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.

UMN faculty use social capital to measure food insecurity among Somali Americans

November 3, 2023

Harshada Karnik, researcher at the Center for Public Health Systems, is working to understand factors impacting food insecurity among Somali American communities. Hikaru Peterson, Karnik’s mentor, said she hopes this research process will help identify new efforts in the community. 

Beijing wants to measure the values of ecosystems

October 24, 2023

Stephen Polasky, a member of the National Academy of Sciences in the US who attended the symposium, presented the latest developments in the sector and praised Beijing's efforts in GEP accounting and management.

Congratulations, Bob Craven! 2023 Blanchfield Award Recipient

September 26, 2023

Bob Craven, former director and now Associate Director of CFFM, is the recipient of the ABA Blanchfield Award.