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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 14, 2019
There are still open spots for the free conference. Registration ends on January, 31 2019.
Jan 3, 2019
Agribusiness and Applied Economics alum Andrea Kackley credits her ability to step out of her comfort zone as a key component in her success. While a student in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), she took classes that sounded interesting and ventured outside the college, surrounding herself with students who were having very different experiences from her.
Dec 31, 2018
Abandoning Strategic and Economic Goals of TPP Has Consequences
When the United States withdrew from Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it forfeited strategic advantages and economic benefits that would likely have emerged through the mega trade deal and partnership with 11 other economies, according to findings presented in a new study.
Dec 19, 2018
Yesterday, Ben Brown, Program Manager- Farm Management Program, and Dr. Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus, presented at the Ohio Grain Symposium. They shared a few initial oberservations and impressions on the upcoming bill.
Dec 11, 2018
Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings have been fairly stable over the past few quarters and have stabilized to around the same levels as when chapter 12 became a permanent fixture of the bankruptcy code in 2005. The US experienced elevated levels of chapter 12 filings towards the end of 2009 through mid-2012, but aside from the second quarter of 2017 there has not been a quarter with more than 150 chapter 12 bankruptcies filed and that is a good sign for the agricultural sector. In general, the second quarter, which consists of the period between April 1st and June 30th, is the quarter that typically has the highest number of bankruptcies in a year.