PRESS RELEASE: CBEAR receives new grants from USDA-NIFA

behavioral insights

CBEAR, the Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research, a USDA national Center of Excellence, has recently received multiple new grants to support innovative behavioral economics research at the nexus of agriculture and the environment. Understanding Agricultural Water Use Behavior Through Randomized Controlled Trials. Mr. Mark Masters (Albany State University; …

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America Isn’t That Divided on the Environment

Paul Ferraro

CBEAR Co-Director Paul Ferraro discusses a post-election reality: while politics may be dividing the U.S., many Americans agree on core environmental challenges, regardless of political affiliation. He supports this with evidence from three randomized field experiments. These studies examined the environmental actions of tens of thousands of people. They show …

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Green vs. Gray: People prefer conservation as a way to protect drinking water

Kent Messer (CBEAR Director), Sean Ellis (PhD Student, University of Delaware), Matthew Miller (PhD Student, University of Delaware) and Jacob Fooks (UD Alum and USDA Economic Research Service) recently had an article about comparing public interest in investments in “green” infrastructure compared to “gray” infrastructure to protect drinking water sources published in …

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GMO labeling bill good for both environment and the poor

Following the passsage of thebipartisan Roberts-Stebenow bill on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) labeling on food, allowing food containing GMOs to be labeled using so-called “smart labels” — QR (Quick Response) codes that lead to full information on contents, CBEAR co-PI David Just and CBEAR Fellow Harry Kaiser wrote an op-ed in The …

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PRESS RELEASE: May 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC. – As part of their spring workshop, the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Jason Weller, Chief of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), with the 2016 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation. In presenting the Award, CBEAR Associate Director Mark Masters commented, “By promoting a culture of …

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CBEAR Spring Workshop

Advances in Evidence-based Agri-environmental Programs   Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Morning Session: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Lunch: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (View on Google Maps) Join CBEAR for all or part of …

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