March Madness 2017: Agricultural Issues Edition


It’s March Madness season and you can never have too many brackets to fill out. Here at AgEconMT, we want to see what you—our readers—think will be the top issue to define the 2017 agricultural landscape.

Thanks for voting! Big winner: Trade retaliations!

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About Author

Dr. Anton Bekkerman is a former associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. He currently serves as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Bekkerman's primary areas of research are grain marketing, basis and price forecast modeling, understanding how grain prices are affected by changes in supply chain infrastructures and quality demands, and analyzing the economic trade-offs of adopting alternative dryland cropping systems in Montana. Although Bekkerman grew up on the east coast, he had made a small step toward production agricultural after ranching a flock of six backyard chickens.