Research in Agricultural Economics
The diversity of agriculture and agribusiness enterprises in Texas provides opportunities for a wide variety of research. We conduct impactful, relevant and innovative research at the intersection of agriculture and the environment, promoting long-term sustainability of social, ecological and food systems.
Our faculty experts receive approximately $2 million in private and federal grants each year to conduct multidisciplinary research, making them a gateway for science-based policy. Thanks to the dedicated work of our faculty to publish and disseminate their findings, our department is among the top five in the country in research output in our discipline.
Areas of Research Expertise
We are a collaborative faculty with a wide scope of interests, bringing innovation and creativity to solving complex problems at the intersection of agriculture, economics, and agribusiness.
Research and Extension Centers
Our centers conduct innovative research to contribute information relating to key agribusiness market issues.
- Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center
- Agricultural and Food Policy Center
- Center for North American Studies
- Center on Conflict and Development
- Human Behavior Lab
Agricultural Economics Research News
Deep soil testing offers potential to reduce fertilizer costs
In the wake of high fertilizer prices, one thing farmers should do this year more than any previous year is deep soil testing. A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service analysis found that deep soil testing before planting corn, cotton or wheat could lead to projected savings from $13 to $189 per acre.
New report gives overview of visitors to Big Bend area
More than a half million people visited Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area in 2022, making it one of the state’s top tourist destinations. Now experts from Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have done a deep dive into the how, when and why people go to the Big Bend area.