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08/12/2005 Family Fundamentals: Do Your Homework When You Invest for Retirement (August 2005) I want to learn more about investing for retirement, but where can I find trustworthy information? Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
02/17/2006 Family Fundamentals: Tax refunds offer way to pay debt, boost savings I’m anticipating a healthy tax refund this year. What’s the best financial advice on what to do with it? Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
06/01/2012 Researchers to Examine How Savings Programs Affect Childhood Hunger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Programs that encourage low-income families to save money for long-term goals and pull them out of poverty could ultimately decrease child hunger. But in the short-term, there's fear that participating in such programs could increase children's food insecurity as families divert some of their meager income into savings. Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
11/27/2001 Ohio Dairy Producers Could Earn More for Milk Under Proposed Price Change COLUMBUS, Ohio - A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to adjust the pricing rule for calculating butter and cheese may be beneficial for Ohio dairy producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
04/15/2004 Cheese Prices Go Whiz: Future prices hit record high COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shoppers filling their carts with milk, butter and cheese probably won't see the full impact of spiking milk prices paid to farmers. Suzanne Steel Cameron Thraen
03/02/2005 Federal Hearing First Stage in Future of Milk Revenues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Steps in the Mideast Federal Milk Market Order have been set in motion that are addressing the way Class I and Class II milk revenues are allocated back to milk producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
05/10/2007 Dairy Producers Seeing Historically High Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite last season's financial woes, U.S. dairy producers have been enjoying historically high milk prices this year, driven mainly by an international demand for products that non-U.S. markets have been unable to fill. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
10/30/2009 Long, Painful Recovery for U.S. Dairy Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a "state of normalcy" where production is more in balance with domestic demand. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
03/30/2009 Livestock Insurance Program Could Aid Struggling Dairy Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new livestock insurance program that pays out when milk income, minus the feed expenses, declines below a set level, could mean the difference between business survival or bankruptcy for struggling dairy producers. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
01/27/2009 Correction: Amid Falling Milk Prices, Payment Program to Aid Dairy Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With milk prices collapsing following two years of historical highs, an old dairy program reauthorized by the 2008 Farm Bill may aid dairy producers by adding additional income over the coming months. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen
03/06/2002 Ohio State Curriculum to Incorporate Animal Welfare Topics COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University educators believe stewardship of food animal production begins in the classroom, and they are taking a proactive approach to instill that responsibility in students. Candace Pollock Candace Pollock, James Kinder, Jeanne Osborne
03/15/2011 Higher Food, Commodity Prices Prompting Focus on Ag Policy, Research COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rising global demand, sporadic weather problems and other factors have been driving up commodity prices. American consumers might be feeling a pinch at the grocery store, but the impact in some parts of the world could be much more dramatic, according to an agricultural economist at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Carl Zulauf
07/01/2008 Ag Economist Summarizes Themes of New Farm Bill COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With over 600 pages and 15 titles, grasping a firm understanding of the 2008 Farm Bill can be a daunting task. But an Ohio State University agricultural economist has made things a bit easier. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
02/25/2008 Ag Economist Analyzes Farm Bill at Upcoming Farm Forum COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the 2008 Farm Bill draws closer to finality, one thing is certain: its fate is an uncertainty. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
04/11/2007 Yield Research Long-Term Solution to Biofuel Demands COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increased ethanol demand in the United States will most likely put strains on the agricultural sector -- from markets to the environment to crop production and food products. One Ohio State University agricultural economist suggests increasing expenditures on crop yield research to soften the blow of such impacts and keep the country internationally competitive. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
07/06/2011 June Plantings, Quarterly Stocks Reports Generally Bearish COLUMBUS, Ohio -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Plantings report released Thursday morning, U.S. farmers planted 1.5 million more corn acres than the market expected, said an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
06/30/2011 Markets Watching Tight Supplies, Question Demand Strength COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Volatility has been used to describe the grain markets with increasing frequency in recent years, and an Ohio State University agricultural economist expects the trend to continue throughout 2011. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Drought Adding A Wrinkle to Crop Marketing Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Drought conditions impacting over half of the contiguous United States are generating more market uncertainty than normal, which may make marketing decisions more difficult come harvest. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
08/29/2007 Farm Bill Debate Lined Up for Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- The 2007 Farm Bill will be a hot topic at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review, with university agricultural economists gathering for a panel discussion to help farmers interpret the language of the bill as it nears passage in Congress. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
08/05/2008 New Farm Bill Option Aids Producers in Managing Crop Risk COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid volatile markets, high crop prices and rising input costs, a different way of managing the revenue risk associated with producing field crops is being offered through the new Farm Bill. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
05/09/2002 Satellite Program Answers Farm Bill Questions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Now that Congress has passed the 2002 Farm Bill, Ohio producers, agri-businesses and related agricultural and natural resources agencies may have questions regarding its content and implications. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
11/09/2011 Farm Bill Proposals Mark ‘Evolutionary Change’ in Safety Net COLUMBUS, Ohio – After analyzing 10 major proposals circulating for the 2012 Farm Bill as of October, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said the proposals reflect a striking commonality in the philosophical changes underlying the debate over federal farm programs. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
10/26/2006 Survey Explores Farmers' Opinions of 2007 Farm Bill COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers may have varied opinions regarding polices and issues surrounding the 2007 Farm Bill, but they agree that the continuation of farm programs is important to their overall financial stability, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economic survey. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
06/01/2009 ACRE Extension a Benefit to Farmers, Especially Wheat Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm support program introduced in the 2008 Farm Bill. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Drought Adding A Wrinkle to Crop Marketing Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Drought conditions impacting over half of the contiguous United States are generating more market uncertainty than normal, which may make marketing decisions more difficult come harvest. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
12/18/2011 Biotechnology Only One Factor Behind Reduced Variation in US Crop Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the second of a series of papers discussing the impact of biotechnology on U.S. average crop yields, Ohio State University agricultural economist Carl Zulauf said that while “this study certainly doesn’t preclude biotechnology as an explanation for the decline in the variability of average yields for corn, cotton and soybeans, it does suggest more universal factors are likely occurring.” Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
12/18/2011 Biotechnology One Factor In Field Crop Yield Trends COLUMBUS, Ohio – While not a definitive study, one Ohio State University agricultural economist said statistical evidence on linear yield trends suggests that biotechnology could play a role in explaining increased yield trends for corn and soybeans over the past 15 years, even though the increase in yield trend is not large for these two crops. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
11/21/2012 Post 2012 Election: Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the election of 2012 over, it may be a good thing that the forthcoming debate over the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic budget cuts and tax increases coincides with the ongoing debate over the farm bill, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said. Tracy Turner Carl Zulauf
09/11/2002 Droughts Have Few Financial Impacts on Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - A drought may make a growing season seem pretty ugly for a grower - affecting crop performance that impacts production, shrinks yields and ultimately creates economic problems. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
08/25/2008 Deadlines Looming for Farmers Interested in Farm Bill Disaster Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers who normally don't insure small acreage crops, such as wheat, may want the protection, especially if they are considering participating in a new 2008 Farm Bill production disaster program. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf