1. Ohio Farm Incomes Forecast to Rise—Again

    Oct 22, 2019

    Even during a growing season when 1.5 million fewer acres of soybeans and corn were planted in Ohio, average farm incomes in the state are likely to increase compared to last year, according to an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University.

    That’s primarily because of higher government payments made to farmers nationwide in 2019, said Ani Katchova, an associate professor and chair of the farm income enhancement program at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  2. Ohio CAUV Values Projected to Decline Through 2020

    Oct 4, 2019

    The Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program allows farmland devoted exclusively to commercial agriculture to be taxed based on their value in agriculture, rather than the full market value, resulting in a substantially lower tax bill for the farmer.

  3. Ohio Agricultural Loan Delinquencies Have Stabilized in 2019

    Oct 4, 2019

    Financial stress, expressed as the ability of farmers to repay loans, is important to follow during times of low farm income.  A new report “Ohio Agricultural Lending Outlook: Fall 2019,” published by Kevin Kim, Robert Dinterman, and Ani Katchova with the OSU AEDE’s Farm Income Enhancement Program, points to good news for Ohio farmers. The report provides information on agricultural loan volumes and delinquencies for Ohio farmers.

  4. Professor Katchova Completes Service as USDA Farm Income Forecast Review Panel Chair

    Oct 4, 2019

    AEDE Associate Professor Ani Katchova’s service as Chair of a USDA Review Panel ended this past summer when she and the rest of the panel members delivered their findings after a two-year long review of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) Farm Income and Wealth Forecast Program.

  5. Saying Goodbye to Our Good Friend, Bill Swank

    Sep 24, 2019

    The department is saddened by the passing of Bill Swank, retired Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, OSU alumnus, colleague, and friend. (1931-2019)

    Bill received his Bachelor of Science, Masters, and Doctorate from The Ohio State University. In 1995, an endowment was established to support the C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, honoring Bill for his outstanding leadership and vision in addressing rural and urban issues, and recognizing the need for objective analysis to promote the understanding and resolution of critical policy issues.

  6. Much Fridge Food 'Goes There to Die'

    Sep 11, 2019

    Food-waste study reveals trends behind discarded items

  7. Ohio Stable in Farm Bankruptcies, While Nation is Up

    Aug 16, 2019

    Farm bankruptcies across the nation are up, but Ohio’s rate remains among the lowest in the Midwest, according to a new analysis by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

    Ohio had nine new farm bankruptcy filings from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. That’s compared to 45 in Wisconsin, 39 in Kansas, and 32 in Minnesota—the three states in the nation with the highest number of new filings during that period.

  8. The Gender Pay Gap in Academia: Evidence from The Ohio State University

    Aug 13, 2019

    Female professors at The Ohio State University earn 11% less than male professors, according to a new study. Based on the mean salary in 2016, this gap translates into an annual loss of just under $18,000 for female faculty, relative to their male peers. 2014 research on gender pay inequity across U.S. academic institutions revealed a 15% gap (Hatch 2017).

  9. Job Offers Plentiful: Agricultural Economics Leads the Way, other CFAES Majors Strong

    Jul 22, 2019

    Connor Frame was in the thick of finals in December 2018 when he learned he had joined the ranks of students from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) who get a job offer before crossing the stage to accept a diploma.

    Majoring in agribusiness and applied economics, Frame joined 80% of his peers from the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) who had committed to full-time jobs prior to graduation.

  10. AEDE Faculty, PhD Candidates and Post Doctoral Researchers Featured at Annual Agricultural and Applied Economics Conference

    Jul 11, 2019

     AEDE faculty and graduate students have a long-standing history of membership and leadership with the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). The organization is comprised of members working in academic departments, government agencies, NGOs, and in the private sector in the fields of agricultural and applied economics.