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Dr. Brian Roe wants you to bring your phone to dinner. The Van Buren Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics has teamed up with one of his doctoral candidates to create a new smartphone app that will use photographs to monitor and measure food wasted in each step of the consumption process. The need for research like this is urgent and timely. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), food waste in the United States is estimated at between 30 and 40% of the food sup
Agricultural decision makers would miss an opportunity if the 2018 Farm Bill doesn’t continue support for local and organic foods, according to Amalie Lipstreu. She adds that interest in local food systems and organics has grown exponentially since the 2014 Farm Bill.
"This would be particularly important for Ohio because Ohio exports and China is pretty much Ohio’s number one export market for all of its agricultural products." Ian Sheldon, Agricultural economist at Ohio State University.
In a state whose biggest agricultural export is soybeans, growers of the crop perhaps should be leery.
The tight economics of row crop production in 2017 will have many producers looking for some cash flow from farm bill programs when those payments are released this fall.
It seems the best they (farmers) can hope for is a continuation of the recent trend of turning a very small profit, which could easily happen, according to Ben Brown, a program manager for the farm management program at The Ohio State University.
The next five-year federal farm bill likely won't be approved by Congress until late this year or early next year, said an Ohio State University official at Thursday's Mercer County ag luncheon in Celina.
Professor Ian Sheldon: I think there is a real risk of trade wars breaking out. Soundbite starts at 3:18
When people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates – and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
Farm Management Program Manager Ben Brown weighs in on Brazilian and Argentinian crops