Terry Hurley

Program Focus

Economics of Production Risk



Primary research interests include production and risk with an emphasis on the adoption and regulation of emerging technologies. Technologies of recent investigation include genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops, genetically engineered plant-incorporated-protectants, and information intensive farm management. Additional interests include the understanding of individual differences in risky behavior and the increasing importance of hired labor in agriculture.

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The GRDC Backs Global Rust Funding Call

May, 2013
Source: Ground Cover

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) back findings published in the Science article "Agriculture: Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research" co-authored with HarvestChoice personnel.

Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)

Aug 4, 2013 - Aug 6, 2013
Convened by: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

Conference web site

Terry Hurley and Philip Pardey joined by Peter Warr (Preseident, AARES) organize the 2013 AAEA-AARES symposium A Revaluation of Pest and Weed Resistance Technologies: Bio-Economic Perspectives.

Without Adequate Funding, Deadly Wheat Disease Could Threaten Global Food Supplies, U of M Scientists Say

Science Daily
April 15, 2013

Science CoDex
April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

New Strains Of Common Wheat Diseases May Threaten Global Food Supplies In The Coming Years, Researchers Warn
Planet Save
April 15, 2013

"The study, published in the current edition of the journal Science, examines how Ug99 – new virulent forms of stem rust first found in Uganda in 1999—could continue its movement across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. It threatens food supplies for millions of people who depend on wheat and other small grains. Scientists have developed new wheat varieties with some resistance to the deadly disease, but the disease evolves and mutates into new forms, requiring new resistant varieties to be developed. "

Science magazine: Global research to control stem rust disease saves wheat farmers losses worth US $1.12 billion per year

April, 2013
Source: CIMMYT

"A study just published in Science by scientists from the University of Minnesota, CSIRO, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and CIMMYT shows that research to control the wheat disease known as stem rust during 1961-2009 has added 6.2 million tons annually to world wheat harvests, worth US $1.12 billion per year at 2010 prices."

Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)

Aug 12, 2012 - Aug 14, 2012
Convened by: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Conference web site

Xudong Rao presents the poster "Recalibrating the Reported Rates of Return to Agricultural R&D", co-authored by Terrace Hurley and Philip Pardey.

Terry Hurley co-authored the paper "Quantifying Farmer Adoption Intensity for Weed Resistance Management Practices and Its Determinants", presented in the session The Economics of Agricultural Technology Adoption.

Terry Hurley organizes and is a discussant in the session Herbicide Resistant Weeds and Sustainable Weed Management.

Philip Pardey and Kym Anderson organize concurrent sessions: Global Food Security I: Food Supply and Price Trends in the Long Run and Global Food Security II: Food Price Fluctuations and Their Food Security Implications.

Philip Pardey presents "Agricultural R&D Investments, Farm Productivity Slowdowns, and Their Long Run Food Supply Implications", co-authored with Julian Alston.