Below is a compilation of recent news coverage of CFANS faculty and staff. The views expressed in the media-prepared reports do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of CFANS or the University of Minnesota.
"Dairy producers need prices to be sufficiently high to stay in business, dairy consumers need prices to be sufficiently low for them to be able to enjoy the milk," said Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor in Dairy Foods Marketing Economics at the University of Minnesota.
Marin Bozic, a University of Minnesota economist who has immersed himself in dairy issues within the farm bill, believes there’s only a 60% chance of farm bill passage. Despite the rhetoric of politicians who say they want a farm bill, neither party has a real incentive to pass one, he says. "For Democrats, is no deal better than a raw deal?" he asks.
Nominations are open for the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture 2014 awards, which were created by a New Ulm farmer in the 1990s. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture and the alleviation of world hunger. The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences administers the awards.
Mankato Free Press
This week I attended the University of Illinois AgMasters meeting and listened to University of Minnesota entomologist Ken Ostlie detail the challenges western and northern corn rootworms are presenting to Bt trait technologies.
The Progressive Farmer
Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota Extension soybean agronomist, is among a group of specialists looking at ways to increase bean yields. He says soybean yields have increased as much as corn yields on a percentage basis.
Iowa Farmer Today
The University’s Cloquet Forestry Center is located on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation, and the two parties are now working to resolve communication issues and share the land.