Applied Economics alum, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, just named as Wisconsin's 70th Alice in Dairyland! Crystal earned her degree in Agricultural and Food Business Management with a minor in marketing in 2017. She has interned with Sassy Cow Creamery, FLM + Advertising Agency, and Land O' Lakes Inc. 

Sometimes you really can cry over spilled milk. Why we're on the verge of a trade war with Canada over milk. Marin Bozic featured. 

The merger of three major agricultural lenders in the Upper Midwest is raising questions about how big is too big when it comes to the Farm Credit System. Some also are worried the consolidated companies will ignore small and beginning farmers and siphon business away from commercial banks.

We are living in the midst of an unparalleled human migration from the farm to the city, one that is so massive, it may be hard to see. Dr. Phil Pardey discusses the trend in National Geographic.

Professor Marc Bellemare discusses how the spread of exotic grains is proof that globalisation works.

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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