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May 22, 2024
Gassman publishes in Environmental Research Letters (news brief)

May 22, 2024
Gassman receives USDA-ARS grant (news brief)

May 16, 2024
Increasing Sedentary Time, Minimum Dietary Energy Requirements and Food Security Assessment
Jacob Michels, Yacob Abrehe Zereyesus, John C. Beghin

May 13, 2024
Reaching Regions Launches on Iowa State University Digital Press (news release)

May 3, 2024
Elobeid wins Interdisciplinary Team Research Award (news brief)

April 29, 2024
Smith Wins AAEA's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (news brief)

April 26, 2024
Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference Is May 15 (news release)

April 25, 2024
Schulz promoted to professor (news brief)

April 23, 2024
Plastina co-authors article for Journal of the ASFMRA (news brief)

April 5, 2024
The Economic Value of a Farmer Network: Application to Pest Management in Iowa
Bezhad Jeddi, Guilherme DePaula

April 5, 2024
Article on carbon markets and anaerobic digesters published (news brief)

March 27, 2024
Pudenz, Smith win CARD Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Economics and Policy (news brief)

March 25, 2024
New Agricultural Policy Review: Winter 2024
- How Will Changes in Net Incomes Affect Iowa's Land Market?
- Profitability of Winter Cereal Rye in Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems
- The Contribution of Agricultural, Forestry, and Fisheries Production to the US and Iowa Economies
- Pest Susceptibility Commons in Agriculture
- Iowa Farmers' Perspectives on Precision Agriculture
- Cover Crop Adoption Decelerates and No-till Area Stagnates in the I-States

March 22, 2024
Pricing Hogs Using a Seasonal Varying Percentage of the Pork Cutout Value
Steve R. Meyer, Lee L. Schulz

March 22, 2024
Survey: Iowans Prefer Electric Suppliers Invest in Solar over Wind, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels (news release)

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
"Experts offer insight on 2024 planting season"
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Farmer Today for the article "Experts offer insight on 2024 planting season," which explorers some factors that could affect farmers in 2024. Hart said prices for corn and soybeans planted this spring are expected to drop for the second year. "We’re basically sitting where we should be, in the long run," he said. "Farming is a competitive industry. In competitive industries, your prices tend to be around your production costs."

Thursday, April 11, 2024
"Will egg prices go up amid more bird flu outbreaks?"
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Marketplace for the article "Will egg prices go up amid more bird flu outbreaks?" The article focuses on recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and how it could affect the egg market. Schulz said that "Typically, 86-87.5% of the eggs produced within a month are consumed, and 12.5-14% of the eggs are hatched to add birds to the flock. For a short period of time, the industry could maintain supplies to consumers by retaining fewer eggs."

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
"Plant 2024 will be impacted by fertilizer prices, drought"
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Farmer Today for the story "Plant 2024 will be impacted by fertilizer prices, drought". The article examines what factors may impact US crop plantings in 2024. In regards to fertilizer prices, Hart said "I’m watching to see if we see price pressure alleviated, or do I see that fertilizer prices are ramping up to indicate some late switching of acres into corn production given recent price movements and the surprise of the lower corn acres."

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
"Managing Crop Costs Instead of Cutting"
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by KSOM for the story "Managing Crop Costs Instead of Cutting," which details ways that Iowa farmers are trying to reduce operating costs. Hart said that "Farmers over the last few years haven't used operating loans as much to avoid some of the interest charges that we face there. They've at utilizing more of their own labor as opposed to hired labor. For the most part what you're doing is trying to manage those costs to keep them within check."

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