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June 8, 2023
Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey 1982–2022: A Forty-Year Perspective
Jingyi Tong, Wendong Zhang

June 8, 2023
Iowa Farmland Trends: More Leased Land, Less Than Half of Farmland Owners Farm (news release)

May 31, 2023
Controlling Pests and Diseases: Understanding Growers’ Preferences and Choices on Organic Production of Cucurbit Crops
Nieyan Cheng, Wendong Zhang, Mark L. Gleason

May 18, 2023
National Impacts of a Domestic Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease and African Swine Fever in the United States
Miguel Carriquiry, Amani Elobeid, Dermot J. Hayes

May 17, 2023
Iowa Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey news conference to be held June 8 (news brief)

May 10, 2023
Adapting Nitrogen Management to Climate Change: Evidence from On-farm Field Experiments in Iowa
Eseul Choi, Guilherme DePaula, Peter Kyveryga, Suzanne Fey

May 9, 2023
USDA awards $645,000 grant to study how demographic change and COVID-19 impacts rural quality of life (news brief)

April 18, 2023
Gassman publishes in Agriculture (news brief)

April 3, 2023
Arbuckle, O’Neal Will Share Sustainable Agriculture Chair Position at Iowa State University (news release)

April 3, 2023
Cheng, Lee receive Best PhD Dissertation Award (news brief)

April 3, 2023
Zhang publishes in Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (news brief)

March 27, 2023
How Beliefs about Climate Change Adapt? A Natural Experiment with Evidence on Excess Sensitivity to a Weather Event
Seo Woo Lee, Hongli Feng, David A. Hennessy

March 27, 2023
Pudenz, Schulz publish in American Journal of Agricultural Economics (news brief)

March 20, 2023
Will Adoption Occur if a Practice is Win-Win for Profit and the Environment? An Application to a Rancher’s Grazing Practice Choices
Yuyuan Che, Hongli Feng, David A. Hennessy

March 9, 2023
Schulz Receives Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research (news release)

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Friday, June 9, 2023
"Fertilizer Companies Cash in While Farmers and Communities Struggle"
Professor Chad Hart was interviewed by Modern Farmer for the article "Fertilizer Companies Cash in While Farmers and Communities Struggle," which examines claims of manipulation of the US fertilizer market. Hart told Modern Farmer that “There were a myriad of reasons why we were seeing this big run up in fertilizer prices. It’s not just one thing. It was literally a whole menu of things that were seemingly going in the wrong direction if you were looking to obtain fertilizer.”

Monday, May 22, 2023
"National Pork Board says “clock is ticking” if African swine fever reaches U.S."
Professor Dermot Hayes was interviewed by Brownfield Ag News for the article "National Pork Board says “clock is ticking” if African swine fever reaches U.S.," which examines what impacts an outbreak of African swine fever may have on the U.S. pork industry. Hayes said "We do not have agreements with other countries as to how they would respond, so a likely event is that we would lose access to export markets. And the question is how long we lose access."

Monday, May 22, 2023
"More Uncertainty for Pork Industry in a Very Uncertain Market"
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Farm Journal for the story "More Uncertainty for Pork Industry in a Very Uncertain Market," which focuses on the repercussions from the Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 12. Schulz said that "A lot of those exact cost estimates are yet to be determined. But what we know is this will result in a much higher cost to producers and those costs are going to vary throughout the different segments of the industry.”

Thursday, May 18, 2023
"Economists shedding light on pork industry market conditions"
Associate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network for the article "Economists shedding light on pork industry market conditions," which focuses on the difficulties some pork producers are facing as the cost of production is not balancing market prices. Schulz told IARN that “They’re realizing the fiscal policy, the monetary policy, those are all impacting producer profits. And that’s what producers are responding to, that’s what drives expansion and contractionary plans and execution by producers. And all of those factors I think are working towards the negative for producers.”

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