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Professor 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.
Associate 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.
Professor 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.
Professor 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.
Professor 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.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Nebraska Public Media about how avian influenza and inflation could affect grocery prices this Thanksgiving.
University Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by The Quad City Times for the article "Recouping Iowa’s worker losses will be difficult, state economist says."
University Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by Radio Iowa about how a potential rail strike next month could impact power supplies in Iowa.
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Radio Iowa for the story "ISU economist says key factors contribute to escalating agland prices."
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 influenza (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