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Walter P. Falcon, PhD

Deputy Director of FSE; FSI Senior Fellow; Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow; and Helen Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy, Economics (Emeritus)

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July 16th, 2013

Stuck in the mud: Stanford’s scholarly farmer on the soggy fortunes of Midwest growers

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE deputy director Walter Falcon shares field notes from his farm in Iowa a year after the region experienced its worst drought in decades. Now farmers are recovering from the wettest spring on record, eclipsing the 1892 record. "The riskiness of farming is something to see in real time; it is also very instructive to listen as farmers talk about coping with uncertainty," writes Falcon. Read more »




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Are Biofuels Contributing to Higher Food Prices?
“Corn prices are higher than they’d be if we didn’t have the biofuel industry. People who primarily subsist on corn make $2 a day or less and spend 60% of their budget on food and are seriously hurt by higher prices,” said Walter P. Falcon ...
March 28, 2011 in Greentech Media (blog)

Rethinking the Sandwich: the Globalization of Wheat Rust
According to Walter Falcon, the deputy director for Stanford University's Program for Food Security and the Environment, and a former chairman of CGIAR's ...
July 26, 2010 in Miller-McCune.com