In preparation for Autumn Semester 2014 class registration, the AEDE undergraduate program will offer walk-in advising sessions for students enrolled in the Agribusiness and Applied Economics major on Mar. 24, Mar. 27, Mar. 31, and Apr. 4. Students enrolled in the major are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Faculty and staff from AEDE will be present to meet one-on-one with students.
Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) recently announced their new class of Student Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year, which includes two students enrolled in AEDE’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergraduate degree program. The students, Summer McCracken and Joshua Lees, will represent the college in a variety of ways.
Beginning in Autumn 2014, AEDE will offer its Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrad students a new course focused on engaging with agribusinesses to solve real-world problems. The course, “AED Economics 4193: Agribusiness Project Experience”, will be taught jointly by Dr. Eugene Jones and Dr. Brian Roe.
AEDE’s Dr. Steven S. Vickner and Dr. Laura Tiu, Aquaculture Specialist at OSU’s South Centers, recently received a grant to conduct research on the sustainable management of commercial aquaculture systems in Ohio.
Attend one of the dozen agricultural policy and outlook county meetings to be held throughout Ohio in December 2013. The meetings will feature presentations from AEDE experts on policy changes, key issues and market behavior with respect to farm, food and energy resources, and the environment.
Thanks to increased global grain production and lower domestic demand for grain for ethanol, crop producers will find 2014 to be tougher than the past few years and should prepare now for lower prices, AEDE agricultural economist Matt Roberts recently noted at a policy briefing.
Of the many issues to be resolved in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill, the safety net proposals in the dairy title currently present the most significant shift in federal dairy income support policy that the U.S. has seen in the past 60 years, Cameron Thraen recently said at the opening of the 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series.
As the farm bill progresses through Congress’ legislative process, several major differences exist in the House and Senate versions of the bill, notes AEDE's Carl Zulauf in a recent policy brief that he co-authored with Jonathan Coppess, clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
With U.S. corn production forecast at a record 14 billion bushels, growers can expect to see futures prices stay above $4 per bushel for the time being, says AEDE's Matt Roberts. This record production is an increase of 1 percent from the projected 13.843 billion bushels per acre the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast in its September report.
Recent research by Dr. Carl Zulauf, an agricultural economist at AEDE, shows that while on average U.S. farmers are older than the U.S. labor force, the farmers and the labor force are actually aging at a similar pace and in fact, U.S. farmers are aging somewhat more slowly.