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Farm Bill

  1. Initial Impressions of the Farm Bill

    Dec 19, 2018

    Yesterday, Ben Brown, Program Manager- Farm Management Program, and Dr. Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus, presented at the Ohio Grain Symposium. They shared a few initial oberservations and impressions on the upcoming bill.

  2. Farm Bill Expected to Meet Resistance

    May 7, 2018

    The first comprehensive proposal for a new federal farm bill calls for changes to payments to farmers when commodity prices dip or when they adopt environmentally friendly measures on their farms.

  3. Farm Bill Crop Safety Net Enrollment Deadlines Approaching

    Feb 25, 2015

    With deadlines set for enrollment in the 2014 farm bill’s crop programs in February and March, farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety net decisions, recently said AEDE's Carl Zulauf. These decisions are significant considering that enrollment in the farm bill’s crop programs will last through the life of the legislation, which will expire after the 2018 crop year.

  4. 12 Days of Experts: Farmers, Don’t Wait for New Year’s to Resolve Farm Bill Questions

    Dec 15, 2014

    Top New Year’s resolutions typically include pledges to lose weight, exercise more, get organized or quit smoking. But one New Year’s resolution farmers and farm land owners may want to include on their list is to make sure they understand all of the factors they should consider before making decisions about crop programs offered as part of the 2014 farm bill, according to AEDE professor Carl Zulauf.

  5. OSU Dairy Economist: Milk Prices, Global Export Demand and New Margin Protection Program Will Be Topics to Watch in 2015

    Dec 9, 2014

    U.S. milk production and dairy exports have increased significantly over the last decade, with an increase in milk production of 34 billion pounds from 2003 to 2014 and a dairy export increase of 25.7 billion pounds, said Cameron Thraen, AEDE associate professor, at the kickoff of the college’s 2014-2015 Agricultural Policy and Outlook series where he offered a dairy industry trends outlook for 2015. 

  6. 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.

  7. Panel Discussion at Farm Science Review to Focus on New Programs in the Farm Bill

    Sep 10, 2014

    As growers consider their options under the new provisions of the 2014 farm bill, several AEDE economists will discuss what the changes mean for farmers during this year’s Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. Matthew Roberts, Carl Zulauf and Barry Ward will participate in the discussion with Jim Mintert from Purdue University. 

  8. USDA Launches New Dairy Decision Tool that Ohio State Economist Helped Develop

    Sep 9, 2014

    A new online tool designed to assist dairy producers in understanding coverage options under the new farm bill was developed by a Cameron Thraen, an AEDE dairy economist, with colleagues from the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.