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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



  1. USDA: Record Corn, Soybean Forecast

    Nov 13, 2013

    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.

  2. Ohio State Agricultural Economist: An Aging U.S. Farmer Population Does Not Necessarily Warrant Concern

    Nov 8, 2013

    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. 

  3. Undergraduate Program to Offer Advising Sessions for Agribusiness and Applied Economics Majors

    Oct 18, 2013

    In preparation for Spring 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 Oct. 25, Oct. 28, Nov. 1, and Nov. 4.

  4. USDA Agricultural Economics Faculty Exchange Program Brings Ukrainian Researchers to Ohio State

    Oct 17, 2013

    Four researchers from the Ukraine are learning first-hand about American agriculture systems from faculty at Ohio State. Through a program sponsored by the USDA, the researchers are spending four months at AEDE working alongside faculty and students to gain an in-depth understanding of U.S. food and agricultural economic systems.

  5. Ohio State Economists to Hold Water Quality Discussion During 2013 Farm Science Review

    Sep 11, 2013

    AEDE’s Brent Sohngen, Elena Irwin, and Barry Ward will headline a panel discussion at this year’s Farm Science Review: “Water Quality: State and National Concerns and Consequences”. The discussion will focus on the impact of agricultural production practices on Ohio’s water resources. The panel will be moderated by Matthew Roberts.

  6. AEDE at the 2013 Farm Science Review

    Sep 10, 2013

    The 2013 Farm Science Review will be held from September 17-19, 2013 at Ohio State’s 2,100 acre Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. AEDE faculty, staff and students will have active roles at this year's event.

  7. Agribusiness and Applied Economics Undergrads Represent Ohio State at the Annual AAEA Student Section Competition

    Aug 28, 2013

    Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrad students Nick Rettig, Tyler Shade and Dan Imus proudly represented Ohio State as members of the OSU Chapter of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) at the AAEA annual conference held in Washington D.C. earlier this month.

  8. Cropland Value, Cash Rent and Budget Questions Answered at Farm Science Review

    Aug 27, 2013

    Cropland values in Ohio increased significantly in 2012 and are expected to continue an upward trend in 2013. Barry Ward, AEDE faculty member and Ohio State University Extension production business management leader, will field questions about farmland cash rent and values during this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 17-19.

  9. Faculty and Students Head to Washington D.C. for the Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

    Aug 1, 2013

    The 2013 meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) will be held from August 4-6, 2013 in Washington D.C. AEDE will have a very strong presence at the gathering with more than two dozen faculty and students in attendance. AEDE faculty and graduate students will also present their research at a number of the meeting's events.

  10. U.S. House Farm Bill Defeat Could Lead to More Extensions of 2008 Farm Bill

    Jul 1, 2013

    The defeat of the U.S. House farm bill on Thursday (6/20) over disagreements in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and costs associated with crop insurance and other farm subsidies could lead to another extension of some provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, similar to what happened last year after Congress could not agree on a new 2012 farm bill, Professor Carl Zulauf, an Ohio State University farm policy expert, recently said.