1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.  

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

  6. Diverse Group of Experts in Economics, Business and Law to Weigh in on U.S. Trade Policy

    Jan 14, 2019

    There are still open spots for the free conference.  Registration ends on January, 31 2019.

  7. Alum Steps Out of Comfort Zone to Embrace New Experiences

    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.

  8. U.S. Withdrawal from Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Hurts U.S., Benefits China

    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.

  9. Initial Impressions of the Farm Bill

    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.

  10. Farm Bankruptcies are Stabilizing

    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.