In the Press

Ani Katchova in National Academies news release. The report provides recommendations to help USDA identify new approaches for effectively collecting data and reporting information about American agriculture, given the increased complexity of farm businesses in recent decades.
Ani Katchova, Ian Sheldon, and Ben Brown in Columbus Dispatch
At 8:52 Matt Reese’s talk with Ohio State University economist Ian Sheldon on trade issues and the confusing impacts of tariffs.
The new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada offered some rare good news for struggling domestic dairy farmers.
The newly renegotiated trade agreement involving the United States, Canada and Mexico offers farmers a bit more security about markets for dairy, corn and other products, but hefty Mexican tariffs still in place hinder business, according to an agricultural trade specialist with The Ohio State University.
This fall most farmers in Ohio will be grinning at the numbers they see on their yield monitors and scowling at the numbers they see in the markets as combines roll through crop fields.
Relief could come after midterms if President begins to realize impact tariffs have had on industries he champions.
In the middle of a corn field, pathways with names like "beef," "swine" and "wool" stretch off into the distance, lined with tents hocking everything from new gadgets to heavy machinery. The Farm Science Review has a county fair type atmosphere, but it emphasizes education.
It’s a paradox in the heartland. Farmers are looking at silo-busting harvests and thin wallets.
With farm profitability, trade and conservation at the height of farmers’ minds, this year’s Farm Science Review opened with a discussion about where farm policy is headed, including efforts to write the 2018 farm bill.