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.
Dr. Mark Partridge, an Ohio State University economist, worries that the partial shutdown of the federal government and a fight over the debt ceiling looming in Washington, D.C. has overshadowed discussion about the potentially devastating impacts of an earlier fight -- the sequestration deal that went into effect earlier this year.
This summer several Ohio State students are interning with the city of Columbus in the Environmental Steward’s Office, a division of the Mayor’s Office, to help the city improve sustainability in Ohio’s capital. Two of the interns, Harrison Morgenstern and Alexandra Kueller, are students enrolled in Ohio State’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) undergraduate program.
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.
Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative, which is directed by AEDE's Dr. Brent Sohngen, has awarded three outstanding Ohio State doctoral students research grants for use during the summer of 2013. The grant funding will be used by the students for new research related to environmental policy.
AEDE graduate student John Newton was recently offered a prestigious fellowship to work with the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry during the summer of 2013. The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry works on a number of federal policy proposals related to the nation’s food and energy resources, including the 2013 farm bill.
AEDE Associate Professor Cameron Thraen and PhD student John Newton released new analysis this week evaluating the potential financial benefits and costs associated with the two major dairy safety net policy proposals being debated as part of the dairy subtitle of the 2013 farm bill.