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. 

Reports are circulating that America’s avocado obsession is driving deforestation in Mexico. But are food trends in rich countries really a threat to the developing world? Research by Marc Bellemare is highlighted and discussed.

A nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity at the University of Minnesota will be used this year to hire scientists and improve infrastructure across seven areas of collaboration spanning three U of M colleges and at research and outreach and Extension sites across the state.

Applied Economics alumni, Shefali Mehta, has been named Vice Chair of Pheasants Forever and Quails Forever National Board

CIFAP Call for Proposals

Phil Pardey, Professor in Applied Economics and Director of the International Science and Technology Practice and Policy Center (InSTePP) named one of 2015 AAAS Fellows.

Applied Economics Students Make the Dean's List

Applied Economics alumnus Michael V. Martin will receive the U of M's prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award

ApEc alumnus Robert Johannson recently named Chief Economist for the USDA

Bellemare succeeded Terry Roe as Director of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy (CIFAP) on July 1st.