Agricultural Economics

Junior Olivia West energized and empowered by Forbes summit

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Do you have a cup of coffee ready? Good, you’re going to need it after just a glimpse at junior Olivia West’s schedule. Actually, agricultural economics major West said she feels invigorated rather than worn out by her full schedule. In addition to excelling in the classroom, West is a member…

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Farmer sentiment on trade and the overall ag economy improves as fall harvest gets underway

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved 15 points to a reading of 136 in October. The upswing is attributable to 15-point increases in both of the barometer’s sub-indices. The Index of Current Conditions rose to a reading of 155 a…

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Purdue receives first USDA grant to study organic hemp production

Monday, October 28th, 2019 University News Story

When the 2018 Farm Bill legalized production of hemp, the deluge of phone calls from potential growers to scientists and state administrators quickly made it clear how little information is available for those hoping to plant the crop.

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Borlaug Dialogue fuels students’ passion to make a difference

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Twelve undergraduates from the College of Agriculture recently attended the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2001, the Borlaug Dialogue is named after Norman E. Borlaug, the founder of The World Food Prize, Nobel Prize Laureate and father of the “Green Revolution.” This event honors his…

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Purdue Alumna and Olympic Gold Medalist returns to campus

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 University News Story

Amanda Elmore, a Purdue University graduate and 2016 Olympic gold medalist in women’s rowing, returned to campus for homecoming festivities and made a presentation to an agricultural economics program.

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GTAP members around a world map

Behind the Research: GTAP

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

About the feature Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that undergird research in the College of Agriculture. Collectively they’re integral to the college fulfilling its research mission. “Behind the Research” explores their roles. Each academic year, we profile six individuals or teams whose work supports the College of…

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Farmer sentiment regarding current conditions slips in September

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 University News Story

Farmers became much more pessimistic about current conditions on their own farms and in the U.S. agricultural economy in late summer, according to the September Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the overall Ag Economy Barometer re…

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Agricultural economics graduates selected for prestigious World Bank program

Monday, September 30th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Francis Addeah Darko earned his Master’s and Ph.D. from Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics but his dreams of working for the World Bank started well before his matriculation. “I grew up in a village in Ghana where the majority of people were poor and most depended on agriculture,” Darko, who graduated in…

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Much to learn from annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

By Chad Campbell “Small changes can make a big difference in students’ undergraduate experiences and professional development,” said Elizabeth Flaherty as she presented the Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Lecture. In recognition of her innovation and excellence in teaching undergraduate students, Flaherty was one of two professors selected to present during the College of Agriculture’s sixth…

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‘U.S. Farm Report’ will bring college road show back to Purdue

Friday, September 20th, 2019 University News Story

“The U.S. Farm Report” a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, hosted by Tyne Morgan, will be filming at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 26). Filming will take place on the lawn by the A…

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National food, agribusiness conference to focus on evolving value chain

Friday, September 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the 2019 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness on November 6-7 on the university’s West Lafayette campus.

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Purdue team gets $3 million to explore consequences of sustainability policies

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 University News Story

A rapidly growing global population in the midst of a changing climate had led to serious sustainability issues and choices surrounding water, food and energy. These stresses and the policy responses will vary by locality, but they will have global rep…

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Purdue to offer strategic marketing workshop for agribusiness professionals

Friday, September 6th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will present the 2019 Strategic Agri-Marketing seminar Oct. 8-10 on the West Lafayette campus.

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Barrier-breaking Land O’Lakes Inc. leader to speak at Purdue

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 University News Story

Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc., will take part in an interview-style Q&A session, ‘A Conversation with Beth Ford,’ from 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall at Purdue University. The event is free and open to the pu…

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Travis Atkinson

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

TRAVIS ATKINSON “Back home in Jamaica, electricity is expensive, so businesses can’t compete very well. With cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy, the entire economy benefits.” — Travis Atkinson, PhD student, Agricultural Economics   THE STUDENT Travis Atkinson was the first person in his immediate family to earn a university degree. “The most important lesson…

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Ag barometer declines sharply as commodity prices weaken; majority of farmers expect MFP payments in 2020

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer weakened significantly in August to a reading of 124, down 29 points from July. The barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S. and was conducted Aug. 12-20…

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Purdue economists warn palm oil solutions may have unintended consequences

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

The growth of palm oil, the most-consumed vegetable oil in the world, has been fueled by expansion of palm plantings in Malaysia and Indonesia that have contributed to massive deforestation in those countries. The carbon and biodiversity losses there h…

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Meet the College of Agriculture’s newest faculty members

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose As the semester kicks-off hundreds of new faces crop up across the College of Agriculture’s campus. Not all of these unfamiliar faces are freshmen and transfer students, however. Ten faculty members are also joining the college this semester in the departments of agricultural economics, animal sciences, entomology, forestry and natural resources…

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August’s Purdue Land Value Survey shows farmland values dive in Indiana

Monday, August 26th, 2019 University News Story

The August 2019 Purdue Land Value Survey, published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER) by the Department of Agricultural Economics, lays out changes in farmland values and cash rents.

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Loss of Wally Tyner reverberates around the world

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

When Morocco was negotiating a free trade deal with the U.S. in 2004, Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics, played a major role without ever sitting at the table. “The agreement was being negotiated and on both sides of the table were Wally’s former students,” said Tom Hertel, distinguished professor…

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