possible difficulties that US pork producers may face in 2023.

December 19, 2022

Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Farm Journal for the article "9 Questions Pork Industry Leaders Challenge You to Think About," which focuses on how pork producers can prepare for possible challenges in 2023.

December 15, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio for the story "400,000 turkeys killed because of bird flu this month in Iowa’s largest turkey processing region," which focuses on a recent resurgence in avian influenza cases in Iowa.

December 09, 2022

University Professor Peter OrazemProfessor Peter Orazem was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "Are union strikes happening more than usual this year?" which focuses whether the number of union strikes has grown over the last couple of decades.

December 06, 2022

Professor Dermot HayesProfessor Dermot Hayes was interviewed by the Des Moines Register for the article "JBS buys 'certain assets' of major Iowa hog producer TriOak Foods," which focuses on JBS, one of the world's largest pork processors, purchasing some assets of TriOak Foods, which is one of Iowa's largest swine suppliers.

November 28, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Nebraska Public Media about how avian influenza and inflation could affect grocery prices this Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2022

University Professor Peter OrazemUniversity Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by Radio Iowa about how a potential rail strike next month could impact power supplies in Iowa.

November 28, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by The Gazette for the story "Iowa farmers warn of losses over Mexican GMO corn ban."

November 02, 2022

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.

October 31, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Successful Farming for the story "Prepare for the Pinch of 2023."

October 31, 2022

Associate professor Lee SchulzAssociate 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.

October 18, 2022

Associate professor Lee SchulzAssociate 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 influenza (bird flu) could affect consumer prices.

October 14, 2022

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.

October 13, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor 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.

October 13, 2022

University Professor Peter OrazemProfessor 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.

September 23, 2022

Professor John WintersProfessor 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. 

September 23, 2022

Professor and department chair Joshua RosenbloomProfessor 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.

September 23, 2022

Professor Chad HartProfessor 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.

September 21, 2022

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.

September 21, 2022

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.

September 20, 2022

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

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