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Inflation heats up: Checking in with ag economics experts

With record-breaking inflation numbers coming out of the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the National Potato Council’s Eye on Potatoes podcast checked in with University of Idaho Assistant Professors Pat Hatzenbuehler and Liang “Jimmy” Lu for an update on the economic environment, supply chain issues, and geopolitical challenges increasing production costs for members of the potato supply chain, and reflect on the forecasts they provided attendees at Potato Expo 2022 in January.


  • Pat Hatzenbuehler is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Crops Economics at the University of Idaho. Pat performs evidence-based research and extension work on agricultural commodity markets with a focus on market structure and conditions for crops grown in Idaho.
  •  Liang “Jimmy” Lu is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Idaho. Jimmy studies agricultural supply chains, agri-food e-commerce, and big data.

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Source: NPC | Eye on Potatoes

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