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Unexpected impacts of U.S. conflict minerals legislation

Just before the winter holidays, Nick Parker, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, was interviewed not once, but twice on BBC World News’ Newsday program. The topic of conversation was related to Parker’s research on a provision that was designed to curb the violence caused by conflict minerals.

Mali: Helping women farm

Women in many industrialized countries are all too familiar with the "second shift"—the domestic duties they still perform disproportionately (compared with their husbands) once their formal workday is over. That phenomenon is also key to understanding women’s work productivity in a developing country like Mali, according to studies led by Jeremy Foltz

State Economy Faces Trouble

With relatively few college-educated people moving here and an economy that is generating large numbers of lower-skill jobs, Wisconsin faces a challenging future, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Extension and UW-Madison argue in a new report.
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2017 Wisconsin Agriculture Outlook Forum Thursday January 19

Featuring both academic and business leaders, the program begins with the status of Wisconsin’s farm economy, production of Wisconsin’s major commodities, and expectations for the year ahead. Topics will include farm income, farm inputs and credit, dairy, corn and soybeans. Two expert panels will address current trends and future challenges for businesses in the agricultural sector; and the successes and challenges in agricultural innovation in Wisconsin, with a focus on seeds, meat and fermentation.

Visit: agoutlook.cals.wisc.edu for details and to register.


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