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  1. Taxes on Farmland Dropping Steadily

    Jun 7, 2019

    Taxes, on average, are going down for owners of farmland across Ohio and are expected to decline at an even faster rate beginning in 2020, a study by researchers with The Ohio State University shows.

  2. Rural Job Growth Rate in Ohio Surpasses Columbus Rate

    May 10, 2019

    In a surprising turn, Ohio’s rural counties of Wyandot and Holmes topped the job growth rate of Columbus between 2010 and 2018, according to an economist with The Ohio State University.

    And other rural counties including Harrison and Morgan nearly matched Columbus’ job growth rate during that same period, said Mark Partridge, an economics professor at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  3. Bunny Xu Wins 2019 Bernie Erven Teaching Award

    May 1, 2019

    Dr. Allen Klaiber and the graduate program committee awarded PhD Candidate Bunny Xu the 2019 Bernie Erven Teaching Award. This award is presented annually to the graduate student who best exemplifies the tradition of teaching excellence that Bernie Erven achieved throughout his distinguished career as a professor in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. 

  4. Ohio's Urban School Districts Outperforming Rural Ones

    Apr 23, 2019

    Even with higher rates of poverty in Ohio’s major cities, urban school districts are outperforming rural districts, a recent study by The Ohio State University shows.

  5. Ohio State Launches New Sustainability Institute

    Apr 22, 2019

    Motivated to improve complex sustainability challenges, Ohio State has established a new Sustainability Institute, which merges the Office of Energy and Environment and the Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme.

  6. Students Find Tourists Visiting the Maya Biosphere Reserve Willing to Pay to Support Sustainability

    Mar 25, 2019

    The Maya Biosphere Reserve of the Peten Department, Guatemala spans 4.3 million acres composed of dense forests, rivers, biodiverse flora, fauna and Mayan architectural ruins. It is the largest protected tropical forest in North America and not surprisingly, a popular ecotourism destination.

  7. Farm Income Projections Hold a Bit of Good News

    Mar 22, 2019

    Corn prices are on the rise, while soybean prices are projected to continue to dip this year before recovering a bit in 2020, according to government projections.

  8. Net Farm Income is Forecasted to Increase in 2019

    Mar 7, 2019

    The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), on March 6th, forecasted U.S. net farm income for 2019 to increase 10% from last year, from $63.1 billion in 2018 to $69.4 billion in 2019. This forecast is a positive sign to producers after a drop in farm income in 2018.  

  9. Local Company Supports Sustainable Business Classes with Donation of Study Guide

    Feb 15, 2019

    Ashland LLC, a global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio is a strong supporter of students in Professor Neil Drobny’s undergraduate sustainable business classes at The Ohio State University. 

  10. New Study Measures Ohio’s Progressive Yet Inadequate School Funding Gap

    Jan 22, 2019

    Nationally, Ohio ranks 15th in per pupil spending. Even though Ohio does a better job than almost all other states in directing school funding to poor and minority students, a new study by researchers with The Ohio State University’s C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy shows there is still much to be done to achieve funding adequacy and equity across  school districts in Ohio. 

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