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Spotlight on Economics: An Economist and a Soldier

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: The Value of USDA Reports

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: Examining the Source of Farm Equity

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.

Spotlight on Economics: Low-carbon Corn

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: Why Not Raise the Minimum Wage?

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: Women in Ag Economics

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.

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