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    New report focuses on ways to expand, enhance rural access to broadband internet in Ohio

    May 23, 2022

    While most Ohioans have access to broadband internet, nearly 1 million still lack access to the fast, reliable broadband services in their homes, says analysts with the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

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    Export policies and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: What might it mean for Ohio soybean farmers?

    May 20, 2022

    With Russia and Ukraine alone accounting for 12 percent of total calories traded (IFPRI, April 13, 2022), continuation of the war has intensified the vulnerability of developing countries to food insecurity, the G7 countries recently predicting 43 million people were being pushed towards famine (The Guardian, May 14, 2022).  The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on exports from the Black Sea region of staple foods such as wheat, corn, and vegetable oils, has had a significant impact on world food prices, adding to the impact of supply chain disruption due to the pandemic, and

  3. Flexibility, autonomy just as important as pay for some job seekers, researcher says

    May 17, 2022

    Ohio marks In-Demand Jobs Week through May 6. What will it take to fill the more than 200 occupations that make up those in-demand jobs? Faculty at The Ohio State University are taking a closer look at the issue. From a job seeker’s perspective, a variety of factors beyond pay can make a prospective position appealing, according to research.