The Study of Meatpacking and its  Complexity. Market to Market, Iowa-PBS podcast (April 18, 2022).

USDA to fund far-ranging study of meatpacking resilience. Nebraska Today (April 5, 2022) Also reported in Meat+Poultry, MeatingPlace, and Supermarket Perimeter.

UNL Agriculture Economist to Study Meat Packing Industry. Interview with WNAX Radio (April 5, 2022)

A beef 'bigs': What rethink of competition starts with the meat industry. The Christian Science Monitor (February 18, 2022). Interviewed by Laurent Belsie.


Biden's $1 billion bet to make beef cheaper: When will prices fall? CNN Business (January 4, 2021)

Nebraska study links crop insurance premium subsidies to fewer, larger farms. Sucessful Farming  (December 3, 2021)

Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies Influence on Family Farms. Cornhusker Economics (October 27, 2021)

The Eye of the Storm. The MeatingPlace (September 21, 2021, pp. 24-43).  Interviewed by Tom Johnston


New summer course opportunities at UNL, some address the COVID-19 pandemic. The Daily Nebraskan (May 22, 2020)

Economics of Meatpacking. Market Journal TV Program (Episode 921, May 29, 2020)

How the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of the meat industry's vulnerabilities. MeatingPlace (May 2020)


Who's right, the Beef Board or R-CALF? Both are - almost. Beef Magazine (February 20, 2019)

Economists study consumer preference for locally produced milk. Naturally@UConn (January 29, 2019)

How much more would that burger cost after a greenhouse tax. Beef Magazine (January 16, 2019)


Trade Disputes seen as the 'new normal'. Norfolk Daily News (August 15, 2018)


Premiums Associated with Community Supported Agriculture AttributesCornhusker Economics (September, 13, 2017)


Study shows benefits of 'livestock friendly' designationNebraska Today (August 28, 2016). Also featured in the Lincoln Journal Star (Sept 2, 2016), Nebraska Farmer (Sept 6, 2016), the weekly Market Journal TV program, and The Fence Post (October, 20, 2016).


How Much Do Beef Imports Affect Wholesale Beef Prices? Beef Magazine (October 22, 2015)

How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calories. Washington Post, July 27, 21015.

How we can lose weight without cutting calories. Omaha World Herald (July 28, 2015)

"Consuming calories like other cultures could cut the fat from you fanny." Lincoln Journal Star (July 29, 2015)


Does Environmental Regulation Hinder Hog Production Expansion? The Answer is More Complicated than the Question" Cornhusker Economics (September 9, 2014).  Featured on UNL TODAY as Environmental Regulation May Have Helped Small Hog Farms Endure (November 19, 2014)

Is Imported Beef a Complement or a Substitute for Domestic BeefCornhusker Economics (September, 30, 2014)

Diet and Health Care CostCornhusker Economics (August 6, 2014)

Commodity Taxation.  Interview at the OPC Policy Center, Rabat, Morocco (April 28, 2014)

Putting Your Car Where Your Mouth Is: Diets and Carbon EmissionsCornhusker Economics (April 23, 2014)


China's Changing Diet: A Mixed Blessing?  Cornhusker Economics (October 16, 2013).  Featured in the Omaha World Herald (October 29, 2013). Also featured on Market Journal TV program China's Ag Demand (November 1, 2013)

Biofuel Policy and Drought Impacts on the U.S. Grain and Livestock Markets. Cornhusker Economics (September 11, 2013).  Featured on Market Journal TV program  2012 Drought Impact, (October 11, 2013). 


Energy Consumption in the U.S. Food System. Cornhusker Economics (October 31, 2012)