Comment on "Is Agricultural Production Becoming More or Less Sensitive to Extreme Heat? Evidence from U.S. Corn and Soybean Yields"
James B. Bushnell
From July 2009 to June 2011, Prof. Bushnell was director of the Biobased Industry Center at Iowa State University. The Biobased Industry Center is supported by research gifts from companies and organizations involved in various aspects of the Biobased Industries. A full list of BIC sponsors can be found at http://biobasedindustrycenter.iastate.edu/leadership/members/ : ADM, Boeing, Ceres, DuPont/Pioneer, General Motors, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Monsanto, Toyota, Virent, West Central. None of Prof. Bushnell's research has been directly funded by BIC.
Biobased Industry Center Members
The Biobased Industry Center’s advisory board is composed of representatives from industry and non-government organizations. Industry partners that provide financial support for the center have a representative on the board.
The board meets twice per year with the center’s leaders and principal investigators to identify and prioritize research areas as well as provide advice and guidance regarding issues, challenges, and opportunities of concern and importance to the industry. The board also develops the request for proposals, the selection process for center research projects, and linkages with additional industry partners.
Ian Purtle, Chair, Cargill
Tom Binder, Vice-Chair, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Ted Crosbie, Member, Monsanto
Martha Schlicher, Member, Monsanto
Kyle Althoff, Member, DDCE
Charles Brummer, Member, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Russ Sanders, Member, Pioneer
Bryan Schramm, Member, Sundrop Fuels, Inc.
Jeff Stroburg, Member, West Central
Spencer Swayze, Member, Ceres
Scott McQueen, Member, ConocoPhillips
Candace Wheeler, Member, General Motors
Rodney Williamson, Member, Iowa Corn Growers Association
Bob Wimmer, Member, Toyota
Greg Keenan, Member, Virent
Andrew Held, Member, Virent