1. 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: ).

  3. Picture of person carrying plastic bags.

    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%.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. AEDE ranked number one agricultural economics department in scholarly research activity

    Oct 15, 2021

    The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, was recently ranked first out of 39 agricultural economics departments in the country in scholarly research activity, according to Academic Analytics, a leader in higher education data analytics.

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    Study shows agricultural and forest carbon sequestration activities are economically efficient ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Oct 13, 2021

    Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are 40 percent higher than 1990 and currently on track for their second-biggest increase in history. In order to reach the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius, countries need help to ramp up their efforts to reduce GHG emissions that contribute to global warming. Assistance is coming in the form of a new study that analyzes 20 land-based measures to reduce or remove GHGs from the atmosphere.