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Professor Sandro Steinbach and Professor Colin Carter from the University of California Davis are creating tools that measure the effects retaliatory trade policies on U.S. agricultural exports. The researchers received a $485,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study more than 8,000 impacted commodities.


Got Allergies?  Have a beetle!  Professor Sandro Steinbach co-lead a multidisciplinary team that  measured the healthcare costs of common ragweed’s European invasion, and the countervailing impact of a second invasive species – the leaf beetle.  “Assessing the human health impacts of invasive alien species is a difficult task; it requires collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, including plant and insect ecology, aerobiology, medicine, and economics.” says Steinbach.  Read more about this story in UConn Today.


Professor Sandro Steinbach finds that California’s wine, walnuts, oranges, and table grapes were the export commodities most affected by tariffs imposed as part of the US-China trade war. Since the beginning of the trade war, China has taken advantage of the opportunity to continue diversifying its agricultural supply chains. Read more about this topic.


Professor Nathan Fiala and PhD student Alicia Barriga publish results of their research that show ho mismanagement and inadequate infrastructure pose a significant problem for Ugandan farmers.


Professor Richard Dunn is interviewed by ABC News about his research on death rates and economic turndowns.


Professor Bob Pomeroy‘s work is combating illegal fishing to strengthen maritime security and environmental sustainability


The Zwick Center releases a new study that quantifies Connecticut green industry’s economic impact.


Dr. Sandro Steinbach receives funding to develop tools to understand trade war effects on agriculture industry.


The Zwick Center releases reports showing the impacts of Connecticut’s agricultural industries.


Kimberly Rollins appointed head of Agricultural and Resource Economics.