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Spotlight on Economics: Wading Through the Economics of Drones   ( 2017-12-14 )
Producers need to decide whether a drone really will benefit them before investing in one.
Spotlight on Economics: Waters of the United States   ( 2017-10-10 )
Now may be the time for the legislative branch to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act.
Spotlight on Economics: Is Your House Free of Flood Risk?   ( 2017-10-03 )
Flood risk can affect a home’s market value.
Spotlight on Economics: Role of Nonreciprocal Trade Liberalization Programs in Value-added Exports   ( 2017-09-26 )
Nonreciprocal trade agreements impact value-added trade.
Spotlight on Economics: China’s Growing Demand for Meat   ( 2017-09-19 )
China’s increased demand for meat could have an impact on North Dakota.
Spotlight on Economics: Do Casinos Have a Positive Effect on Economic Growth?   ( 2017-09-12 )
The social costs of gambling remain an important issue in the casino debate.
Spotlight on Economics: Unutilized Technology   ( 2017-09-05 )
Technology has a role in the ups and downs of agricultural production.
Spotlight on Economics: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Beef Market   ( 2017-08-18 )
An increasing number of issues, some controversial, seem to be surrounding the global beef market.
Spotlight on Economics: Accessing Agriculture’s Big Data   ( 2017-03-02 )
The general question appears to be “who can do what” with respect to agriculture’s big data.
Spotlight on Economics: Swinging for the Fences   ( 2017-02-27 )
The 2016 North Dakota corn crop makes a great case for the upside of corn, as record yields resulted in profits that allowed many farms to plant another day.
Spotlight on Economics: Is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for You?   ( 2017-02-10 )
Examples of the use of UAV direct visuals in precision agriculture include evaluating planting success, crop scouting, and locating and counting livestock.
Spotlight on Economics: Two Strategies to Mitigate Great Plains Climate Change Impacts   ( 2017-01-17 )
Water storage and grain storage will play an integral role in the future of agriculture.
Spotlight on Economics: Do Retail Meat Prices Decline?   ( 2016-12-22 )
Prices can change daily at the farm level due to seasonal price patterns and production factors.
Spotlight on Economics: What is Big Data in the Context of Agriculture?   ( 2016-12-02 )
In layman’s terms, big data are beyond the storage capacity and processing power of a common machine or computer.
Spotlight on Economics: Flood Hazards Impact on House Prices in the Fargo-Moorhead Area   ( 2016-10-13 )
Actual flood events can change a homebuyer's perceptions about flood risk, thereby possibly discounting the home's value.
Spotlight on Economics: Are Farm Policy and Trade Important for N.D. Agriculture?   ( 2016-10-06 )
A summary of the studies related to evaluating the importance of farm policy and trade on N.D. agriculture.
Spotlight on Economics: Monetary Policy and Commodity Prices   ( 2016-09-15 )
Changes in monetary policies by the Fed may have a large impact on North Dakota’s agricultural sector.
Spotlight on Economics: Exploring Flooding Effects on Devils Lake Conservation Land Supply   ( 2016-09-08 )
Impacts for agricultural landowners include productivity losses caused by permanent inundation or temporary flooding.
Spotlight on Economics: Further Declines in N.D. Cropland Values Likely   ( 2016-08-23 )
A further decline in North Dakota cropland values will occur for the 2016 year. Will land values decline in 2017? Probably, although markets can change abruptly.
Spotlight on Economics: Monetary Policy and Exchange Rates   ( 2016-08-10 )
Fluctuations in the exchange rate contribute to the risk faced by agricultural producers and agribusinesses.
Columns
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Wading Through the Economics of Drones  (2017-12-14)  Producers need to decide whether a drone really will benefit them before investing in one.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?  (2017-12-14)  Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Mrs. Claus Comments on Santa’s Health  (2017-12-14)  A conversation with Mrs. Claus highlights the importance of good eating and health-care habits.  FULL STORY
 
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