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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.
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.
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.”
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.”