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MSU and Partners Develop COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guides

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Beaumont Tower with the MSU Library in the background.

The COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on Michigan’s local governments, and the fiscal implications — including emergency spending, revenue losses and budget cuts — are already…

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Ask the Expert: Should We Fear a Food Shortage?

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Fruit and Vegetables on a wood counter

Trey Malone, assistant professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, answers questions about the report of meat shortages as a result of…

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Researchers Earn Grant to Study Fungus that Causes Liver Cancer

Monday, May 4, 2020
soybean and corn fields

Felicia Wu, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, and David Hennessy, Elton R. Smith Chair in…

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MSU Faculty Member Talks About Food Safety and COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Picture of the produce isle, including watermelons an other fruits and vegetables.

Felicia Wu is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Food Safety, Toxicology and Risk Assessment in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. The following is an interview…

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MSU Affiliates Elected to Board of U.S. Society for Ecological Economics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Michigan State University faculty members and students from the Department of Community Sustainability and the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics have been elected to the United…

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$11M USAID Grant to Help Developing Nations Improve Food Security Policymaking

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
MSU earns $11 million USAID grant to help developing nations improve food security policymaking

The Michigan State University (MSU) Food Security Group (FSG), based in the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), has received an $11 million grant from the United States…

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MSU to Partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to Support Advancement

Thursday, May 23, 2019
MSU to partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to support advancement

Michigan State University is joining other leading agricultural institutions in the U.S. and Egypt to help establish the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture, or COEA, in Cairo….

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Craft Beer Industry Provides Economic Impact for Michigan

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Craft Beer Industry Provides Michigan with Economic Growth

Michigan State University has published a first-of-its-kind study, published in the journal Beverages, that shows the respectable economic impact of burgeoning beer and craft beers’ entire value chain…

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MSU Awarded $7.8M for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi

Monday, April 22, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

Michigan State University researchers received a $7.8 million grant from the Agricultural Transformation Initiative to build an independent policy research institute in Malawi dedicated to improving the livelihoods…

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Chinese and American Consumers Want More Trade, Skeptical of Policies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Containers on a shipping dock

Although 80% of Chinese consumers believe more trade to be better for their economy, only 62% find trade with the United States to be favorable. This discrepancy, found…

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