Agricultural Economics

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe presenting at the GTAP Conference

GTAP 10 Data Base release nears as the world needs it most

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

by Chad Campbell “I suspect there isn’t a trade minister on Earth that hasn’t heard of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). There’s not a trade agreement in the world that is signed without numerical analysis using the GTAP Data Base or a GTAP Model.” While these claims may sound exaggerated, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe,…

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Purdue agronomists offer prevent plant option recommendations

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Farmers who weren’t able to plant because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring will benefit from the recent announcement by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), who recently changed the haying and grazing date restriction for prevented plant…

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Bacteria get sick, too: Purdue joins international team developing alternatives to antibiotics for global livestock production

Monday, June 24th, 2019 University News Story

To slow down the worldwide development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Purdue University professors Paul Ebner, animal sciences, and Nicole Widmar, agricultural economics, have partnered with professors Zafar Hayat and Shafiq ur Rehman from the Unive…

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Bacteria get sick, too: Purdue joins international team developing alternatives to antibiotics for global livestock production

Monday, June 24th, 2019 University News Story

To slow down the worldwide development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Purdue University professors Paul Ebner, animal sciences, and Nicole Widmar, agricultural economics, have partnered with professors Zafar Hayat and Shafiq ur Rehman from the Unive…

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Questions asked from the crowd at a microphone during the GTAP Conference

As economics gain global attention, Purdue’s GTAP gathers worldwide leaders

Monday, June 10th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Individuals from 43 countries will soon gather in Poland at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis to exchange ideas and share their distinct perspectives. The annual conference is organized by the Center of Global Trade Analysis in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. No matter their nationality, attendees…

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Purdue workshop to develop talent management skills

Monday, June 10th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will present the 2019 Managing Talent to Win workshop June 25–27 on the West Lafayette campus.

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Farmer sentiment hits lowest level in over two years

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 University News Story

Ag producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016, erasing all improvements recorded following the November 2016 election. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producer…

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Indiana Council for Economic Education announces state’s top teachers of economics

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE), an academic outreach center within the Department of Agriculture Economics at Purdue University, has announced four finalists and two honorable mention recipients for the statewide 2019 Olin W. Davis T…

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Autonomous robots in agricultural fields advance through $200,000 investment to Purdue startup

Thursday, May 30th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund is investing $100,000, and Ag Alumni Seed, a Purdue University-affiliated not-for-profit company, is offering a $100,000 matching investment in Rogo Ag LLC, a pioneering agricultural technology company that is developing a…

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Student looking at paper

Alum journeys from barnyard to boardroom

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Regardless of what his day brings, Wes Davis lives by a simple motto: Don’t be afraid to chase what you really love. Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2018, has been putting in long hours and a lot of airline miles to chase his passion serving clients across…

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