Moschini, Balistreri, Hayes, Zhang, and Li receive USDA-NIFA grants

Professor GianCarlo Moschini, along with Ed Perry of Kansas State University, secured a $236,929 research grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Moschini and Perry will use the funds to develop and estimate a model of insect control choices by corn and soybean farmers that identifies substitution patterns between neonicotinoid seed treatments, conventional insecticides, and genetically engineered insect resistant traits. The project will run through March 31, 2021.

Associate professor Ed Balistreri, professor Dermot Hayes, assistant professor Wendong Zhang, and post-doctoral research associate Minghao Li secured a $499,999 research grant, also through USDA-NIFA. The funds will be used to create a modeling system linking commodity-specific agricultural trade models with a global general-equilibrium model to evaluate the impacts of bilateral and multilateral changes in trade policy on U.S. agricultural output, exports, farm income and overall economic performance. The project will run through April 30, 2022.

(Released May 2019)