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Purdue articles explore dealing with issues in agriculture

A new package of Purdue magazine articles explains how the College of Agriculture is addressing issues of public controversy and preparing students to help resolve them in their careers:
* "When Research Becomes Controversial" -- Wally Tyner with three other researchers discuss their role in reporting their findings that sometimes put them in the middle of intense public debate on issues that elicit starkly opposing views from advocates on either side.
* "Issues in Agriculture" -- Janet Ayres facilitates a look inside a classroom where students develop their skills to foster agreement on tough agricultural issues.
College of Agriculture 2014 Awards - Agricultural Economics was well represented at the College awards program on April 16, 2014.
Less Time for Planting - Compared to 35 years ago, there are fewer hours to plant crops. Agricultural Economist Ben Gramig compared two time frames (1980-1994 versus 1995-2010) for corn and soybean planting weather windows.
WASDE report eases fear of low crop prices - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's April 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates continued a series of recent reports that have offered corn and soybean producers a more optimistic grain-price outlook than what was expected for most of the winter, Purdue Extension agricultural economics Chris Hurt says.
Scholarship Winner - Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) Board of Directors have selected twelve college students to receive the MACA Young Leader Scholarship of $2,000 to be used for their college expenses. Purdue University's Nolan Sampson was selected as one of the twelve.
Purdue Trustees approve faculty promotions   - On April 4, the Trustees approved faculty promotions. Promotions are effective with the 2014-2015 academic year which begins August 18, 2014. Maria Marshall was named as Professor. Nicole Olynk Widmar was named as Associate Professor.
Purdue Study reveals farmers' buying preferences, concerns - Agribusiness leaders nationwide can use results from a new Purdue study to help them become more successful by understanding their farmer customers better.
Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE)  - celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Jeff Sanson, Executive Director of the ICEE talks with Mike Loizzo about the history of ICEE and what is planned for the future.
Two Purdue Teams competed in the final found of the CME Group Trading Competition - The teams of Purdue AgEc 321 and Purdue PQFC/AGEC were in the 10% of the teams that advanced from the preliminary round to the final round.


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