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.
Jul 23, 2018
Universities are the largest repositories of domain-specific expertise, diverse talent and human capital. Whereas formal structured coursework typically progresses linearly, innovation occurs through unexpected connections across different concepts that occur largely outside formal structured environments. A new collaborative project that brings together The STEAM Factory, OHI/O Informal Learning in Tech Program, and Center of Science and Industry (COSI) has been awarded $1.2M from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program to advance innovative and creative STEM learning.
Jul 20, 2018
The harmful algal blooms that manifest on Lake Erie in the summer can be as murky a concept to understand as they look.
Jul 19, 2018
Dr. John Newton credits his time as a graduate student in AEDE, working on decision tools to mitigate agricultural’ risk as the catalyst for his itch to serve the agricultural industry and work on ag policy. He was recently appointed Chief Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the largest farm organization of independent farmers in the United States.
Jul 9, 2018
AEDE PhD Candidates, Post Doctoral Researchers and Faculty to present at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meeting in Washington D.C. in August.