Agricultural Economics

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. AEDE Faculty and Students Present Research at the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting

    Jul 29, 2014

    Each summer one of the most highly anticipated events for AEDE’s faculty and students takes place: the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). AAEA is the premier professional organization for agricultural and applied economists working in the U.S. At this year’s meeting, which was held from July 27-29 in Minneapolis, nearly 20 AEDE faculty and students presented their research. 

  8. Survey Finds Rising Custom Farm Work Rates in Ohio

    Jul 16, 2014

    In a recent statewide survey of Ohio farmers, farm managers, landowners and farm equipment operators, Barry Ward found that, on average, custom farm work rates in the state of Ohio are rising. The survey findings are used by agriculture professionals to understand current market rates for farm services. 

  9. New Farm Bill Dairy Producer Educational Tool to be Launched with Funding from USDA – AEDE Dairy Economist to Aid in Development

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said that as part of the implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, it will award $6 million in funding to universities and cooperative state extension services to prepare farmers for new Farm Bill programs. Cameron Thraen is among a group of experts nationwide who will help to develop educational materials targeted at dairy producers.

  10. Department Awards $56,350 in Scholarship Money to 24 AEDE Undergrads for 2014-2015 Academic Year

    May 20, 2014

    As part of the $3.8 million in scholarship funds awarded by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to its students each year, this year AEDE offered more than $56,000 in scholarship money to 24 Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrads. AEDE scholarship funding is provided by a wide array of generous organizations and individuals.