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Spotlight on Economics: China’s Growing Demand for Meat   ( 2014-10-24 )
Recent studies suggest that total average per capita meat consumption in China could grow from about 60 kilograms in 2010 to nearly 100 kg per person per year by 2030.
Spotlight on Economics: Is There Room for Improved Farm Production Efficiency?   ( 2014-09-03 )
Advancing computer models are offering new opportunities to analyze business performance.
Spotlight On Economics: The 2014 Farm Bill and North Dakota   ( 2014-08-27 )
Each decision has its advantages, rules and limitations.
Spotlight on Economics: Federal Reserve "Tapering"   ( 2014-08-12 )
The Fed began tapering at its December 2013 meeting by reducing monthly bond purchases by $10 billion (equally split between treasury securities and MBS).
Spotlight on Economics: Women in Ag Economics   ( 2014-08-05 )
In the undergraduate programs, you will not only learn economics, you also will apply your broad knowledge and personal experiences, coupled with your quantitative and analytical skills, to solve problems, present ideas, analyze data and have fun.
Spotlight on Economics: Why Not Raise the Minimum Wage?   ( 2014-07-09 )
The current minimum wage falls below what most consider to be a "living wage" on which a family actually could be supported. Thus, raising the minimum wage has been seen as a way to reduce poverty.
Spotlight on Economics: Low-carbon Corn   ( 2014-06-17 )
New technology and improved practices have resulted in average U.S. corn yields rising from 20 bushels per acre in 1930 to more than 150 bushels per acre today.
Spotlight on Economics: A Changing Paradigm for Conservation Decisions   ( 2014-06-03 )
It became clear that the farmers interviewed are, in fact, using economic criteria in their decision rather than what initially appeared to be convenience factors. They just did not use the specific economic criterion I expected.
Spotlight on Economics: Dynamic Changes in the Competition for Fertilizer   ( 2014-05-28 )
Through the years, fertilizer use has increased substantially in the U.S. and use in other countries also is expanding.
Spotlight on Economics: Examining the Source of Farm Equity   ( 2014-04-29 )
During the most recent time period (2007 through 2012), farmers are relying more on retained earnings to build net worth than asset revaluation. In other words, most farmers have been using their earnings wisely.
UAVs: The Key for Precision Agriculture?   ( 2014-04-21 )
UAVs will improve precision agriculture by collecting larger amounts of data in a shorter period of time.
Spotlight on Economics: New Challenges in Developing Projections of Employment, Housing and Population for Western N.D.   ( 2014-03-14 )
The ongoing activities pertaining to shale oil development truly are dynamic, so attempts to forecast the future will need to be updated on a frequent basis.
Spotlight on Economics: N.D.’s Growth Creates Challenges   ( 2014-03-04 )
Housing markets are strong in the metropolitan communities, but rapid growth in the oil and gas industry quickly exceeded the very limited excess housing capacity in western North Dakota.
Spotlight on Economics: Who is Driving Food Standards?   ( 2014-02-11 )
If a consumer does not care for a particular food, there are almost always plenty of alternatives, and many consumers have the income to pursue those alternatives.
Spotlight on Economics: No Shortage of Wings for Super Bowl 2014   ( 2014-01-23 )
The rising popularity of chicken wings is an interesting success story and also an interesting lesson in economics.
Spotlight on Economics: Emerging Food Risks and Mitigation Challenges   ( 2014-01-15 )
Only by achieving an accurate assessment and reduction of total risks can supply chain managers make informed decisions that lead to the least costly, most effective control of food risks.
Spotlight on Economics: Marketing Challenges: Logistics, Exports and Canadian Imports   ( 2014-01-02 )
There are a multitude of factors impacting the shipping market. Major factors include strong growth for several of the major commodity segments, with the growth in Bakken oil and crop shipments being the most notable.
Spotlight on Economics: The Value of USDA Reports   ( 2013-11-26 )
The USDA market information and outlook forecasts make an easy target for marketing analysts and farmers because they often question and sometimes criticize the information contained in key reports. However, we often do not think about what might happen if this information was not available “free of charge” to the general public.
Spotlight on Economics: An Economist and a Soldier   ( 2013-10-30 )
The military is a command-based organization, while academia tends to be an environment that invites and encourages, or at least tolerates, sometimes extensive debate and discussion about most everything.
Spotlight on Economics: Impact of Trade Liberalization on Technical Efficiency in U.S. Agriculture   ( 2013-10-16 )
There is a lack of consensus among economists on the impact trade liberalization has on technical efficiency.
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