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Gov. John Kasich recently fired his director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture over concerns about water quality.
Farmers rattled by the dip in value of their soybean crop likely will see prices for their corn go up next year, one of the few optimistic projections made at a recent conference on future profits in farming.
Continued low commodity prices and uncertainty due to the trade war with China has economists predicting another fall for farm incomes in Ohio.
Chinese buyers can purchase soybeans from U.S. and South American producers for about the same price—even with retaliatory tariffs placed on American beans. So why are U.S. sales lagging behind?
President Donald Trump said he had a productive conversation with Chin's President Xi Jinping on trade, sending markets higher Thursday. However, his promises of a trade resolution may not materialize.
Farmers will likely experience higher inputs costs in 2019, at a time when they are already facing a down farm economy. Barry Ward is the leader of production business management with OSU Extension.
For how much talk that has been made about the decline in soybean demand due to many factors, corn demand has held its own through the second half of 2018. That was one of the points made at last week’s Agriculture Policy and Outlook Conference, hosted by The Ohio State University.
The reason we have a trade deficit in the US is because we have a high consumption rate in the US.
This is good news for producers and for the ag sector. The longer the conflict lasts, the greater the chance global trade flows will be impacted long-term.
Trade and tariffs continue to be a big topic of interest in agriculture. We have a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, but the trade war with China continues. In Episode 12, we talk with Dr. Ian Sheldon from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.