In the Press

For several years now, the Mid America CropLife Association has worked with sponsors to provide scholarships to worthy students at the nation’s land grant universities. At this year’s annual meeting in Indianapolis in early September, attendees had the chance to hear from the 2019 recipients regarding their views on such topics as society, their summer internships with ag-oriented companies and organizations, and agriculture in general.
Hiring migrant farm workers will become cheaper and easier as a result of several upcoming changes to the process, according to a labor economist with The Ohio State University.
Ohio farmers planted 1.5 five million fewer acres of corn and soybeans in 2019 because of too much rain in the spring. However, Ohio State associate professor and chair of the Farm Income Enhancement Program, Ani Katchova says incomes for farmers will rise again this year.
The enrollment period is now open for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. But should you sign up your acres for these programs right away or wait? And what exactly are these “top-up” payments? Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Media Relations Ty Higgins visits with American Farm Bureau’s Chief Economist Dr. John Newton and Ohio State Ag Economist Ben Brown to find out more about the options farmers have.
A new study from Ohio State University found that people waste more of the food in their refrigerators than they expect to. A number of factors contribute to the waste, including age, cleaning habits and misunderstanding expiration date labels.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been a very successful system for the governance of international trade, progressively lowering tariffs and stimulating trade growth.
Every day the average American throws out nearly a pound of food, according to a study from the Department of Agriculture. There are plenty of reasons why good, usable food is tossed: picky kids, overstocked pantries, or even leftovers that sit in refrigerators too long.
Hope for resuming a positive tone in ongoing U.S. trade discussions with China has returned, but some agricultural experts say it may not be enough.
We continue to see some changes on the demand side for corn.
What’s the psychology behind food waste and what can we do to change our behavior? This interview features insights from Brian Roe, Professor and Faculty Lead at The Ohio State University’s Food Waste Collaborative and Laura Moreno, who received her Ph.D. studying food waste at the University of California, Berkeley.