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.
New analysis from Mark Partridge and Clare Cho finds that the number of authorized stores in Ohio that serve participants in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has not followed a consistent growth pattern in the state to match program enrollment, possibly impacting the program’s ability to meet the needs of participants.
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.
Research from Cameron Thraen will be featured in a webinar from 8 to 9 a.m. March 26 designed to offer dairy producers training on how the new dairy title in the 2014 farm bill will impact their agricultural businesses. The webinar will review the new dairy producer income-over-feed-cost margin protection program, which represents the most comprehensive reform to the U.S. federal dairy farm safety net seen in decades.
A dairy safety net alternative formulated recently by a pair of dairy economists at Ohio State is currently being discussed by lawmakers as a potential compromise to possibly end the dairy standoff that is one of the latest roadblocks in getting a new farm bill passed.
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.
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.
The defeat of the U.S. House farm bill on Thursday (6/20) over disagreements in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and costs associated with crop insurance and other farm subsidies could lead to another extension of some provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, similar to what happened last year after Congress could not agree on a new 2012 farm bill, Professor Carl Zulauf, an Ohio State University farm policy expert, recently said.