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July 11, 2019

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, with Ying Huang, has had the article, “Life cycle models of women’s body mass index and probability of being obese: Evidence from panel data,” accepted for publication in the journal Agricultural Economics.

July 11, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of the effort to aid the community's recovery from an EF-3 tornado in Marshalltown July, 2018.

July 11, 2019

Christopher Pudenz, Dr. Lee SchulzChris Pudenz, graduate student, Lee Schulz, associate professor, and CJ Rademacher, recently had an article published in the Journal of Swine Health and Production.

July 10, 2019

Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, has a new phone number and address effective Friday, July 12: 294-8835 and 266A Heady Hall. Her email remains the same: dotto@iastate.edu.

July 09, 2019

Water is one of our most valued resources–without it, there would be no life. Degradation of water quality and increased flooding in some areas in the state are often sourced from cities and farms that are managed without watershed management in mind. Water touches all disciplines, requiring many perspectives to solve complex water resource management problems, making it a top priority for many interdisciplinary research opportunities.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, spoke at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2019 Economic Summit June 28, 2019, in Des Moines.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed on the July 5th NPR podcast The Indicator for the segment on the American economy at the time of the American revolution.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a July 3 Bloomberg article about presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa.

July 02, 2019

Anni IsojaerviAnni Isojaervi, PhD student, presented a paper titled "Accounting for Gender and Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes" at the Society of Economic Dynamics 2019 meeting in St. Louis June 29-30, 2019.

July 01, 2019

Jeff PlaggeJeff Plagge ('78 ag bus), president & chief executive officer of Northwest Financial Corp (NFC), was appointed by Gov. Reynolds to serve as superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking. Plagge begins his new role when Ron Hansen steps down on Sept. 16, 2019.

July 01, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professsor, was quoted in a July 1 Ag News Feed article, "Trump again promises more ag purchases by China."

July 01, 2019

Dr. GianCarlo Moschini, Dr. Ed PerryNew research by GianCarlo Moschini, professor, and Ed Perry, Kansas State University, shows a neonicotinoid ban in the United States may not be a risk-free solution to the problem of declining bee populations.

July 01, 2019

Dr. Sergio Lence, Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniA paper coauthored by Sergio Lence, professor, and GianCarlo Moschini, professor, "Threshold cointegration and spatial price transmission when expectations matter," has been selected the 2018 Best Article in Agricultural Economics. The paper is coauthored by Fabio Gaetano Santeramo, assistant professor at the University of Foggia, Italy.

June 27, 2019

fireworksThe Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.

Office hours for 260 Heady Hall will be 10 am- 3 pm on Friday, July 5.

June 27, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a article on the impact of trade tariffs on U.S. farmers in Ohio Ag Connection June 27, 2019.

June 24, 2019

Dr. Herman QuirmbachHerman Quirmbach, retired associate professor, was quoted in a June 21st story on SouthernMinn.com, "Iowa has increased K-12 funding since recession, but some lawmakers aren’t celebrating."

June 24, 2019

Albulena BashaRecent graduate student, Albulena Basha, has received the prestigious national NACTA graduate student teaching award. Basha graduated in May 2019. Congratulations, Albulena!

June 24, 2019

A study by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a story, "Secretary of Agriculture Visits Pella Meat Markets," posted on KNIA/ KRLS Radio online by Andrew Schneider, on June 22, 2019.

June 20, 2019

Becky JohnsonBecky Johnson, secretary, is retiring from the economics department after more than 46 years of service. Her last day of work will be July 1, 2019.

June 20, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesA study by Dermot Hayes, professor, was cited in several media stories this week:

"Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes estimates that the trade dispute with China has cost American pig farmers $8 per animal, or $1 billion in total losses."

June 19, 2019

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, had several media contacts this week with:

Michelle Birnbaum, The Weather Channel, on the economic impacts of wet weather and reduced Midwest plantings on rural economies (farm households, the farm supply chain, and consumer prices).

June 17, 2019

Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, presented "Agricultural Technology and Sustainability – A Hit or A Miss?"  at the Digital Agro Conference, Frísia Cooperative, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, on June 13, 2019.

June 17, 2019

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor & extension economist, presented "Alternative Models used by AgTech Angel Investor Networks in the Midwest USA," at the AgTech Angel Investor Forum in Cairo, Egypt, co-sponsored by VentureWell, Springfield MA, USDA, USAID, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Egyptian Development Fund, June 17, 2019.  

June 17, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a story in FeedNavigator.com about how rain and cold weather have impacted crops in the Midwest.

June 13, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a June 13th Iowa Farmer Today story on the effects of a new pork processing plant in Iowa's Wright County.

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