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November 1, 2023
Solar Energy Surge in Iowa: Policies, Public Opinions, and Future Opportunities

November 1, 2023
Linking Water Quality Improvement with Economic Benefits to the Iowa Population

November 1, 2023
Agricultural Projections Going into 2024

November 1, 2023
Strategic Risk and Collective Action in Agriculture

November 1, 2023
Federal Food Policy Changes following the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 28, 2023
Accounting for the Evolution of Sedentarism in Food Security Assessment
Jacob Michels, John C. Beghin

November 16, 2023
The Bitter Taste of Brazil’s Temporary Import Ban on Robusta Coffee
Hanifi Otgun, John C. Beghin, Fernando Maximiliano

November 15, 2023
Iowa State Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 12 (news release)

November 15, 2023
Hayes receives USDA-ERS grant (news brief)

November 10, 2023
Foreign Interests in US Agricultural Lands: The Missing Conversations about Leasing
Mykel R. Taylor, Wendong Zhang, Festus Attah

November 6, 2023
Plastina publishes in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (news brief)

October 27, 2023
Farm Poll Examines Farmers' Use and Opinions of Precision Agriculture (news release)

October 16, 2023
Study examines factors influencing farmers’ use of nutrient management practices (news release)

October 16, 2023
Feng participating in agrivoltaics research project, facility ribbon cutting on October 19 (news brief)

September 20, 2023
A Modern View of Ukraine and an Outlook for Ukraine’s Production and Productivity of Leading Grain and Oil Crops
Tetyana Kalna-Dubinyuk

September 7, 2023
Dumortier named Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy editor (news brief)

August 25, 2023
DePaula publishes in Journal of Developmental Economics (news brief)

July 28, 2023
Martens publishes in Energies (news brief)

July 27, 2023
Arbuckle publishes in Society & Natural Resources (news brief)

July 27, 2023
Ji publishes in Annual Review of Resource Economics and Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy (news brief)

Latest Media Contacts

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
"Iowa farmers concerned with e-data use by corporations"
Professor J. Arbuckle was interviewed by Public News Service for the article "Iowa farmers concerned with e-data use by corporations." The story examines farmers' feelings on precision agriculture, which heavily relies on the use of technology.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
"Livestock numbers help predict trade future"
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Iowa Farmer Today for the story "Livestock numbers help predict trade future," which examines how the economy, international demand, and politics affect livestock trade.Schulz said that “One of the factors as of late has been the exchange rate. We have a stronger U.S. dollar, and we also have a strengthening peso which brings more trade from Mexico.” He also noted the tight U.S. beef supply could limit trade options.

Monday, November 13, 2023
"U.S. ag export demand an evolving puzzle"
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Farmer Today for the story "U.S. ag export demand an evolving puzzle," which examines the volatile nature of US agricultural export demand. Hart said that “About every 5 to 10 years we get a changing of the guard for who the driver of growth is. In the last 10 to 15 years, China has been the one driving growth, but in the ’90s, a lot was driven by NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. We’ve done a lot with Japan and Europe as well.”

Monday, November 6, 2023
"Several factors go into farmland buying decisions"
Assistant Professor Rabail Chandio was interviewed by Ag Update for the article "Several factors go into farmland buying decisions," which examines the multitude of factors that should be considered when purchasing farmland. Chandio told Ag Update that, generally, cash rents and land values move in the same direction, and that survey results show the impact of higher interest. “Interest rate hikes were the most important factor farmers mentioned impacting the farmland market.”

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