Professor Lazarus Tracks Trends in the Minnesota Farmland Market

The 10 percent of disadvantaged children in Vietnam do better than the average American child. The very strong performance by Vietnamese teens, including those from low-income families, in a recent global education survey has left experts worldwide scratching their heads. Professor Paul Glewwe comments.

The Randolph-based dairy farm was awarded "Minnesota Producer of the Year."

Genetically engineered Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn and Roundup Ready soybean were made commercially available in the United States in 1996. Nearly two decades later it is now evident how this new technology disrupted developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and precision agriculture with something that increasingly looks like what IPM and precision agriculture were conceived to replace—one-size-fits-all, prophylactic crop management. - See more at:

The Margin Protection Program for dairy producers has endured a rough first two years in existence.

Dairy economist Marin Bozic broke down the disappointment surrounding the program and ideas for adjusting it Nov. 30 at the Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo in St. Cloud.

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.


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