Trump’s immigration ‘compromise’ ignores basic economics

Maria Lorena Cook, a professor of comparative labor at Cornell University’s ILR school and author of several books on labor movements in Latin America and unauthorized migration, argues the Trump administration’s immigration policy must include a legal pathway for millions of workers whose labor has become central to agriculture, construction, hospitality and services sectors. Cook […]

2017 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, Jan. 24

WHAT:          Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annualAgricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan. 24., at 8:30 a.m. WHERE:        B25 Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu ITHACA, N.Y. – […]

Cornell experts applaud House passing GMO labeling bill which President is expected to sign

David Just and Harry Kaiser are both professors in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, part of the College of Business. Just is a professor of behavioral economics who has testified on Capitol Hill about agricultural biotechnology and engaged with the media on the need to avoid injecting unnecessary alarm into GMO […]

Edward McLaughlin named interim dean of Cornell’s Dyson School

ITHACA, N.Y. – Edward McLaughlin, a distinguished expert in the efficiency of food distribution systems, will become the interim David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management starting July 1, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 21. A faculty member since 1983, McLaughlin is senior associate director of the […]

Ag Dean: Cuomo planting right seeds for continued growth in NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday included a number of new initiatives designed to promote agriculture and food quality – and through them the economic vitality – of New York State. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, praised […]

Southern Tier $500M economic award a boon for agriculture and region

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council has won $500 million over the next five years in New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced today. Cornell will be involved in about $100 million worth of key projects funded by the grant. The Southern Tier was one of three state […]

Cornell, Ithaca College offer masters program in ag education

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University and Ithaca College will offer a new Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program to help meet growing demand for qualified agricultural educators. Students in the graduate program will earn a degree in agriculture education from Ithaca College in collaboration with Cornell Connect, a program of the College of Agriculture […]

2015 Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference, Dec. 9

WHAT:          Cornell University’s 2015 Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference WHEN:          Dec. 9, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE:        Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu.   ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied […]

New alfalfa variety resists ravenous local pest

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University plant breeders have released a new alfalfa variety with some resistance against the alfalfa snout beetle, which has ravaged alfalfa fields in nine northern New York counties and across the St. Lawrence River in Canada. There are no other known alfalfa snout beetle infestations in North America, but the pesky […]

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

ITHACA, N.Y. – Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ineffective. Cornell research shows that the combination of natural enemies, such as ladybeetles, with Bt crops delays a pest’s ability to […]