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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.
The Spring 2022 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available.
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.
Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Economic Theory.
Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by KCCI about gas prices for the story "Iowa gas prices just spiked again and may not come down for some time."
Peter Orazem, professor, was interviewed by Marketplace about the US labor market.
2022 Spring UPDATE newsletter is available online.
Chad Hart, professor, was interviewed by MIT Technology Review about Charm Industrial, a startup company that uses plant matter and bio-oil for carbon sequestration.
A black sheep in his own right, Jacob Ludwig, a senior double majoring in economics and political science, said his parents were surprised by his interest in politics.
“I don’t think anyone else in my family is remotely interested in politics,” Ludwig said. “So me being very interested in politics and going to law school is very unprompted; there is nothing that sparked it in my family.”
Researchers at Iowa State University found significantly different state tax rates affect where new businesses set up shop near state lines. Their study published in the journal Small Business Economics shows the fourth greatest distortion in the U.S. is between Iowa and its northwest neighbor.