Webinar: Unraveling Uncertainty in Agricultural Markets with Data
Agricultural commodity markets are driven by products and information. Today, the nation's data and statistical agencies face unprecedented pressure to assess their data products and reduce costs. As a result, there has been suspension, aggregation, and even in some cases, an elimination of data and statistical assessments critical for alleviating market volatility and uncertainties. The expert speakers discussed the role of federal data sources in agricultural commodity markets - including dairy, livestock, and major grain and oilseed crops.
Moderator and Speaker Presentations
Katherine Smith, Executive Director, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics
See Katherine's introduction here.
Steve Meyer, President, Paragon Economics
See Steve's presentation here.
Andrew Novakovic, E. V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University
See Andrew's presentation here.
Samuel Funk, Chief Economist, United Soybean Board
See Samuel's presentation here.
One-page Summary of Event
The one page summary is available here.
- Implications of Cuts in USDA Dairy Data: A Conversation with Dairy Industry Economist Thomas Wegner by Andrew M. Novakovic
- Federal Statistics for Applied Economists by Katherine R. Smith
- Why We Need Federal Statistical Data for States and Counties by Mark D. Partridge, Stephan J. Goetz, and Maureen R. Kilkenny
- Lack of Information Is the Root of U.S. Foodborne Illness Risk by Tanya Roberts
- Agricultural Conservation & Environmental Programs: The Challenge of Data-Driven Conservation by Otto C. Doering, Douglas J. Lawrence, and J. Douglas Helms
This event is organized by the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and cosponsored by the American Statistical Association; Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations; Association of Public Data Users; Consortium of Social Science Associations; Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics; and National Association for Business Economics.
*Bolded co-sponsors were also co-coordinators.