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Choices Magazine Celebrates 30 Years

From food and farms, to international markets and resource use, one magazine covered it all

In 1986, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) announced the launch of Choices. What began as a quarterly print magazine has evolved into a free, online-only publication. As the principal outreach vehicle of AAEA, Choices provides peer-reviewed articles exploring the economic implications of current food, farm, resource or rural community issues directed toward a broad audience.

Current editor, Mary Ahearn says, “The challenge for the Choices authors and editors is to make sure those who should be aware of the knowledge generated by the profession are provided relevant information in an accessible format. Choices aims to do just that. We are pleased to have been part of the policy dialogue for the last 30 years and look forward to many more to come.”

Continuing the tradition of producing topical public policy analysis articles, Choices will be celebrating their 30 years with future themes on Crop Insurance, beginning farmers, herbicide resistance management, and a theme on the next Farm Bill.

If you would like to interview Mary Ahearn, Editor of Choices, contact Allison Scheetz at the AAEA Business office: (414) 918-3190 or

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 20 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit

Contact: Allison Scheetz
Senior Communications Manager
(414) 918-3190