2022 food and ag outlook

Wondering what the outlook for the Ohio food and agricultural labor sector will be? Interested in learning more about what’s going to happen with the next U.S. Farm Bill? Or do you have questions regarding the U.S. trade policy and what the prospects are for agricultural trade? Or how about the trends and prospects of the agricultural commodity markets?

CFAES agricultural economists provided answers to these questions and more during the annual Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference focused on Ohio’s agricultural and food industry. Recordings of sessions presented at the conference are available to view at go.osu.edu/outlook2022. Each session includes detailed commentary from each agricultural economist, along with questions submitted by participants.

Sessions include:

  • “Consumers, Shopping, and Local Food: What’s Next?” presented by Zoë Plakias, a CFAES assistant professorof agricultural, environmental, and development economics.
  • “Now Hiring: An Ohio Food and Agricultural Labor Update,” presented by Margaret Jodlowski, a CFAES assistant professor of agricultural economics and policy.
  • “U.S. Trade Policy and Prospects for Agricultural Trade,” presented by Ian Sheldon, a CFAES professor and the Andersons Endowed Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy.
  • “Agricultural Commodity Markets: Trends and Prospects,” presented by Seungki Lee, a CFAES assistant professor of agricultural, environmental, and development economics.
  • “Ag Finance Recovery,” presented by Nathan Kauffman, the vice president and an Omaha branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  • “A Conversation About the Next U.S. Farm Bill,” presented by Jonathan Coppess, an assistant professor and the director of the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign.

CFAES agricultural economists Plakias, Jodlowski, Sheldon, and Lee are available to provide updated spring guidance on their presentations upon request, by contacting Holly Davis at davis.2345@osu.edu or 614-292-4253.