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Agricultural Economics

  1. Ohio State to Host Grain Symposium Dec. 18

    Dec 8, 2014

    Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and the Ohio Soybean Association to offer the Ohio Grain Symposium on Dec. 18. AEDE experts who will speak at the event include Matt Roberts, Carl Zulauf, Ian Sheldon and Brian Roe. The event is free, open to the public and currently accepting registrations.

  2. Economist Offers Farm Bill Decision Resources for Making 2014 Crop Program Choices

    Dec 1, 2014

    Carl Zulauf recently launched a website to help farmers make decisions on the farm bill’s crop program decisions. The website offers a number of tools, including policy briefs, links to calculators and video presentations. For the first time since the 2005 crop year, the farm bill’s commodity programs have the potential to make significant payments due to low prices and revenue for corn, soybeans and wheat.

  3. Agricultural Policy and Outlook conference series to kick off Dec. 1

    Nov 25, 2014

    Attend an upcoming Agricultural Policy and Outlook meeting in your county during December 2014 and January 2015. The meetings will feature presentations by AEDE experts on key issues in the agricultural community for 2015, including policy changes, key issues, and market behavior with respect to farm, food and energy resources, and the environment.

  4. Agriculture + Politics = A Perfect Internship

    Nov 5, 2014

    Sarah Peterson, an undergraduate student in AEDE's Agribusiness and Applied Economics program, writes about her summer in Washington D.C. where she interned for the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The department requires that all undergraduate students complete an internship as part of their studies. 

  5. New Center Links Cooperative Enterprise and Ohio State

    Oct 3, 2014

    A donation to Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new agribusiness cooperative center that already has been called a national model. Housed in AEDE, the center is charged with improving economic conditions for the state’s farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs by teaching business principles, collaborative leadership development and shared research.

  6. Farm Bill Question and Answer Sessions Scheduled for 2014 Farm Science Review

    Aug 25, 2014

    With the passage of the 2014 farm bill, which authorizes U.S. agricultural and nutrition programs through 2018, major changes are coming to crop safety net programs, said Carl Zulauf, an AEDE agricultural economist. Zulauf will field farm bill questions on Sept. 16, 17 and 18 during the "Question the Authorities" sessions at the 2014 Farm Science Review. 

  7. Ohio State Expert to Offer Grain Outlook during 2014 Farm Science Review

    Aug 20, 2014

    “There is little doubt that 2014 corn and soybean yields will break records. The main question is by how much,” said AEDE's Matt Roberts. Roberts will answer questions on Sept. 16 and 17 during the "Question the Authorities" sessions at the 2014 Farm Science Review.

  8. Expert to Field Questions on Crop Budgets, Farmland Prices and Rental Rates at the 2014 Farm Science Review

    Aug 14, 2014

    While cropland values in Ohio increased in the past two years, they have remained flat, and in some cases declined depending on the land class, in 2014, Barry Ward, an AEDE economist and production business management leader for Ohio State University Extension recently said.
  9. Meetings to help farmers navigate new farm bill dairy programs

    Aug 11, 2014

    Dairy and agriculture economists and policy experts with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will hold meetings across the state as part of an effort to help farmers learn more about the 2014 farm bill and how it can impact dairy producers. AEDE's Cameron Thraen will participate. 

  10. Free Farm Bill Briefings Scheduled to Help Producers Understand New Crop Insurance Programs

    Aug 4, 2014

    Farm Credit Mid-America, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and the USDA’s Farm Service Agency have organized a series of free farm bill briefings to help producers understand new crop insurance programs. The events will feature AEDE's Carl Zulauf and Jon Coppess from the University of Illinois.