May 20, 2013:
Coffee with your Colleagues
An Overview of Rates of Return to Agricultural Research
May 16, 2013:
Seminar to Elucidate the Value of USDA Data.
February 15, 2013: C-FARE and the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) will host a webinar "Cleaning Up the Slime: Science and Substantiation.
February 11, 2013: International Commodity Price Volatility and Risks
February 8, 2013: Student Development Conference Call
January 2013 - The Economics of Federal Food Programs: Weighing the Costs and Benefits
December 2012: USDA Economists Group, C-FARE and AFIA seminar "Future Feed Patters for U.S. Livestock and Poultry"
July 2012: Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding
July 2012: The Conservation Crossroads in Agriculture
June 2012: "Using Figures to State the Facts: How the Agriculture Industry Uses Data"
June 2012: Rural Wealth Creation Webinar
May 2012: Nutrient Management & the Chesapeake Bay Experience: Economic and Environmental Considerations
April 2012: C-FARE Sponsored Dr. Kenkel as the National CFAR speaker addressing "American Agriculture Cooperates: Economics, Research and Structure of Farmer Owned Cooperatives"
March 2012: USDA Economists Group and C-FARE seminar "Farm Policy: History and Proposals for 2012"
"Regional Perspectives on Economic Forces Shaping Land Asset Values" A webinar hosted by AAEA Extension Section & C-FARE. December 13, 2011.
"Agricultural Cooperatives: Economics, Opportunities and Structure in a New Era of Food, Fiber and Fuel"
"Communicating the Cooperative Value Package" A webinar hosted by eXtension Cooperative Community of Practice & C–FARE. October 26, 2011.
What's at Stake? An Insight and Look at the Next Farm Bill
A webinar hosted by SAEA & C-FARE. October 11, 2011.
"Agency Information of Interest"
"Changing Behaviors, Changing Waistlines: Understanding Consumers' Mindset to Achieve a Healthy Weight"
July 13, 2011 Webinar
Sponsored by IFIC and C-FARE
"The Low-Down on Local Foods"
April 11, 2011 Webinar
Sponsored by IFIC and C-FARE
December 2, 2010
Webinar - "Water & Irrigated Agriculture: The Past, Present and Future"
October 5, 2010 Webinar – Wetlands Function and Response to Extreme Events
June 16, 2010 Briefing – "Climate Change and Agriculture: Food and Farming in a Changing Climate"
April 2010 – Economic white papers on important research areas. These white papers discuss the important and essential contributions of agricultural economists in these priority areas.
March 31, 2010 - C-FARE and NAAEA Webinar "Positioning the Applied Economic Profession in a New Era of Grants: A Review of How to be a Multi-Disciplinary Scientist to Gain Grant Funding"
C-FARE Review of NASS Prices Program
A Review of the USDA NASS Agricultural Prices Program: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century
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Errata sheet for documents printed prior to 11.04.09
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2009 Friend of C-FARE and Agricultural Economics Reception
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"Food Safety Risk Ranking and Cost Analysis Along the Domestic and International Supply Chains"
C-FARE and AAEA sponsored a web based educational program the economics of food safety.
"Agriculture in a
C-FARE, eXtension, and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) have released a free web-based resource focusing on the state of the agriculture economy.
"Environmental Markets: New Approaches for Natural Resources Management"
C-FARE sponsored a web based educational program for NRCS on environmental markets.
From Agriculture to Urban Ecosystems
C-FARE and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) have released a free
web-based resource focusing on the science and policy of ecosystem
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Outlook and Investigation on Climate
Change as it Relates to Agriculture and Natural Resources.
symposium will highlight articles from peer reviewed AAEA policy
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C-FARE Review of the Census of Agriculture
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The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
The Federation of Animal Science Societies
Cleaning Up the Slime: Science and Substantiation
Date: February 15, 2013
Time: 2:00 ET/1:00 CT/12:00 MT/11:00 PT
Misinformation in the public domain can have considerable negative effects on the US economy. Consequences are more calamitous in the current landscape of high unemployment rates and increases in the number of individuals at the poverty level. As a result of the misinformation regarding lean finely textured beef (LFTB), there was a loss of approximately 600 jobs, and adverse effects on the overall beef industry. Current estimates are that the story on “pink slime” potentially cost the US $400 million.
Lean finely textured beef, which is also referred to as “pink slime” has been included in ground beef used by grocery stores, restaurants, and USDA’s school lunch program for over a decade. This webinar will explore the rigorous scientific testing, food processing, and economics of LFTB.
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J. Ross Pruitt, Assistant Professor, Extension Livestock Economics, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Dr. Pruitt will address the LFTB’s impact in the beef and cattle markets, including discussion on reaction to stories on LFTB by the beef industry and USDA.
Chad Carr, Assistant Professor, Extension Meat Specialist, The University of Florida's Food Safety and Quality Program
Dr. Carr will address frequently asked questions about the food safety and quality of lean, finely-textured beef.
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Please RSVP by February 14 here: http://fass2.webex.com
For further information we encourage you to visit:
Facts and Frequently Asked Questions About Lean, Finely-Textured Beef1
Cleaning Up the Slime: Marketing, Uncertainty, and Risk in the 24 Hour