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  1. Picture of a red tractor plowing a field.

    Ohio labor and unemployment updates now available

    Jan 10, 2022

    What does the Ohio unemployment rate mean and how is it calculated? Do unemployment benefits play a role in keeping people unemployed? Where did all the workers go and what will the future hold? You can find answers to these questions and more in two new reports – one on the state of employment in the agricultural and food sectors, and the other on the state of unemployment in Ohio.

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    Roe selected as 2022 AAEA Fellow

    Jan 5, 2022

    Professor Brian Roe has been selected as a 2022 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellow, the association’s most prestigious honor. Fellows are selected based on their continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural or applied economics through research, outreach, teaching, extension, administration and additional contributions.

  3. Picture of ugly carrots

    Giving ugly food a chance

    Dec 2, 2021

    Explaining the value of misshapen vegetables – that they are as healthful as their picture-perfect counterparts and buying them helps reduce food waste – could help improve sales of “ugly” produce, new research suggests.

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    2022 carbon market outlook

    Dec 1, 2021

    As we enter into Outlook season here in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, it’s useful to provide a quick update on carbon markets.  I recently wrote an outlook piece for the Ohio Soybean News, which hopefully provides some useful information to landowners and others looking at this emerging market (you can find the article in the November-December, 2021 version here: ).

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    Giving shoppers a nudge to forgo plastic bags

    Nov 29, 2021

    The opportunity to make a small charitable donation on a store owner’s nickel may be just the encouragement shoppers need to forgo toting their goods home in a single-use plastic bag, new research suggests.

    In the study, conducted at two convenience stores on a college campus, giving customers a 5-cent token toward a charitable donation in exchange for their rejection of a disposable bag reduced plastic bag use by about 30%.

  6. Saving the best for last: U.S. Farm Report's College Roadshow ends season at The Ohio State University

    Nov 16, 2021

    The Ohio State University was the final stop on U.S. Farm Report’s 2021 College Roadshow, and faculty in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) shared their analysis on important economic issues impacting Ohioans.

  7. Two-day Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference to offer information on what’s in store for farmers in 2022

    Nov 10, 2021

    Wondering what’s going to happen with the next U.S. Farm Bill? Want to know more about consumers, shopping, and local foods? Or do you have questions regarding the U.S. trade policy and what the prospects are for agricultural trade?

  8. Picture of Drs. Seungki Lee, Margaret Jodlowski and Zoë Plakias in Coschocton.

    AEDE welcomes Dr. Seungki Lee, assistant professor and agricultural economist

    Nov 1, 2021

    Dr. Seungki Lee’s interest in agriculture started with a small apple orchard in South Korea. Lee, whose research areas include agricultural innovation and technology adoption, is the newest addition to faculty in the department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE). He is a native of South Korea, a country where most agricultural goods are imported from other countries.

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    New article assesses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in agricultural and applied economics departments

    Oct 26, 2021

    The last time someone comprehensively tracked diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the agricultural and applied economics field was over twenty years ago, but Zoë Plakias and a team of co-authors have changed that. Their new article assesses agricultural and applied economics departmental climates and suggests data-informed strategies to create more equitable and inclusive climates.

  10. Cai wins 2021 Erik Kempe award in environmental and resource economics

    Oct 22, 2021

    Yongyang Cai, an associate professor and computational and environmental economist in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), is the 2021 recipient of the Erik Kempe Award in environmental and resource economics.