Today Anton Bekkerman interviews and helps listeners get to know Dr. Joe Janzen, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University and a regular contributor to the AgEconMT.com outreach website.
Joe talks about how his production agriculture background has contributed to his interest in studying commodity pricing and the dynamics of commodity markets. He discusses several of his more recent projects that consider the entry of major wheat exporters in the world market and how those changes are affecting global wheat markets. Joe then offers some insights on a newer work and ideas that he is excited to work on in the upcoming months. He discusses his focus on identifying and pushing further product differentiation in grain markets in order to advance northern Grain Plains farmers’ profitability.
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(Intro and outro music by Trevor Sensor)