economics

CropVillage 0168, AFBF and FAPRI Weigh In On Climate Legislation Costs

Download mp3CropVillage 0168 Show Notes:

  • Testifying before a recent committee hearing, AFBF President Bob Stallman lays out the potential for economic disaster under current proposed climate legislation
  • The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) just released their findings on cost to producers should something like H.R. 2454 legislation be enacted.  Link to full report.

CropVillage 0162, Commodity Swaps - Good, Bad and Ugly

CropVillage 0162 Show Notes:

  • Conversation with K State economist Orlen Grunewald on Commodity Swaps, a new tool in the trader's toolbox, and why they may be of use to you

Food Economics and Consumer Choice

From Jeff Simmons, Elanco Animal Health.

"Today there are nearly 1 billion hungry people around the globe. yet in only 50 years, our growing global population will require an estimated 100 percent more food than we produce today. Unfortunately, we will certainly not have 100 percent more high-quality land available to grow twice the amount of grain or two times more livestock.The U.N. Food and Agriculture organization (FAo) reports that added farmland will help produce only 20 percent of the additional food our planet will need in 2050, and 10 percent will come from increased cropping intensity. Accordingly, the FAo concludes that 70 percent of the world’s additional food needs can be produced only with new and existing agricultural technologies."

CropVillage 0156, WAF - DRUMNet Developing African Agriculture Financial Infrastructure

CropVillage 0156 Show Notes:

  • Jonathan Campaigne, CEO of PRIDEAFRICA in Kenya describes key issues in African agriculture development and an evolving solution known as DRUMNet.

CropVillage 0155, WAF - Financing and Risk in World Agriculture

CropVillage 0155 Show Notes:

  • Panel at World Agricultural Forum on Managing Risk and Financing Agriculture in the changing global economy.
  • First speaker James Bond, COO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank
  • Joseph Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist from Bank of America

Jerry Roell - Equipping Animal Agriculture in a Changing World

Equipping Animal Agriculture in a Changing World.

Jerry Roell, Sales Branch Manager, John Deere Columbus.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Frank Beurskens - Meal Planning in the Supermarket Aisle: What consumers are telling us.

Meal Planning in the Supermarket Aisle: What consumers are telling us.

Frank Beurskens, Co-Founder and CEO, ShoptoCook™, Inc.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Bill Medley - How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers

How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers.

Bill Medley, Vice President, Market Segments, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Dan Sutherland - Processing Changes: Meeting the challenge of shifting consumer preferences

Processing Changes: Meeting the challenge of shifting consumer preferences.

Dan Sutherland, Johnsonville Foods.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Dr. James MacDonald - The Transformation of United States Livestock Agriculture

The Transformation of United States Livestock Agriculture.

Dr. James MacDonald, Chief, Agricultural Structure and Productivity Branch, Economic Research Service, USDA.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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