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July 2020 Issue 14

AAEA Deadlines    

June 4, 2020, June 15, 2020
Extended to July 1, 2020 (Today)



2020 AAEA Virtual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE

Save the date for the 2020 Virtual Meeting taking place on August 10-11. Join us as leaders in the profession give Plenary talks, oral and poster Selected Presentation authors present their research, Invited Papers discuss hot topics and we celebrate our colleagues during the Awards and Fellows Recognition Ceremony.

The 2020 Virtual Meeting is FREE for all AAEA Members and only $100 for non-members. Additional registration details will be available in the coming weeks.

Please view the latest updates on the Virtual Meeting website.

2020 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop

The objective of this workshop is mentor junior faculty (less than 5 years) to transition to agricultural and applied economic departments by providing an orientation to expectations for research, teaching and outreach and develop effective strategies for success. The workshop will focus on constructively criticizing research in progress. Mentoring will include networking, information about the profession, and discussion of current research trends and topic areas.
Dates: October 7-9, 2020
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J. Roy Black

J. Roy Black, a model professor of agricultural economics, passed away in Okemos, Michigan, on June 27, 2020. Raised on a ranch in Hinsdale, Montana, Black completed his B.S. at Montana State University and his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He joined Michigan State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics in January 1970 as an assistant professor of farm management and production economics. He devoted the next 50 years to research, extension, and teaching to enhance farmers’ ability to make a profit and manage risk.
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Other News

Free Commentary: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets

This paper examines the many economic factors and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the agriculture sector. In efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many states and countries shut down several economic areas such as tourism and entertainment venues, restaurants, personal services, and some manufacturing facilities. This has led many areas into a recession. The authors of this paper examine the effects this recession has on these topics: macroeconomics; trade; supply chain; consumer behavior; food service/grocery; meat processing; forestry and wood products; local food systems; food waste; food insecurity; major commodity crops; agricultural finance; agricultural labor; rural health care; and research and outreach priorities.
Co-chairs: Jayson Lusk, Purdue University and John D. Anderson, University of Arkansas
QTA2020-3, 44 pp., June 2020, Available free online.
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Introducing Q Open

Developed in collaboration between Oxford University Press, the European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publications Foundation, and the European Association for Agricultural Economics, Q Open is an innovative new open-access journal, publishing applied research across agricultural, climate, environmental, food, resource, and rural development economics. The title is inspired by the Q category of the Journal of Economic Literature’s subject classification system.
Q Open’s editors are Iain Fraser, Erwin Bulte, Vincenzina Caputo, Phoebe Koundouri, and David Lewis, and they are dedicated to rigorous and fast peer-review, aiming to provide a first decision within 4-6 weeks. To help achieve this, authors have the option to share reports from a previous submission.
Q Open’s peer-review model is based on a sound-science approach, with scientific rigour the primary consideration, and the editors’ subjective evaluation of relevance, importance, and novelty minimized.
Please consider Q Open as an outlet for your future papers.  Find out more at:; submit at:
Martin Green, Oxford University Press
Krijn Poppe, European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publications Foundation

6to Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria and IAAE-Inter-Conference Symposium

We regret to inform you that in response to the uncertainty imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the 6to Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria and IAAE-Inter-Conference Symposium to the week of November 8th, 2021 still in beautiful Montevideo, Uruguay. The organizers wish all of you the best during this troubled times and we look forward to seeing everyone in Montevideo on November 2021.

Announcing the Online Agricultural and Resource Economics Seminar

The seminar is held on Wednesdays at 11 am Central US time. If you would like to register, join the OARES listserv here, and make sure to sign up with your institutional address. The OARES website includes a schedule of forthcoming talks as well.

The Climate Solutions Community
Paths to Texas Zero GHG Emissions: Electricity, Transportation and Industry

August 22, 2020
The Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston (ECH), and Climate Solutions for Texas, a local initiative of The Climate Solutions Community of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, invite you to a Climate Solutions Symposium.
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2020 The 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (4th ICAFS2020)

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to participate the 2020 The 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (4th ICAFS 2020) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey during October 28-30, 2020. For more details, please visit
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Anti-Harassment and Code of Conduct Policy

AAEA is committed to the fair, ethical treatment of all of its members and all other individuals participating in AAEA activities or activities connected with, or related to, AAEA activities, while providing an atmosphere that promotes a variety of research, teaching and extension/outreach activities. The AAEA has zero tolerance for, and prohibits any type of, discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, within the organization, at professional meetings, in the field, or anywhere professional activities are conducted under the aegis of the AAEA. View the Policy.