APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 03/24/2017


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2001

  1. Year in Review: Our Export Competitors Increased Areage Despite Elimination of U.S. Acreage Set-Asides
  2. December 28, 2001 #76
  3. Year in Review: The Asian Crisis was not the Culprit in Farm Price/Income Problems
  4. December 21, 2001 #75
  5. Disconnection Between Agricultural Production and Consumption Needs
  6. December 14, 2001 #74
  7. Would a $2.08 Loan Rate for Corn Persuade You to Increase Your Production?
  8. December 7, 2001 #73

November 2001

  1. Reader Proposes $10 Billion a Year Farm Program
  2. November 30, 2001 #72
  3. GMOs: Let Consumers Decide
  4. November 23, 2001 #71
  5. Do Acreage Reduction Programs Restrict Farm Income?
  6. November 16, 2001 #70
  7. Dayton Farm Bill Proposal Introduces Issue of Production Controls
  8. November 9, 2001 #69
  9. Harkin Unveils Some Details of Farm Bill Proposal
  10. November 2, 2001 #68

October 2001

  1. Lugar Lobs Proposal into Farm Bill Debate
  2. October 26, 2001 #67
  3. Senate Ag Committee Resists Pressure to Adopt House Farm Bill
  4. October 19, 2001 #66
  5. Surprise! Domestic Crop Demand Outpaces Population Growth and Export Demand
  6. October 12, 200 #65
  7. Farm Bill Bipartisanship; But One Chamber at a Time
  8. October 5, 2001 #64

September 2001

  1. Deciphering USDA's Farm Policy Perspective
  2. September 28, 2001 #63
  3. GMOs: Blowin’ in the Wind
  4. September 21, 2001 #62
  5. Where Does Conservation Fit in the New Budget Ballgame?
  6. September 14, 2001 #61
  7. U.S. Corn Exports Show Little Effect from Exchange Rates
  8. September 7, 2001 #60

August 2001

  1. Exchange Rates: Are They the Soybean Market’s Whipping Boy or Culprit?
  2. August 31, 2001 #59
  3. Proposed Farm Bill: Looking in on Bedfellows
  4. August 24, 2001 #58
  5. House Proposal’s Conservation Sections Designed to Attract Farm and Non-Farm Support
  6. August 17, 2001 #57
  7. Ag Committee Seeks “Coalition of Interests” With Farm Bill Proposal
  8. August 10, 2001 #56
  9. House Ag Committee Races to Capture “Reserve Account” Funds
  10. August 03, 2001 #55

July 2001

  1. House Ag Committee Farm Bill Proposal Includes Counter-Cyclical Payments
  2. July 27, 2001 #54
  3. The United States as the Residual Supplier of Crops
  4. July 20, 2001 #53
  5. The Importance of International Supply Growth
  6. July 13, 2001 #52
  7. A Walk on the Supply Side
  8. July 6, 2001 #51

June 2001

  1. Have Exchange Rates Affected Brazilian Exports?
  2. June 29, 2001 #50
  3. Clearing the Market Appears to be Argentina's Export Policy
  4. June 22, 2001 #49
  5. Argentina’s Net Exports NOT South of Brazil(’s)
  6. June 15, 2001 #48
  7. Data Do Not Always Support Conventional Wisdom
  8. June 08, 2001 #47
  9. Our Export Competitors Harvest 36 Million More Acres Following 1996 FB
  10. June 01, 2001 #46

May 2001

  1. News Flash: World Demand for Grain Increased During Years of Asian Crisis
  2. May 18, 2001 #45
  3. Farm Policy or Agribusiness Policy
  4. May 11, 2001 #44
  5. Just the Check Please
  6. May 4, 2001 #43

April 2001

  1. Switch to a Niche and Other Options
  2. Apr 27, 2001 #42
  3. Let the Weather Do It
  4. Apr 20, 2001 #41
  5. Low Commodity Prices and Wiring the Production Throttle Wide Open
  6. Apr 13, 2001 #40
  7. Total Crop Demand Increases Very Little When Prices Decline Contributing Little to Market Self-Correction
  8. Apr 6, 2001 #39

March 2001

  1. Farm Policy Debaters Need to Identify Source of Price and Income Problems in Crop Agriculture Before Proposing Solutions
  2. Mar 30, 2001 #38
  3. Are We Prescribing Policy Without Knowing the Disease?
  4. Mar 23, 2001 #37
  5. Data Safari Shows That World Crop Demand Actually INCREASED During Last Four Years
  6. Mar 16, 2001 #36
  7. Straining at Gnats while Being Trampled by Elephants: Reduced Asian Demand vs. Increased Production
  8. Mar 9, 2001 #35
  9. The Asian Crisis and the Corn Market
  10. Mar 2, 2001 #34

February 2001

  1. The Asian Crisis and Soybean Markets
  2. Feb 23, 2001 #33
  3. The Asian Crisis and Rice Markets
  4. Feb 16, 2001 #32
  5. The Asian Crisis was Non-Event for World Wheat Markets
  6. Feb 9, 2001 #31
  7. Did the Asian Crisis Play a Role in the Sharp Decline in Cotton Pieces?
  8. Feb 2, 2001 #30

January 2001

  1. Impressions vs. reality: A Look at the First Two Years of the FAIR Act
  2. Jan 26, 2001 #29
  3. How Did the 1996 Farm Bill Come To Be: Short-Term Influences
  4. Jan 19, 2001 #28
  5. How did the 1996 Farm Bill Come To Be: Long-Term Influences
  6. Jan 12, 2001 #27
  7. Biobased fuels: Could Their Growth Have an Impact on Crop Agriculture?
  8. Jan 5, 2001 #26

 

 


December 2001

  1. Year in Review: Our Export Competitors Increased Areage Despite Elimination of U.S. Acreage Set-Asides
  2. December 28, 2001 #76
  3. Year in Review: The Asian Crisis was not the Culprit in Farm Price/Income Problems
  4. December 21, 2001 #75
  5. Disconnection Between Agricultural Production and Consumption Needs
  6. December 14, 2001 #74
  7. Would a $2.08 Loan Rate for Corn Persuade You to Increase Your Production?
  8. December 7, 2001 #73

November 2001

  1. Reader Proposes $10 Billion a Year Farm Program
  2. November 30, 2001 #72
  3. GMOs: Let Consumers Decide
  4. November 23, 2001 #71
  5. Do Acreage Reduction Programs Restrict Farm Income?
  6. November 16, 2001 #70
  7. Dayton Farm Bill Proposal Introduces Issue of Production Controls
  8. November 9, 2001 #69
  9. Harkin Unveils Some Details of Farm Bill Proposal
  10. November 2, 2001 #68

October 2001

  1. Lugar Lobs Proposal into Farm Bill Debate
  2. October 26, 2001 #67
  3. Senate Ag Committee Resists Pressure to Adopt House Farm Bill
  4. October 19, 2001 #66
  5. Surprise! Domestic Crop Demand Outpaces Population Growth and Export Demand
  6. October 12, 200 #65
  7. Farm Bill Bipartisanship; But One Chamber at a Time
  8. October 5, 2001 #64

September 2001

  1. Deciphering USDA's Farm Policy Perspective
  2. September 28, 2001 #63
  3. GMOs: Blowin’ in the Wind
  4. September 21, 2001 #62
  5. Where Does Conservation Fit in the New Budget Ballgame?
  6. September 14, 2001 #61
  7. U.S. Corn Exports Show Little Effect from Exchange Rates
  8. September 7, 2001 #60

August 2001

  1. Exchange Rates: Are They the Soybean Market’s Whipping Boy or Culprit?
  2. August 31, 2001 #59
  3. Proposed Farm Bill: Looking in on Bedfellows
  4. August 24, 2001 #58
  5. House Proposal’s Conservation Sections Designed to Attract Farm and Non-Farm Support
  6. August 17, 2001 #57
  7. Ag Committee Seeks “Coalition of Interests” With Farm Bill Proposal
  8. August 10, 2001 #56
  9. House Ag Committee Races to Capture “Reserve Account” Funds
  10. August 03, 2001 #55

July 2001

  1. House Ag Committee Farm Bill Proposal Includes Counter-Cyclical Payments
  2. July 27, 2001 #54
  3. The United States as the Residual Supplier of Crops
  4. July 20, 2001 #53
  5. The Importance of International Supply Growth
  6. July 13, 2001 #52
  7. A Walk on the Supply Side
  8. July 6, 2001 #51

June 2001

  1. Have Exchange Rates Affected Brazilian Exports?
  2. June 29, 2001 #50
  3. Clearing the Market Appears to be Argentina's Export Policy
  4. June 22, 2001 #49
  5. Argentina’s Net Exports NOT South of Brazil(’s)
  6. June 15, 2001 #48
  7. Data Do Not Always Support Conventional Wisdom
  8. June 08, 2001 #47
  9. Our Export Competitors Harvest 36 Million More Acres Following 1996 FB
  10. June 01, 2001 #46

May 2001

  1. News Flash: World Demand for Grain Increased During Years of Asian Crisis
  2. May 18, 2001 #45
  3. Farm Policy or Agribusiness Policy
  4. May 11, 2001 #44
  5. Just the Check Please
  6. May 4, 2001 #43

April 2001

  1. Switch to a Niche and Other Options
  2. Apr 27, 2001 #42
  3. Let the Weather Do It
  4. Apr 20, 2001 #41
  5. Low Commodity Prices and Wiring the Production Throttle Wide Open
  6. Apr 13, 2001 #40
  7. Total Crop Demand Increases Very Little When Prices Decline Contributing Little to Market Self-Correction
  8. Apr 6, 2001 #39

March 2001

  1. Farm Policy Debaters Need to Identify Source of Price and Income Problems in Crop Agriculture Before Proposing Solutions
  2. Mar 30, 2001 #38
  3. Are We Prescribing Policy Without Knowing the Disease?
  4. Mar 23, 2001 #37
  5. Data Safari Shows That World Crop Demand Actually INCREASED During Last Four Years
  6. Mar 16, 2001 #36
  7. Straining at Gnats while Being Trampled by Elephants: Reduced Asian Demand vs. Increased Production
  8. Mar 9, 2001 #35
  9. The Asian Crisis and the Corn Market
  10. Mar 2, 2001 #34

February 2001

  1. The Asian Crisis and Soybean Markets
  2. Feb 23, 2001 #33
  3. The Asian Crisis and Rice Markets
  4. Feb 16, 2001 #32
  5. The Asian Crisis was Non-Event for World Wheat Markets
  6. Feb 9, 2001 #31
  7. Did the Asian Crisis Play a Role in the Sharp Decline in Cotton Pieces?
  8. Feb 2, 2001 #30

January 2001

  1. Impressions vs. reality: A Look at the First Two Years of the FAIR Act
  2. Jan 26, 2001 #29
  3. How Did the 1996 Farm Bill Come To Be: Short-Term Influences
  4. Jan 19, 2001 #28
  5. How did the 1996 Farm Bill Come To Be: Long-Term Influences
  6. Jan 12, 2001 #27
  7. Biobased fuels: Could Their Growth Have an Impact on Crop Agriculture?
  8. Jan 5, 2001 #26

 


December 2001

  1. Year in Review: Our Export Competitors Increased Areage Despite Elimination of U.S. Acreage Set-Asides
  2. December 28, 2001 #76
  3. Year in Review: The Asian Crisis was not the Culprit in Farm Price/Income Problems
  4. December 21, 2001 #75
  5. Disconnection Between Agricultural Production and Consumption Needs
  6. December 14, 2001 #74
  7. Would a $2.08 Loan Rate for Corn Persuade You to Increase Your Production?
  8. December 7, 2001 #73

November 2001

  1. Reader Proposes $10 Billion a Year Farm Program
  2. November 30, 2001 #72
  3. GMOs: Let Consumers Decide
  4. November 23, 2001 #71
  5. Do Acreage Reduction Programs Restrict Farm Income?
  6. November 16, 2001 #70
  7. Dayton Farm Bill Proposal Introduces Issue of Production Controls
  8. November 9, 2001 #69
  9. Harkin Unveils Some Details of Farm Bill Proposal
  10. November 2, 2001 #68

October 2001

  1. Lugar Lobs Proposal into Farm Bill Debate
  2. October 26, 2001 #67
  3. Senate Ag Committee Resists Pressure to Adopt House Farm Bill
  4. October 19, 2001 #66
  5. Surprise! Domestic Crop Demand Outpaces Population Growth and Export Demand
  6. October 12, 200 #65
  7. Farm Bill Bipartisanship; But One Chamber at a Time
  8. October 5, 2001 #64

September 2001

  1. Deciphering USDA's Farm Policy Perspective
  2. September 28, 2001 #63
  3. GMOs: Blowin’ in the Wind
  4. September 21, 2001 #62
  5. Where Does Conservation Fit in the New Budget Ballgame?
  6. September 14, 2001 #61
  7. U.S. Corn Exports Show Little Effect from Exchange Rates
  8. September 7, 2001 #60

August 2001

  1. Exchange Rates: Are They the Soybean Market’s Whipping Boy or Culprit?
  2. August 31, 2001 #59
  3. Proposed Farm Bill: Looking in on Bedfellows
  4. August 24, 2001 #58
  5. House Proposal’s Conservation Sections Designed to Attract Farm and Non-Farm Support
  6. August 17, 2001 #57
  7. Ag Committee Seeks “Coalition of Interests” With Farm Bill Proposal
  8. August 10, 2001 #56
  9. House Ag Committee Races to Capture “Reserve Account” Funds
  10. August 03, 2001 #55

July 2001

  1. House Ag Committee Farm Bill Proposal Includes Counter-Cyclical Payments
  2. July 27, 2001 #54
  3. The United States as the Residual Supplier of Crops
  4. July 20, 2001 #53
  5. The Importance of International Supply Growth
  6. July 13, 2001 #52
  7. A Walk on the Supply Side
  8. July 6, 2001 #51

June 2001

  1. Have Exchange Rates Affected Brazilian Exports?
  2. June 29, 2001 #50
  3. Clearing the Market Appears to be Argentina's Export Policy
  4. June 22, 2001 #49
  5. Argentina’s Net Exports NOT South of Brazil(’s)
  6. June 15, 2001 #48
  7. Data Do Not Always Support Conventional Wisdom
  8. June 08, 2001 #47
  9. Our Export Competitors Harvest 36 Million More Acres Following 1996 FB
  10. June 01, 2001 #46

May 2001

  1. News Flash: World Demand for Grain Increased During Years of Asian Crisis
  2. May 18, 2001 #45
  3. Farm Policy or Agribusiness Policy
  4. May 11, 2001 #44
  5. Just the Check Please
  6. May 4, 2001 #43

April 2001

  1. Switch to a Niche and Other Options
  2. Apr 27, 2001 #42
  3. Let the Weather Do It
  4. Apr 20, 2001 #41
  5. Low Commodity Prices and Wiring the Production Throttle Wide Open
  6. Apr 13, 2001 #40
  7. Total Crop Demand Increases Very Little When Prices Decline Contributing Little to Market Self-Correction
  8. Apr 6, 2001 #39

March 2001

  1. Farm Policy Debaters Need to Identify Source of Price and Income Problems in Crop Agriculture Before Proposing Solutions
  2. Mar 30, 2001 #38
  3. Are We Prescribing Policy Without Knowing the Disease?
  4. Mar 23, 2001 #37
  5. Data Safari Shows That World Crop Demand Actually INCREASED During Last Four Years
  6. Mar 16, 2001 #36
  7. Straining at Gnats while Being Trampled by Elephants: Reduced Asian Demand vs. Increased Production
  8. Mar 9, 2001 #35
  9. The Asian Crisis and the Corn Market
  10. Mar 2, 2001 #34

February 2001

  1. The Asian Crisis and Soybean Markets
  2. Feb 23, 2001 #33
  3. The Asian Crisis and Rice Markets
  4. Feb 16, 2001 #32
  5. The Asian Crisis was Non-Event for World Wheat Markets
  6. Feb 9, 2001 #31
  7. Did the Asian Crisis Play a Role in the Sharp Decline in Cotton Pieces?
  8. Feb 2, 2001 #30

January 2001

  1. Impressions vs. reality: A Look at the First Two Years of the FAIR Act
  2. Jan 26, 2001 #29
  3. How Did the 1996 Farm Bill Come To Be: Short-Term Influences
  4. Jan 19, 2001 #28
  5. How did the 1996 Farm Bill Come To Be: Long-Term Influences
  6. Jan 12, 2001 #27
  7. Biobased fuels: Could Their Growth Have an Impact on Crop Agriculture?
  8. Jan 5, 2001 #26