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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.

Congratulations to all of our students who were placed on the Dean's List for 2016 Fall Semester!

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: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/herbicide...

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.

Even with expected surplus, Minnesota should proceed with fiscal caution. Size of new budget forecast puts damper on spending and tax-relief ideas.

Assistant or Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Farm Management,Department of Applied Economics

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.

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.