Collated List of Articles

I post Ag Data News articles every Wednesday.  At least, Wednesday is my goal. Sometimes, other work gets in the way and I'm a day or two late. Here's a convenient list of past articles based on whether they include R code, use data from our apps, address the effects of events or policies, or were written in my ARE 231 class.

Egg Prices are Still High, Especially in California

A typical household spends only a few dollars per week on eggs, but seemingly everyone has been talking about egg prices this winter. That is what happens when a product most people buy quintuples in price. 

Which Fries are the Best?

The humble potato is a staple of diets throughout the world. It originated in Peru before spreading through the world in the 1500s. Some historians credit it with ending famine in Northern Europe and even with fueling European imperialism. It is easy to grow, stores well, and is versatile and tasty.

Are Robots Going to Steal our Jobs?

The new wave of agricultural technology will enable machines to take over tasks that people used to do. Robots that weed fields and harvest crops will replace people who could have been done the task. This fact causes people to worry a lot about job loss.

When horses lost their jobs to tractors, the horse population dropped by 85%. What will happen when robots take over agricultural jobs?


The 7 Most Read Ag Data News Articles of 2022

I published 44 Ag Data News articles in 2022 (including this one). Five of them were written by students in my ARE 231 class.

Here are the 7 most read articles. For the top 5, I define most read by total views on my website and my substack site. I added numbers 6 and 7, which had lower view counts than some that did not make the list, but they had high engagement on Twitter.

Here's the list.