1. K-State home
  2. »Agriculture
  3. »Agricultural Economics
  4. »News and events
  5. »News

Department of Agricultural Economics

 Agricultural Economics News

Welcome to the News section for the Agricultural Economics Department. This section includes news updates, The Exchange Magazine, Exchange e-Newsletter, and ways to keep up with the latest activities through social media and other outlets.

Current News

Leakage and soy supply-chain deforestation efforts in Brazil: Efforts to reduce deforestation in Brazil have expanded as companies sourcing soybeans and other crops have implemented sustainable farming practice requirements along their supply chains. Dr. Nelson Villoria, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, along with colleagues, Rachael Garrett (ETH Zurich & Cambridge), Kim Carlson (New York University), and Florian Gollnow (ETH Zurich), recently released authored an article published in Nature Communications addressing whether these efforts create leakage that offsets the overall benefits of deforestation.