Carl Zulauf, an agricultural economist at AEDE, offered a comprehensive update of the 2013 farm bill process in a policy brief, which he presented to policymakers and others Nov. 25 during the college’s kickoff of its 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.