AgDM Newsletter October, 2009

“Choices” - online magazine discusses agricultural economic issues


Are you looking for brief, but objective analysis of important economic issues in agriculture? Then check out Choices, a new online magazine.  Choices is published by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), an organization of top agricultural economists from universities, public agencies, nonprofit organizations and private industry. Choices is published quarterly and typically contains two themes, each of which highlights the policy implications of an important current issue.  Articles are based on the unbiased, current research results from land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and are peer-reviewed before they are published.

The most recent issue of Choices highlights “Emerging Issues in Food Safety,” and “Emerging Countries: Converging or Diverging Economies?” Other recent issues have addressed uncertainty in the agricultural economy, land use changes, country of origin labeling, and the economics of biofuels. Articles are generally two to four pages long.

Choices is available online at; you can find a link on the Ag Decision Maker home page under Related Web sites. To subscribe, simply send an e-mail to and ask to subscribe to Choices. You can read it online (in full color, with no ads or pop-ups) or print it.