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Hair of the Dog

Posted on March 16th, 2020

Dr. Silvia Secchi wrote most of this; I added a dash of bitters here and there. The post expands on the interview Dr. Secchi gave to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, which can be found here: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/815546846/the-biofuel-requirement-of-american-gasoline-hits-a-roadblock The Iowa congressional delegation and many agricultural economists have been arguing over the small refineries exemption, which reduces the […]

Drain Brain

Posted on October 14th, 2019

Note: This essay was co-written with my colleague Professor Silvia Secchi. Some people read these essays and say I (CJ) don’t offer solutions. I disagree with this: apply nutrients at recommended rates, accurately take credit for manure nutrients, don’t apply manure to snow, plant stream buffers, quit cropping in the 2-year floodplain, and so forth. […]

Market Dis(equilibrium)

Posted on August 5th, 2019

Authored by Professor Silvia Secchi In her 2006 address to the Applied Agricultural Economics Association, Kitty Smith, who was then Associate Administrator at USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), said that most conservation programs’ “priorities are agriculture-centric. They are based on what the producers of the agri-environmental benefits can supply, rather than what is necessarily demanded […]

Crunching Numbers: Iowa Nutrient Strategy Progress

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Authored by Professor Silvia Secchi Buongiorno! I am one of Dr. Jones’ colleagues at UIowa. Dr. Jones graciously agreed to let me guest blog to give you my thoughts on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked twelve Mississippi river states to develop the strategies as a means to address […]