Growers wanting to brush up on their grain marketing skills or those who want to learn how to improve their farm operation’s profitability can participate in a series of online grain marketing courses taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, including AEDE's Matt Roberts. Grain Marketing in Challenging Times will be offered Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3.
While coal prices in the U.S. have risen slightly in the past year, they are still below historical highs, according to Matt Roberts, an AEDE commodities expert. However, Roberts says that due to the availability of other energy sources, consumers will not feel the pinch of these slight increases in coal rates on their wallets this winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How do you take the tools learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world scenarios to best prepare students for a career after college? AEDE Associate Professor Matt Roberts provides an answer to this question by engaging students to participate in the CME Group’s Commodity Trading Challenge.