The Economics of Natural Resources Today
In this episode of Gasonomics, host Tim Snyder dissects the intricate relationship between energy and agriculture with his guest, Dr. Darren Hudson, Ph.D., the Larry Combest Endowed Chair for Policy and Director for the Agricultural Competitiveness at Texas Tech University. The pair highlight the significant role energy plays in the agricultural sector. From the production of seeds to the transportation of goods, energy costs can account for up to 70-80% of total production costs in irrigated systems. With the rising concerns over global energy dynamics, especially with recent developments within the BRICS nations, the interdependence of feed and fuel becomes even more evident.