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The new 2022 Census of Agriculture data shows the number of farms in Ohio declined by 2.3% and in land in farms declined by 6.4% between 2002 and 2022.  One number that is concerning to agricultural stakeholders in Ohio is the loss of 931,089 acres in land in farms i

On January 29, 2024, the Farm Income Enhancement Program hosted a visit by the Farm Credit Mid-America (FCMA) to AEDE to discuss research, outreach, and student engagement opportunities.

Dr. Ani Katchova, Farm Income Enhancement Chair, and her students met with members of the Ohio Farm Bureau to discuss research and outreach projects of the OSU Farm Income Enhancement Program and potential collaborations

The Farm Income Enhancement Program hosted a visit by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to AEDE to discuss research, outreach, and student engagement opportunities on February 14, 2024.

Dr. Ani Katchova, a Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at the Ohio State University, ha

AEDE's first in-person Outlook and Policy Conference since 2019 was a huge success! The conference was held on November 15, 2022, at the 4H Center on Ohio State Campus. Below are links to the presentations by the AEDE faculty. 

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), holds its first in-person Outlook and Policy Conference since 2019 on November 15, 2022, at the 4H Center on Ohio State Campus.

The Farm Income Enhancement Program in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, at the Ohio State University led by Ani Katchova (Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair) evaluated the financial performance of Ohio farms with rega

At this year's Farm Science Review, a panel of AEDE economists (Ani Katchova, Seungki Lee, and Ian Sheldon) chaired by OSUE's Chris Zoller answered questions about global uncertainty and its impact on agriculture.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) long-term agricultural baseline projections give farmers, agribusinesses, and policymakers a 10-year look into the future of farming and global trade.

Pictures of Ani Katchova

Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), 

Pcitures of Ani Katchova and Siddhartha Bora

AEDE’s Ani Katchova and Siddhartha Bora received an Outstanding Research Award by the Agricultural Finance and Management section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA-AFM).

Siddhartha S. Bora (Sid), a fourth-year student in the AEDE Ph.D. program, was just awarded the Bernie Erven Graduate Teaching Award for 2021.

Ani Katchova, a faculty member and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, has been promoted to the rank of Professor.  

Siddhartha Bora, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), has been awarded the 2021 William E.

A new Econometrics course was posted on the Econometrics Academy website and YouTube channel.  This is a master’s level Econometrics course taught with Stata or R.  Topics include multiple linear regression, regression inference, heteroscedasticity, indicator variables, panel data models, instrumental variables, probit and logit models, and more. Each topic has a video with lecture material and then a video with Stata or R estimating the models.

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.

There’s a bit of good news for Ohio farmers to counter the bad news caused by COVID-19, as well as by last year’s historic rain. In counties scheduled for property value updates in 2020—about half of Ohio’s 88 counties—the average value of farmland enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program should be about 40% lower than 2017–2019, or about $665 per acre.

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.

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.

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 Agricult

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