Recent Zhang media contacts

November 23, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had recent media contacts with:

Christina Stella, Harvest Public Radio, "Asian Pacific Countries Sign Major Trade Deal Without The U.S.," Nov. 20.

“I think this definitely should trigger more discussions and nudges for the future Biden administration to consider rejoining [the Trans-Pacific Partnership] and accelerating negotiations with Europe,” said Wendong Zhang, an economics professor at Iowa State University.

Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA Radio, "ISU Expert: New Opportunities for Agricultural Trade with China," Nov. 21.

According to Zhang, challenges such as COVID-19, the African swine fever, and China’s growing economy continue to create demand for US pork, beef, and poultry products. He and colleagues Dermot Hayes and Xi He project, in an updated CARD policy brief, that China is on track to import $31.15 billion in ag products from the US in Phase 1, which is still under the $36.5 billion target but substantially higher than the previous estimates.

Buck Ryan, Kentucky New Era, "Thanksgiving makes us think the world of our farmers," Nov. 23.

“The key thing is that the 71% counts commitments that may not be realized soon,” said Wendong Zhang, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Economics.

“Definitely, there is already significant improvements in the exports and commodity prices, especially in recent months,” as control of the pandemic has strengthened China’s economy, Zhang added.

A Policy Brief by Zhang, Xi He and Dermot Hayes, distinguished professor was mentioned in a Nov. 25 story, "Thank a Farmer," in the LaRue County Herald News.

And in Wallaces Farmer, "ISU study projects China will top $31 billion in U.S. ag imports in first year of trade deal," Dec 1.

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