Oct 30, 2018
OSU Extension Educator Andrew Holden may be new to the position but he is not new to farming or to Ashtabula County. The recent AEDE graduate was recently hired to replace David Marrison, who stepped down to accept an OSU Extension position in Coshocton County.
Oct 25, 2018
Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.
Oct 17, 2018
Farming in America is a complex undertaking. There exists great diversity in the size, structure and organization of farms. All farming operations are integral to the U.S. economy and the supply of reliable food sources. To understand the agricultural sector better and maintain good agricultural policies, data collection methods and measurement tools need to keep up with the current realities of farming.
Oct 12, 2018
Agribusiness and Applied Economics senior Haylee Zwick already has a job lined up post-graduation. In January, she will begin work as a grain merchandiser with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Still, she actively networked and continued to build her professional network while she attended Women in Agribusinesses’ recent annual summit in Denver, Colorado. Even with a job secured, she believes building connections and contacts across the county is integral in her continued success.
Oct 9, 2018
Constance Cullman began her practice of keeping an open mind when it comes to considering career choices as opportunities as a graduate student working on her master's degree.
"My thesis was on elasticity for corn and gluten feed in the European Union," says Cullman. "I applied what I learned researching trade flows, the impact of non-tariff barriers and how product is directly moved to work with OSU Extension post-graduation."
Sep 27, 2018
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released details of their Market Facilitation Program (MFP) which was instituted to aid farmers impacted by ongoing trade disputes that have resulted in tariffs instituted by the U.S. and China.
In order to assist producers and stakeholders decipher the program and plan for the upcoming planting season, AEDE researchers have released an analysis of the program to clarify and address stakeholder questions.
Sep 13, 2018
The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), on August 30, forecasted U.S. net farm income for 2018 to decline 13% from last year, from $75.5 billion in 2017 to $65.7 billion in 2018 (USDA 2018). If realized, U.S. net farm income would decrease to levels witnessed in 2016 (Figure 1). This decline is even larger when we consider inflation-adjusted values, showing a 14.8% decrease in real U.S. net farm income. The USDA also made a similar downward forecast for U.S. net cash income. Net cash income is projected to drop 12% in 2018, from $104 billion in 2017 to $91.5 billion in 2018. These declines in farm income reverse the small rebound in income in 2017 to what would be the second lowest values in inflation-adjusted terms since 2002.
Aug 20, 2018
Ani Katchova completed her three-year term on the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s (AAEA) Executive Board. Dr. Katchova is an Associate Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair at the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. AAEA is a leading organization for applied and agricultural economists to present their work and network with colleagues.
Jul 27, 2018
Professor Ian Sheldon Interview on Trade and Tariffs on Knowledge @ Wharton.
Jul 25, 2018
Academic institutions have the opportunity to play a far bigger and much-needed part in helping society solve global sustainability challenges, according to an Ohio State University researcher and her colleagues.