Bayer Buys In to Monsanto’s Vision of High-Tech Agriculture

Will the proposed deal help feed the world, or will it just cut investment in farm R&D?

Quoted, Prof Phil Pardey

Researchers found by telling people the risk of HIV is lower than they thought, they get people to act in safer ways. But when people think the risk is very high, they sometimes act less responsibly.  Assistant Professor Jason Kerwin comments in an interview with Shankar Vedantam.

The University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences just had quite the harvest. The CHS Foundation, the charitable arm of CHS Inc., recently announced it's awarding the school a $3.44 million grant — the largest ever by the foundation.

Applied Economics alum, Klaus W. Deininger was named as one of four Fellows in 2016 by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

The U.S. is sitting on a cheese mountain. Stockpiles are at a record. Marin Bozic comments in this article on Bloomberg. 

Professor Bellemare Featured in US News

Environment and animal rights groups have praised Chipotle for its sustainable and humane practices, but its recent food poisoning outbreaks illustrate the challenges that can come with living up to this image....Professor Bellemare comments.

Near-Perfect Grain Conditions Cause Price Changes

Commodity prices on the whole, not just for grain, are on their way down, including for natural gas, minerals and other commodities, said Ed Usset.


For more departmental happenings, check out Marginal Memos and Minnesota Applied Economist.


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