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Urban-rural food satisfaction, food security gaps show in new report

May 11, 2022
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College of AG recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

April 28, 2022

On April 27, the College of Agriculture honored students during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The in-person event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.


Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report

April 13, 2022

As the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture reviews the Farm Bill, consumers shared their opinions on food and agriculture policy in a new survey. The third Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University offers insights into the popularity of specific policies and how opinions differ depending on a consumer’s income.

Farzad Taheripour

Impact of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on biofuels production

April 4, 2022

Capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its kind study.


Consumer Food Insights Report details consumer reaction to inflation

March 9, 2022

Consumers are managing inflation in food prices for now, but their expectations to experience future inflation increased from last month, according to this month’s Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University.


Graduate students participate in agricultural policy at D.C. summit

February 28, 2022

Three Purdue graduate students participated in the third annual MANRRS NASDA Agriculture Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. February 13-16.

Crenel Francis Jr. attended from the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, as did Alexander Robinson and Xavier Miranda, both from the Department of Agricultural Economics.

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Monthly dashboard created to better conceptualize ag job market

February 23, 2022

Any undergraduate inching closer to graduation thinks about possible jobs. Searching by specific job titles or particular skill sets, job seekers will apply for several, casting their resume out to find the best fit for their interests.


New report provides insight on consumer food spending, satisfaction, sustainability

February 15, 2022
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College of Agriculture welcomes four new faculty this spring

February 8, 2022

The College of Agriculture welcomed four new faculty members this semester.

Thomas Hertel

Professor seeks to build academic bridges between scientists

January 31, 2022

With over 30 years spent at Purdue University, Thomas Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics, has many professional milestones that timestamp his career. The most recent one is the announcement that he has received the Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in honor of his career dedicated to researching the global impacts of trade, climate and environmental policies. The award will enable Hertel to spend six months conducting research in Potsdam, Germany.


RRDC, NCRCRD celebrate 50 years of rural development

January 24, 2022

August will mark 50 years since President Richard Nixon signed the Rural Development Act of 1972, creating the Rural Regional Development Centers located throughout the United States.

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), currently hosted by Purdue University, reaches across this region to create resilient communities and economies, develop leadership and civic engagement, and promote health and wellness through the network of fellow land-grant universities.

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Six agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

December 15, 2021

Six student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2021 sports season.


College of Agriculture appoints first crop of faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

November 5, 2021

In September, the College of Agriculture announced 10 faculty members who will serve as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. Their role is to encourage and guide members of the college interested in taking their research and innovations out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.


Two Purdue agriculture students selected for Pillars of Excellency

October 11, 2021

Two College of Agriculture students were recognized during Homecoming for their service, scholarship and leadership with a merit-based scholarships. The Pillars of Excellency price is awarded annually to junior and seniors who exemplify the mission of land-grant universities.


Applying an environmental lens to economic decisions

October 1, 2021

When trade wars erupt, industry shifts, and the balance of supply and demand changes, it is not just economics that is impacted; it is also, equally, the environment.
This is the subject of a recent paper co-authored by Farzad Taheripour, research professor of agricultural economics.


Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

August 24, 2021

Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). This is Brouder’s second appointment to the SAB.


The past informs the present: The future of the beef supply chain

July 28, 2021

Agricultural Economics Distinguished Professor and Department Head Jayson Lusk provided testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture earlier today. He addressed the issue of “State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding.”


Food prices and COVID: Agricultural economics professor breaks down rising food prices

July 16, 2021

Jayson Lusk, agricultural economics professor and department head, breaks down why and how COVID has led to an increase in domestic food prices. In the Q&A below, he answers some commonly posed questions.

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Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 13, 2021

Twelve student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for their academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. In total, 85 Boilermakers earned the honor, setting a record for the university.


Student’s research explores maritime shipping of agricultural commodities

July 1, 2021

When a ship ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March, stranding more than 400 ships at one of the world’s busiest waterways, Manuel Jimenez stayed attuned to its impact.

Jimenez’s research at Purdue focuses on maritime shipping and international trade. The topics reflect his upbringing in Bogotá, Colombia, where his father operated a firm that exported flowers to the United States.


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