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May 2023, Issue 10

AAEA Deadlines    

May 20, 2023: Earl O. Heady Sciences Spreadsheet Competition

May 20, 2023: Student Paper Competition

May 24, 2023: AAEA Invited Paper Sessions at 2024 ASSA Annual Meeting Submissions

May 25, 2023: Domestic and International Travel Grants

May 25, 2023: Applications for Editor of AEPP

June 7, 2023: 2023 Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration

June 16, 2023: AEM-GSS Case Study Competition Registration

July 10, 2023: Outstanding Chapter Competition

July 10, 2023: Creative Club Competition



Register for 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting

Membership Type Early Bird
on or before June 7
June 8 - July 7
July 8 or after
Member Non-member Member Non-member Member Non-member
Professional $475 $630 $550 $700 $625 $775
Senior $365 $485 $440 $560 $515 $635
Graduate Student $105 $290 $140 $325 $180 $370
Guests $60 $60 $60

*Guests include any interested party not professionally in or a student of the fields of agricultural or applied economics, or a related discipline. Guest fees include the welcome reception, plenary sessions, and all concurrent sessions (Guests under the age of 16 are free, and don’t need to register).

*Cancellation: Cancellations of meeting registrations are subject to a $50 processing fee. After the "Advanced" Registration deadline, no refunds will be given for meeting registrations or special event tickets. To cancel your Annual Meeting registration and/or special event tickets, contact the AAEA Business Office at (414) 918-3190 or Website: If AAEA cancels the meeting any paid meeting registration fees will be fully refunded.

Call for Applications
Travel Grants for Early Career Professionals and Graduate Students

The AAEA Trust seeks applications for Early Career Professional and Graduate Student Travel Grants. These grants defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from July 23–25. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on the number of applications received. AAEA Trust Travel Grants (if awarded) are generally not large enough to offset all travel and lodging costs, but are instead meant to supplement institutional support.
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Call for Applications
AAEA Annual Meeting International Travel Grants

The AAEA Trust seeks applications for AAEA Annual Meeting International Travel Grants. These grants defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from July 23–25. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on the number of applications received. AAEA Trust Travel Grants (if awarded) are generally not large enough to offset all travel and lodging costs and will likely cover less than half of international travel costs.
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Preview of AAEA 2023 Annual Meeting Ticketed Events

Registration is NOW OPEN!; Registration is required for all workshops and luncheons. Additional details for each workshop a luncheon are coming soon.

Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Event Time Registration Fee
PC11 BEER Section Industry Engagement Tour 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm $100
PC12 Numerical Methods in Agricultural Economics 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  $50
PC13 US Agricultural and environmental policy 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $55, GSS/ECP $25
Lunch Provided
PC14 Workshop on NIFA’s Agricultural Economics and Rural
Communities Awarded Projects
8:30 am – 5:00 pm $35
PC15    Understanding and utilizing USDA’s ERS  9:00 am – 12:00 pm $15
PC16    Conferencing Like a Pro: Strategies for a Successful Conference Experience
(See Workshop website for stipend details and application)
4:00 pm-7:00 pm $20
$200 Stipend available to GSS and ECP
PC51    Extension Section Agricultural Tour 8:00 am – 5:00 pm $100
PC52    Publishing Applied Economic Research on Health and Nutrition
Lunch Provided
(See Workshop website for stipend details and application)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm $55, GSS/ECP $30
$300 Stipend available to GSS, ESP and WMHU
PC53    Bayesian Econometrics and Machine
7:30 am – 5:00 pm $40

Speaker Series Luncheons

  SP31 - Extension Section Speaker & Luncheon  11:30 am – 1:00 pm  $74
SP32 - COSBAE and CWAE Speaker Series & Luncheon
Featured Speaker: Dr. Dewayne Goldman
“Equity Efforts at USDA”
11:30 am – 1:00 pm $74
TUESDAY, July 25
SP33     AERE and Land, Water and Environmental Economics (ENV) Section Luncheon
Featured Speaker: Dr. Seth Meyer
11:30 am - 1:00 pm $70

Register for the 2023 AAEA Employment Center

AAEA invites and encourages you to register for the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting Employment Center, taking place July 23-25 in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for employers to connect with potential candidates.

Employers who register may post open positions on the AAEA Job Board, view resumes of applicants who are participating in the Employment Center, and they may also utilize a table in the Annual Meeting Employment Center to conduct in-person interviews with applicants.

Applicant registration is FREE. Please note: Applicants must be registered for the Annual Meeting in order to participate in the Employment Center.

For more information, please visit the online Employment Center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jessica Weister. We hope to see you in Washington, DC! Register Online.

Announcing the 2023 Extension Competition for Graduate Students
2023 AAEA Annual Meeting

The AAEA Extension Competition for Graduate Students provides an opportunity to develop and/or get feedback on programs that communicate research and practical information to Extension (usually non-economist) audiences.  Entries can be based upon graduate student research for a thesis, dissertation, or other academic work. The competition is sponsored by the Extension and Graduate Student Sections.
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2023 AEM-GSS Case Study Competition

The Agribusiness Economics and Management (AEM) – Graduate Student Section (GSS) Case Study Competition allows graduate students to test their communication skills and their ability to apply their knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness to practical situations.
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Undergraduate Student Section 2023 Competitions

  • Earl O. Heady Decision Sciences Spreadsheet Competition
  • Student Paper Competition
  • Outstanding Chapter Competition
  • Creative Club Competition

Read more about each competition here:

Register for the 2023 Academic Bowl

Each year, SS-AAEA sponsors an academic bowl competition for undergraduate students at the AAEA Annual Meeting. Students compete on teams of three, which are affiliated with their school. The finals of the competition are held immediately preceding the AAEA Awards Ceremony, with an audience of all meeting attendees. The winning team receives $500.
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Call for Applications
Editorship of the Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy

The AAEA Executive Board invites ap­plications for one editor for Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) to serve from 2024 through 2026.  This call for applications is for an editor to manage Submitted Articles which contain original research results addressing real-world problems with sound research approaches and/or have strong policy relevance within the subject matter of the journal.   The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, will be considered in the selection process. The AAEA is particularly interested in candidates who will bring ideas and innovations for helping AEPP to further its mission. Applica­tions should be sent electronically via PDF to Kristen McGuire, Executive Director, at by May 25, 2023.
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Call for submissions: AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2024 ASSA Annual Meeting

President-Elect Rudy Nayga is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2024 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, January 5-7, 2024. 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.
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Call for Special Issue - Fields of Discord: Understanding the Intersection of Geopolitics and Agriculture

The relationship between geopolitics and agriculture is increasingly important as the world faces numerous challenges related to food security, climate change, and economic development. In addition, the competition for resources and the global interconnectedness of markets and economies make the relationship between geopolitics and agriculture complex and multifaceted. The special issue in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy will bring together academic scholarship to explore the intersection of geopolitics and agriculture. Selected papers will discuss the challenges and opportunities this complex relationship presents, including the potential for conflict and tension arising from competing interests and priorities considering economic, social, and environmental aspects. The special issue will examine how agricultural practices intersect with global politics, from land use and resource management to trade policies and food security. Submission deadline of September 30, 2023
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Government Relations & Washington Update

May 2023

CBO Releases Updated Baseline Projections
On May 12th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its publication “An Update to the Budget Outlook: 2023 to 2033.”  CBO regularly publishes reports that present projections of what the federal budget would look like in the current year and over the next 10 years if existing laws governing taxes and spending generally remained unchanged. CBO’s current projections show a federal budget deficit of $1.5 trillion for 2023—which is $0.1 trillion more than the agency estimated in February. In the agency’s updated projections, annual deficits nearly double over the next decade, reaching $2.7 trillion in 2033. In addition to the overall baseline projections, CBO also publishes detailed information underlying its 10-year budget projections for selected programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and mandatory farm programs that are important for Congress as it considers the costs and options for reauthorization of the next Farm Bill.  
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Other News

2023 Symposia “Fields of Discord: Understanding the Intersection of Geopolitics and Agriculture”

June 26, 2023 | Virtual
The IATRC is organizing a one-day summer symposium on Monday, June 26, 2023.  This event will be delivered online and is free and open to the public.  The symposium aims to explore the complex relationship between geopolitics and agriculture, highlighting the potential for conflict and tension that arises from competing interests and priorities. This virtual summer symposium aims to bring together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to explore the intersection of geopolitics and agriculture.
Call for Papers – deadline May 29, 2023
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68th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society

Date: February 6-9, 2024
Venue: Australian National University Campus, Canberra, Australia

Description: Theme: Grand Challenges at the Frontier of Applied Economics
The Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) is the pre-eminent organisation promoting applied economics research and policy engagement in agricultural and resources industries including, agribusiness, food systems, and the environment. Our journal, the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AJARE) publishes original, high-quality, and interdisciplinary research and policy analysis pertaining to agriculture, the environment and natural resources.
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Request for Applications; National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board, Citrus Disease Subcommittee (CDS), National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC), Specialty Crop Committee (SCC), and Pollinator Subcommittee (PS)

In accordance to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, the Research, Education, and Economics (REE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the opening of the solicitation for applications to fill vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board and its committees and subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2024 and any vacancies that may occur in this current fiscal year (FY23)—from the date of this notice to September 30, 2023: Citrus Disease Subcommittee (CDS), National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC), Specialty Crop Committee (SCC), and Pollinator Subcommittee (PS).
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Graduate Advising in Agricultural and Applied Economics Departments: Effects of the Student-Advisor Relationship

"Researchers Glynn Tonsor, Brian Coffey, and Justin Bina (Kansas State University) are seeking to quantify the impact of the graduate student-advisor relationship on student performance outcomes and faculty advising engagement. As part of that research effort, they are asking graduate students and faculty across the country's agricultural economics departments to participate in a brief online survey.

Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the provided online survey. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Questions about the survey or research project can be addressed to Glynn Tonsor ( or Justin Bina (

The Qualtrics link is :  

Distributional Impacts of Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector

Chicago, IL – November 16-17, 2023

Climate change affects all aspects of the agricultural sector, from technology and input choices, to the wages and welfare of workers, to the prices consumers pay for food and agricultural products. To promote research on the distributional impacts of climate change, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), with the generous support of the Economic Research Service at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), will convene a research conference in Chicago on November 16-17, 2023.  The conference will be organized by Ellen Bruno and Meredith Fowlie of the University of California, Berkeley, and Danae Hernandez-Cortes of Arizona State University.
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Water Economics and Policy Journal: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Economic Impact of Climate Change on the Water Sector in MENA and Northern Mediterranean Countries

Climate change in MENA countries as well as Northern Mediterranean countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Southern France) has already made an evident impact affecting rain-fed agriculture as well as surface water reservoirs, aquifers’ natural recharge and cities. Crop varieties and tree species currently under cultivation in the Southern Mediterranean would progressively be appropriate in the North Mediterranean farming systems for adaptation. Rain is becoming more sporadic and more intensive with fewer number of rainy days, higher temperatures and longer summer months, leading to crop area shrinkage and increased need for water desalination. Hence, the increased water scarcity is affecting all the economic sectors (agriculture, water utilities, industry, tourism and the environment) and driving a higher demand for water, including for adaptation purposes. Domestic urban and rural water are under increased stress/variability and water service failures/interruptions are becoming more frequent causing social discontent. Although quantitative technical-physical climate impacts are quite abundant, the lack of economic value tags attached to such studies makes them less valuable for policy consideration and undertaking the necessary shifts and adaptations. Previous economic impact studies based their adaptation measures on deficit irrigation for instance, however data is showing that aquifers are under high stress and cannot be used for such a purpose. Similarly, surface water reservoirs’ storage capacity is negatively affected by siltation caused by the more torrential sporadic intensive rains reducing the supply of water and increasing the supply uncertainty. This special issue of Water Economics and Policy aims to bridge this gap.
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Special Issue in Food Policy: Transforming Global Agri-Food Value Chains

This special issue of Food Policy invites research papers that contribute to our understanding of the complex relationships between agri-food value chains, trade, domestic and international policies, and global value chains (GVCs). Recent socioeconomic and political events (e.g., COVID-19, Russia-Ukraine War) challenge conventional wisdom regarding the structure and importance of agri-food GVCs, raising the need for new research. The transformation of agri-food GVCs is necessary for addressing some of the global challenges identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We encourage studies that address various aspects of the issues facing agri-food GVCs and their impact on various socioeconomic outcomes, such as food safety, consumer nutrition and health, employment and wages, and technology spillovers. We welcome submissions based on diverse approaches and methods (e.g., empirical and qualitative analyses, simulation models, case studies, and systematic reviews). We welcome submissions from various relevant disciplines, including applied economics, food systems science, transportation sciences, and other sciences, provided the studies are accessible to scientists from different disciplines.
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