October 2017

Dr. Victoria Salin and Master of Agribusiness Student Tracy Obi had the wonderful opportunity to meet Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate at the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines, Iowa. Congratulations to Dr. Adesina!

To find out more about Dr. Adesina and the World Food Prize click here.


August 2017

In August, Dr. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Leader of the Africa-wide Aflasafe at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, gave his presentation (hosted by AFCERC) on "Safer Crops, Better Health, and Higher Income: Ground-Truths from Development to Scaling-Up of Aflatoxin Biocontrol in Africa."  Very interesting work!


June 2017

Dr. Victoria Salin awarded the 2017 IFAMA Fellow Award!

This year at the 2017 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association's (IFAMA) World Conference, Dr. Victoria Salin received the 2017 IFAMA Fellow Award. "The designation of Fellow is awarded to active supporters of the Association for outstanding contribution to food and agribusiness management..." (www.ifama.org/Members).

Congratulations to Dr. Salin on her accomplishment!


March/April 2017

AAEA Member in the News - Dr. Gary W. Williams

Recently, Dr. Williams, was highlighted in the March edition of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association's Member in the News. Take a look here!

Testifying to Congress and the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

Dr. Gary W. Williams, along with a number of experts in the agricultural industry, testified before the House Agriculture Committee in February to discuss the nature of international market development programs administered by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.


Feedstuffs - "Export promotion programs pay dividends"

This Feedstuffs article is based on the February 2017 House Agriculture, subcommittee on livestock and foreign agriculture hearing.

Press Releases related to the Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs Report:

U.S. Wheat Associates - Report

KTIC - "New study shows higher return on investment from overseas market development programs"

The Cattle Site - "Value of USDA Export Market Development Programmes Examined"


February 2017

Avocados: Healthly for You and the U.S. Economy

In Volume 29 - Issue 2, the Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing released the publication "The National Economic Benefits of Food Imports: The Case of U.S. Imports of Hass Avocados From Mexico," written by Dr. Gary W. Williams, Dr. Oral Capps, Jr., and Mr. Daniel Hanselka. This study conducted an economic impact analysis of the benefits of U.S. imports from Mexico and how that affects the U.S. economy.


Ag Exports Count - "Developing New Markets Around the World"

This article is based on the 2016 econometric study of export demand commissioned by USDA Foreign Agricultural Services and conducted by Information Economics, working with Texas A&M University and Oregon State University economists, including Dr. Gary W. Williams.


October 2016

Master of Agribusiness Program Top Ranked!

The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program in the Department of Agricultural Economics, lead by Director Victoria Salin, was ranked by Eduniversal as the #7 worldwide and the #2 U.S. Best Masters Agribusiness program. Congratulations!


September 2016

Congratulations are in order for Co-Director, Dr. Victoria Salin!

Dr. Salin was selected to receive a 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University. This prestigious award is given to outstanding members of TAMU's faculty and staff for their commitment, performance, and positive impact. Congratuations, Dr. Salin!


"Examining Vegetable Plate Waste in Elementary Schools by Diversity and Grade" authored by Oral Capps, Jr., Ariun Ishdorj, Peter S. Murano, and Maureen Storey was published in Health Behavior and Policy Review (Volume 3, Number 5). To access the journal article click here.


July 2016

Report released on the Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs

This study, conducted by Dr. Gary W. Williams, Texas A&M University; Dr. Jeffrey J. Reimer, Oregon State University; Dr. Rebekka M. Dudensing, Texas A&M Unversity; Dr. Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M University; Dr. Harry Kaiser, Cornell University; and Joseph Somers, Vice President, Informa Economics, IEG, evaluated the impacts of the United States Department of Agriculture's Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program using guidelines contained in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-94.

Press Releases related to this study include:

USDA Export Market Development Programs: MAP and FMD Partner for Economic Growth

1C Export Market Development Programs Increase Farm Income and Jobs

U.S. Wheat Farmers Participate in USDA Export Promotion Programs that Boost U.S. Farm Export Value by 15 Percent, Create Thousands of Jobs







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