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Families shelling out more for eggs at the grocery store

March 12, 2024

Michael Boland, an agricultural economics professor at the University of Minnesota, explains the price increase.


Minnesota posts $3.7 billion budget surplus, with financial pressure on the horizon

February 29, 2024

State Economist Laura Kalambokidis said the state’s outlook is positive but international conflicts, changes in inflation and potential lags in a federal budget could alter the trajectory. 


University of Minnesota fields comments on plan to return Cloquet Forestry Center lands to Fond du Lac band

February 14, 2024

The University of Minnesota plans to return land and the Cloquet Forestry Center to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The tribe and school are working on an agreement to facilitate ongoing forestry research. 


New view of Minnesota's ag markets revealed through 3-year project

January 2, 2024

“Data from our survey and outreach help tell a more holistic story of the experiences of small and medium-sized farmers in Minnesota and how to effectively support them in a structured way for the first time,” said lead researcher Hikaru Peterson.


Artistic swimmer Parliament makes a big splash

December 28, 2023

Among senior swimmers, St. Anthony Park resident Claudia Kutzler Parliament is an elite competitor. Parliament is a retired professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota.


Minnesota projects $2.4 billion budget surplus, but spending it could lead to deficit

December 6, 2023

Management and Budget Commissioner Erin Campbell and Minnesota State Economist Laura Kalambokidis spoke about the budget surplus Wednesday in St. Paul.


Biden Admin Could Raise Food Prices, Wreak Environmental Havoc With ‘Sustainable’ Jet Fuel Subsidies

December 3, 2023

Reliance on corn-based ethanol aviation fuel “is not going to do much for global warming, but it will do quite a lot to benefit the renewable fuel industry and it will also indirectly benefit corn prices,” Prof. C. Ford Runge, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.


Biden pardons ‘Liberty’ and ‘Bell’ from the Thanksgiving dinner table

November 21, 2023

This is the first year U of M was chosen to house the National Thanksgiving Turkey. “Turkey production has long been a fundamental part of Minnesota agriculture and is important to providing high quality protein to consumers all over the world,” said Brian Buhr, dean of CFANS. 


Food for thought: Clash between engineered and biological food systems creates challenges, waste

November 7, 2023

Food system infrastructure is strong, yet flaws exist. Historically, the World Wars are a driver for why the current food system is the way it is, University of Minnesota professor of applied economics Hikaru Peterson said.