Affordable health insurance still a barrier to preserving U.S. farm businesses

An ASU agribusiness professor and fellow researchers wanted to see if the amount of farm families' off-farm work changed with the Affordable Care Act of 2009, which offers subsidies to make health insurance premiums more affordable for workers who don't have employer-sponsored insurance.

What drives consumers to purchase healthy foods?

Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides at the Morrison School of Agribusiness, along with other agricultural economists, examined the stumbling blocks people with low incomes face when shopping for nutritious food.

Have a seat for chair yoga before class

Over the years, Associate Professor Carola Grebitus saw increasing numbers of students dealing with anxiety. When her yoga hobby grew into wanting to train others in the calming practice, she found a ready audience.

Just breathe: Wellness workshops address stress

Yoga and meditation help Arizona State University faculty and students prepare for the challenges of returning to campus.

How the California megadrought is affecting food prices

California's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry is in serious trouble due to the drought. And you'll be paying for it at the grocery store.

2021's best barbecue cities in America

There are cities that cook barbecue, and there are barbecue cities. So which are the Best BBQ Cities in America?

Experts weigh in on current job market trends

Given the change of course that has happened in the world, a professor of agribusiness shares his opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate.

Food supply shortage causing some restaurants to close down

Experts say the pandemic is one of a number of factors behind the food supply shortage that's causing some restaurants to close their doors because they don't have enough of their main foods to serve guests.

Craft chocolate makers press for better conditions

To continue thriving amid competition from large manufacturers, craft chocolate makers must do a better job of setting quality standards and explaining the value of their higher-priced products to the public, says Alexis Villacis, assistant professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness.

What is the future of the restaurant industry?

People spent more money eating out than they did on buying food at a store in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic changed that, but the restaurant industry is not going to be fundamentally different post-pandemic, according to Timothy Richards, the Marvin and June Morrison Chair in Agribusiness.