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  1. Picture of person carrying plastic bags.

    Giving shoppers a nudge to forgo plastic bags

    Nov 29, 2021

    The opportunity to make a small charitable donation on a store owner’s nickel may be just the encouragement shoppers need to forgo toting their goods home in a single-use plastic bag, new research suggests.

    In the study, conducted at two convenience stores on a college campus, giving customers a 5-cent token toward a charitable donation in exchange for their rejection of a disposable bag reduced plastic bag use by about 30%.

  2. Saving the best for last: U.S. Farm Report's College Roadshow ends season at The Ohio State University

    Nov 16, 2021

    The Ohio State University was the final stop on U.S. Farm Report’s 2021 College Roadshow, and faculty in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) shared their analysis on important economic issues impacting Ohioans.

  3. Two-day Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference to offer information on what’s in store for farmers in 2022

    Nov 10, 2021

    Wondering what’s going to happen with the next U.S. Farm Bill? Want to know more about consumers, shopping, and local foods? Or do you have questions regarding the U.S. trade policy and what the prospects are for agricultural trade?