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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

February 15, 2022
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New report provides insight on consumer food spending, satisfaction, sustainability

February 15, 2022

The Consumer Food Insights Report, a new monthly report identifying trends and changes in consumer food purchases and preferences, has been released.

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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.

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Purdue agricultural economics research to measure local food access within Anderson community

February 8, 2022

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics is measuring access to local food in Anderson, Indiana through a collaboration with the Madison County Local Food Network (MCLFN).

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Ag Economy Barometer declines, producers concerned about rising costs and supply chain disruptions

February 1, 2022

Farmer sentiment weakened in January as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 6 points to a reading of 119, its second-lowest reading since July 2020. The Index of Current Conditions fell 13 points to a reading of 133, while the…

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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.

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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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RRDC, NCRCRD celebrate 50 years of rural development

January 24, 2022

Story 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.

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Purdue agricultural economists highlight inflation and pandemic-related uncertainties in annual outlook

January 13, 2022

The Purdue Agricultural Economics Report’s annual outlook issue identifies key factors that may affect the agricultural economy in the coming year. For 2022, Purdue experts cite inflation and COVID-19 uncertainty as key issues impacting food prices, ge…

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Farmer sentiment rises on strengthening current financial position

January 4, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose for only the second time since May, up 9 points to a reading of 125 in December. The Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations also rose this month with a stronger current…

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Purdue to host ASTA Management Academy for seed industry professionals

December 20, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner again with the American Seed Trade Association to offer the ASTA Management Academy. The program will be Feb. 15-17 on the university’s campus.

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Dashboard shows ‘Achilles’ heel’ of food supply chain

December 16, 2021

Bare shelves this holiday season highlight shortages and show how vulnerable the supply chain can be to disruptions. We know a sick baker can’t make bread, but what if something happens to the people and supplies needed to make the flour or butter the …

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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.

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