The AAEA Board is seeking applications for a co-editor of Choices Magazine to help further the strategic goals of the publication as a resource for readers interested in the policy and management of agriculture, the food industry, natural resources, rural communities, and the environment. Choices magazine currently reaches over 2700 non-member subscribers, but there is room to grow.
President-Elect Keith Coble is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2020 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 3-5, 2020. The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge of interest to economists. The AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees, including sessions jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations.
Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a Washington State University professor said. Randy Fortenbery, an agriculture economics professor, delivered the economic forecast Wednesday at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Farm Forum. He spoke at length about the troubling overall picture of the forces grinding against what has been a robust U.S. economy.
Happy 2019! This is the beginning of the year, a time for hope and new beginnings. I hope that 2019 will be calmer and better than 2018. AAEA had very good Invited Paper sessions at ASSA in Atlanta. I always enjoy the calming city and look forward to our summer meeting in warmer and friendlier weather.
I am also looking forward to the award ceremony, and in particular to the inauguration of the new Fellows. I’d like to congratulate our forthcoming Fellows, Mary Bohman from USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, who led and fought to maintain the high standards of ERS during a tough period; Kevin Boyle from Virginia Tech, a creative innovator of macro and applied work on market evaluation; Matin Qaim from the University of Goettingen, and one of the best Agricultural Economists in Europe, and has research which has opened up many new frontiers; Ian Sheldon from The Ohio State University, who is a leading scholar of important agricultural international trade issues; and Wallace Tyner from Purdue University, who laid the foundation that was a pioneer and continues to lead research on energy and agriculture.