Agricultural and Applied Economics ⋅ Page 10

Meat Inflation

Expect 8 percent jump due to drought's impact on livestock

The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, states a University of Missouri agricultural economist. “I expect to see food inflation, but it will take time,” said Scott Brown, research assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR).  “The short term effects will be…

Returning to the Farm

Class helps young farmers step into the profession

Kevin Moore, CAFNR associate professor of agricultural economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, teaches Returning to the Farm, a class that prepares young people to overcome the family and financial hurdles of getting into farming.

A Change in Taste

CAFNR and industry to announce high-quality cattle strategy

The University of Missouri and a consortium of beef-related companies on Aug. 30 will announce a strategy for the industry to adapt to and profit from these new consumer preferences. This project will describe how cow-calf producers, stockers, feed yards and processors can work together to produce high-demand products.

Student and Faculty Members Honored at Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

CAFNR was well represented at the 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards ceremony. Jillian Yoder and Scott Brown were honored with the Chancellor’s Award. William Folk and Sheila Grant were both presented the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. The annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements…

Land Boom?

Breimyer Seminar looks at possible farmland price bubble

Farmland prices appear to be entering an economic bubble that could end in a rapid price decline as happened in the 1980s.

Uncommon Commons

CARES project creates a network for community engagement

Combing public information with advanced technology, CARES created a powerful tool for community engagement and action to address the nation’s obesity epidemic.

Goodbye Fed?

CAFNR professor speaks before House Financial Services Committee

Peter Klein, director of the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at CAFNR, testified to the Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. The subcommittee is examining six legislative proposals that either reform or abolish the Federal Reserve System.

Surpreendido

Fabio Chaddad surprised with a Golden Apple Award

Do you know the Portuguese word for surprised? Fabio Chaddad, assistant professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics who was born in Brazil, does. And he was very surpreendido one recent warm morning when a group of CAFNR administrators and faculty burst into his classroom to present a Golden Apple Award.

Chew on This

Cash strapped consumers are eating less meat

Tighter household budgets, higher grocery prices, fewer animals on the market and more meat going to foreign countries are causing the average U.S. consumer to eat less meat and poultry, according to a University of Missouri professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics.