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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



  1. Pandemic worsening food insecurity

    Nov 18, 2020

    Bringing higher rates of unemployment and poverty, the pandemic has also pushed more people into a struggle to buy the basics, including food. 

  2. Securing a food system that faltered

    Nov 17, 2020


  3. Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference is a Must Attend Event for Anyone Working in Agriculture

    Oct 26, 2020

    Organizers of the 2020 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference hosted by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University, say the aim of this year’s conference is to offer much-needed insight to those involved in the agricultural industry during a time marked with so much global uncertainty. Past attendees, ranging from producers to consumers and agribusinesses leaders to elected officials, say the annual conference provides information and outlooks that influence their businesses and decision-making processes. 

  4. Does Quarantine Stockpiling Lead to Future Food Waste?

    Oct 6, 2020

    According to “The Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Food Waste” published in the Applied Economics Perspectives & Policy’s special issue on COVID-19, researchers say in July 2020, more than a quarter of respondents had increased refrigerated storage capacity and more than 10 % had increased frozen storage capacity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. An Increase in food storage provides a more immediate option for preserving food, but may so promote stockpiling that could lead to waste in the future.

  5. COVID-19's Impact on Commodity Markets

    Sep 11, 2020

    Dr. Ian Sheldon and Ben Brown, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Agricultural Risk Management, discuss COVID-19's Impact on Commodity Markets, International Trade and the WHO

  6. Supply chain, U.S. trade policy, COVID-19 to be discussed during Farm Science Review

    Sep 11, 2020

    The U.S. trade policy, labor and immigration issues, agricultural commodity markets, and the food supply chain will be among the topics addressed at a panel discussion during the 59th annual Farm Science Review Sept. 22–24 at

  7. Example study image shows leftovers that were saved. Credit: Pennington Biomedical Research Center

    Smartphone app reveals patterns in how people choose and eat leftovers

    Sep 9, 2020

    A new pilot study deepens understanding of behaviors surrounding consumption of leftovers in the U.S., suggesting that reducing meal sizes and making leftovers more appealing could help reduce food waste. Brian Roe of Ohio State University, Columbus, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on September 9, 2020.

  8. Ohio State’s Food Recovery Network Teams Up With Seventh Son Brewing to Make Beer from Bagels

    Sep 4, 2020

    The idea to turn bagels into beer was born the same way many good ideas come about - over a beverage and conversation.  Members of Ohio State’s Food Recovery Network (FRN) had met at a local pub to discuss what to do with large quantities of leftover bagels the student-run organization recovered daily from University Dining Services.

  9. Are the USDA forecasts rational?

    Sep 4, 2020

    Are the United States Department of Agriculture's forecasts rational?  This is the question that AEDE’s Siddhartha Bora and Ani Katchova, together with Todd Kuethe, have answered in their recently published article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE).  Ani Katchova is the Farm Income Enhancement Chair and Siddhartha Bora is a Ph.D. student working with the Farm Income Enhancement team.

  10. The good and bad about Ohio's jobless rate

    Sep 2, 2020

    The news is mixed about the rate of Ohioans out of work.  The state’s unemployment rate has rebounded from late spring’s rates, and it’s below the national rate.