Prices for farmland declined across Minnesota in 2017, another sign of a weak farm economy that's been plagued by low crop prices and reduced incomes for the past four years. ApEc Professor Ward Nefstead comments.
"Either do it or shut," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said about tax reform Tuesday at a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Uncertainty has delayed investment." Professor and State Economist Laura Kalambokidis comments.
Economists are a lot like doctors. They'll never say an economy is fully healed, just that we are in recovery — even though the regional prognosis is pretty strong. Professor and State Economist Laura Kalambokidis comments.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/herbicide...
Applied Economics alum Erik Nelson, now applied economist at Bowdoin College, and lead author find surprising results when studying globalization and it's impact on what we grow and eat. Professor Steve Polasky comments.
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.
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.