APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 02/17/2017


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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1) Full attribution to Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, Knoxville, TN;

2) An email sent to hdschaffer@utk.edu indicating how often you intend on running the column and your total circulation. Also, please send one copy of the first issue with the column in it to Harwood Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, 1708 Capistrano Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922.

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December 2004

  1. The CRP and the Negative Impact on Rural Communities
  2. December 31, 2004 #230
  3. $1.63 corn: Does that market signal mean we need fewer CRP acres?
  4. December 24, 2004 #229
  5. Adam Smith and the CRP
  6. December 17, 2004 #228
  7. U.S. trade balance goes south
  8. December 10, 2004 #227
  9. Devolution: A desirable revolution or impossible solution
  10. December 3, 2004 #226

November 2004

  1. Next Farm Bill: States in charge of commodity policy?
  2. November 26, 2004 #225
  3. Adding to the peril of soybean farming
  4. November 19, 2004 #224
  5. Whence low prices? High payments or the lack of an effective throttle?
  6. November 12, 2004 #223
  7. Export measures often need to be put into context to reflect reality
  8. November 5, 2004 #222

October 2004

  1. Tobacco quota buyout is just the beginning
  2. October 29, 2004 #221
  3. Tobacco Quota Buyout
  4. October 22, 2004 #220
  5. Agriculture reaps benefits from new tax law
  6. October 15, 2004 #219
  7. Can we build on agriculture's energy emphasis to create a full-blown farm/energy policy?
  8. October 8, 2004 #218
  9. Nothing intensifies food security concerns like food unavailability
  10. October 1, 2004 #217

September 2004

  1. Japan's 21-year aid program helped put Brazil on the soybean map
  2. September 24, 2004 #216
  3. Cotton trade dispute ruling released: U. S. must make changes
  4. September 17, 2004 #215
  5. Rabobank: A Farm Credit Services of America replacement?
  6. September 10, 2004 #214
  7. Bioenergy: Ethanol, biodiesel, and a bunch of other stuff
  8. September 3, 2004 #213

August 2004

  1. Early frost in northern low-lying areas may trim corn and bean potential
  2. August 27, 2004 #212
  3. Corn crop ain't known until it's known
  4. August 20, 2004 #211
  5. BSE Testing Update
  6. August 13, 2004 #210
  7. WTO Framework Approved
  8. August 6, 2004 #209

July 2004

  1. The follies of basing farm policy on world numbers
  2. July 30, 2004 #208
  3. WTO Director tries to resuscitate trade negotiations
  4. July 23, 2004 #207
  5. 95 percent of food consumers outside the U.S. but also 99 percent of farm population
  6. July 16, 2004 #206
  7. On communicating USDA preliminary BSE test results: announcements or leaks
  8. July 9, 2004 #205
  9. Farm export optimism and upgrading Mississippi locks and dams
  10. July 2, 2004 #204

June 2004

  1. Have land prices peaked?
  2. June 25, 2004 #203
  3. Monsanto vs. Percy Schmeiser: The Canadian Supreme Court rules
  4. June 18, 2004 #202
  5. Localized markets: The future of U.S. agriculture?
  6. June 11, 2004 #201
  7. China: Will they or won't they?
  8. June 4, 2004 #200

May 2004

  1. The Mad Cow story has more twists and turns
  2. May 28,2004 #199
  3. Payments to farmers a fraction of total ag support in OECD countries
  4. May 21, 2004 #198
  5. When is $318 billion not $318 billion?
  6. May 14, 2004 #197
  7. BSE testing: What does the customer want
  8. May 7, 2004 #196

April 2004

  1. Whatever happened to "An abundance of caution?"
  2. April 30, 2004 #195
  3. GMO crops - Who is responsible for the consequences of pollen drift?
  4. April 23, 2004 #194
  5. Changes over time
  6. April 16, 2004 #193
  7. Short-term price spikes often have long-term consequences
  8. April 8, 2004 #192
  9. Whence the high prices?
  10. April 3, 2004 #191

March 2004

  1. What is an agricultural subsidy?
  2. March 26, 2004 #190
  3. Subsidies and Demand
  4. March 19, 2004 #189
  5. Subsidies and production
  6. March 12, 2004 #188
  7. Policy development begins with an understanding of the problem to be solved
  8. March 5, 2004 #187

February 2004

  1. Rural policy is umbrella for a number of specific policies
  2. February 27, 2004 #186
  3. Rural Development Policy Is Not A Substitute for Commodity Policy
  4. February 20, 2004 #185
  5. Concreteness is often misplaced
  6. February 13, 2004 #184
  7. Jobless recovery: Another example of the fallacy of composition?
  8. February 6, 2004 #183

January 2004

  1. Building a wall of protection against the spread of disease
  2. January 30, 2004 #182
  3. Questions, Questions, We Have Questions
  4. January 23, 2004 #181
  5. Changes in Iowa farms
  6. January 16, 2004 #180
  7. Is it "hysteria" or "an abundance of caution"?
  8. January 9, 2004 #179
  9. Mad Cow: Unwelcome Christmas news
  10. January 2, 2004 #178

 

 


December 2004

  1. The CRP and the Negative Impact on Rural Communities
  2. December 31, 2004 #230
  3. $1.63 corn: Does that market signal mean we need fewer CRP acres?
  4. December 24, 2004 #229
  5. Adam Smith and the CRP
  6. December 17, 2004 #228
  7. U.S. trade balance goes south
  8. December 10, 2004 #227
  9. Devolution: A desirable revolution or impossible solution
  10. December 3, 2004 #226

November 2004

  1. Next Farm Bill: States in charge of commodity policy?
  2. November 26, 2004 #225
  3. Adding to the peril of soybean farming
  4. November 19, 2004 #224
  5. Whence low prices? High payments or the lack of an effective throttle?
  6. November 12, 2004 #223
  7. Export measures often need to be put into context to reflect reality
  8. November 5, 2004 #222

October 2004

  1. Tobacco quota buyout is just the beginning
  2. October 29, 2004 #221
  3. Tobacco Quota Buyout
  4. October 22, 2004 #220
  5. Agriculture reaps benefits from new tax law
  6. October 15, 2004 #219
  7. Can we build on agriculture's energy emphasis to create a full-blown farm/energy policy?
  8. October 8, 2004 #218
  9. Nothing intensifies food security concerns like food unavailability
  10. October 1, 2004 #217

September 2004

  1. Japan's 21-year aid program helped put Brazil on the soybean map
  2. September 24, 2004 #216
  3. Cotton trade dispute ruling released: U. S. must make changes
  4. September 17, 2004 #215
  5. Rabobank: A Farm Credit Services of America replacement?
  6. September 10, 2004 #214
  7. Bioenergy: Ethanol, biodiesel, and a bunch of other stuff
  8. September 3, 2004 #213

August 2004

  1. Early frost in northern low-lying areas may trim corn and bean potential
  2. August 27, 2004 #212
  3. Corn crop ain't known until it's known
  4. August 20, 2004 #211
  5. BSE Testing Update
  6. August 13, 2004 #210
  7. WTO Framework Approved
  8. August 6, 2004 #209

July 2004

  1. The follies of basing farm policy on world numbers
  2. July 30, 2004 #208
  3. WTO Director tries to resuscitate trade negotiations
  4. July 23, 2004 #207
  5. 95 percent of food consumers outside the U.S. but also 99 percent of farm population
  6. July 16, 2004 #206
  7. On communicating USDA preliminary BSE test results: announcements or leaks
  8. July 9, 2004 #205
  9. Farm export optimism and upgrading Mississippi locks and dams
  10. July 2, 2004 #204

June 2004

  1. Have land prices peaked?
  2. June 25, 2004 #203
  3. Monsanto vs. Percy Schmeiser: The Canadian Supreme Court rules
  4. June 18, 2004 #202
  5. Localized markets: The future of U.S. agriculture?
  6. June 11, 2004 #201
  7. China: Will they or won't they?
  8. June 4, 2004 #200

May 2004

  1. The Mad Cow story has more twists and turns
  2. May 28,2004 #199
  3. Payments to farmers a fraction of total ag support in OECD countries
  4. May 21, 2004 #198
  5. When is $318 billion not $318 billion?
  6. May 14, 2004 #197
  7. BSE testing: What does the customer want
  8. May 7, 2004 #196

April 2004

  1. Whatever happened to "An abundance of caution?"
  2. April 30, 2004 #195
  3. GMO crops - Who is responsible for the consequences of pollen drift?
  4. April 23, 2004 #194
  5. Changes over time
  6. April 16, 2004 #193
  7. Short-term price spikes often have long-term consequences
  8. April 8, 2004 #192
  9. Whence the high prices?
  10. April 3, 2004 #191

March 2004

  1. What is an agricultural subsidy?
  2. March 26, 2004 #190
  3. Subsidies and Demand
  4. March 19, 2004 #189
  5. Subsidies and production
  6. March 12, 2004 #188
  7. Policy development begins with an understanding of the problem to be solved
  8. March 5, 2004 #187

February 2004

  1. Rural policy is umbrella for a number of specific policies
  2. February 27, 2004 #186
  3. Rural Development Policy Is Not A Substitute for Commodity Policy
  4. February 20, 2004 #185
  5. Concreteness is often misplaced
  6. February 13, 2004 #184
  7. Jobless recovery: Another example of the fallacy of composition?
  8. February 6, 2004 #183

January 2004

  1. Building a wall of protection against the spread of disease
  2. January 30, 2004 #182
  3. Questions, Questions, We Have Questions
  4. January 23, 2004 #181
  5. Changes in Iowa farms
  6. January 16, 2004 #180
  7. Is it "hysteria" or "an abundance of caution"?
  8. January 9, 2004 #179
  9. Mad Cow: Unwelcome Christmas news
  10. January 2, 2004 #178

 


December 2004

  1. The CRP and the Negative Impact on Rural Communities
  2. December 31, 2004 #230
  3. $1.63 corn: Does that market signal mean we need fewer CRP acres?
  4. December 24, 2004 #229
  5. Adam Smith and the CRP
  6. December 17, 2004 #228
  7. U.S. trade balance goes south
  8. December 10, 2004 #227
  9. Devolution: A desirable revolution or impossible solution
  10. December 3, 2004 #226

November 2004

  1. Next Farm Bill: States in charge of commodity policy?
  2. November 26, 2004 #225
  3. Adding to the peril of soybean farming
  4. November 19, 2004 #224
  5. Whence low prices? High payments or the lack of an effective throttle?
  6. November 12, 2004 #223
  7. Export measures often need to be put into context to reflect reality
  8. November 5, 2004 #222

October 2004

  1. Tobacco quota buyout is just the beginning
  2. October 29, 2004 #221
  3. Tobacco Quota Buyout
  4. October 22, 2004 #220
  5. Agriculture reaps benefits from new tax law
  6. October 15, 2004 #219
  7. Can we build on agriculture's energy emphasis to create a full-blown farm/energy policy?
  8. October 8, 2004 #218
  9. Nothing intensifies food security concerns like food unavailability
  10. October 1, 2004 #217

September 2004

  1. Japan's 21-year aid program helped put Brazil on the soybean map
  2. September 24, 2004 #216
  3. Cotton trade dispute ruling released: U. S. must make changes
  4. September 17, 2004 #215
  5. Rabobank: A Farm Credit Services of America replacement?
  6. September 10, 2004 #214
  7. Bioenergy: Ethanol, biodiesel, and a bunch of other stuff
  8. September 3, 2004 #213

August 2004

  1. Early frost in northern low-lying areas may trim corn and bean potential
  2. August 27, 2004 #212
  3. Corn crop ain't known until it's known
  4. August 20, 2004 #211
  5. BSE Testing Update
  6. August 13, 2004 #210
  7. WTO Framework Approved
  8. August 6, 2004 #209

July 2004

  1. The follies of basing farm policy on world numbers
  2. July 30, 2004 #208
  3. WTO Director tries to resuscitate trade negotiations
  4. July 23, 2004 #207
  5. 95 percent of food consumers outside the U.S. but also 99 percent of farm population
  6. July 16, 2004 #206
  7. On communicating USDA preliminary BSE test results: announcements or leaks
  8. July 9, 2004 #205
  9. Farm export optimism and upgrading Mississippi locks and dams
  10. July 2, 2004 #204

June 2004

  1. Have land prices peaked?
  2. June 25, 2004 #203
  3. Monsanto vs. Percy Schmeiser: The Canadian Supreme Court rules
  4. June 18, 2004 #202
  5. Localized markets: The future of U.S. agriculture?
  6. June 11, 2004 #201
  7. China: Will they or won't they?
  8. June 4, 2004 #200

May 2004

  1. The Mad Cow story has more twists and turns
  2. May 28,2004 #199
  3. Payments to farmers a fraction of total ag support in OECD countries
  4. May 21, 2004 #198
  5. When is $318 billion not $318 billion?
  6. May 14, 2004 #197
  7. BSE testing: What does the customer want
  8. May 7, 2004 #196

April 2004

  1. Whatever happened to "An abundance of caution?"
  2. April 30, 2004 #195
  3. GMO crops - Who is responsible for the consequences of pollen drift?
  4. April 23, 2004 #194
  5. Changes over time
  6. April 16, 2004 #193
  7. Short-term price spikes often have long-term consequences
  8. April 8, 2004 #192
  9. Whence the high prices?
  10. April 3, 2004 #191

March 2004

  1. What is an agricultural subsidy?
  2. March 26, 2004 #190
  3. Subsidies and Demand
  4. March 19, 2004 #189
  5. Subsidies and production
  6. March 12, 2004 #188
  7. Policy development begins with an understanding of the problem to be solved
  8. March 5, 2004 #187

February 2004

  1. Rural policy is umbrella for a number of specific policies
  2. February 27, 2004 #186
  3. Rural Development Policy Is Not A Substitute for Commodity Policy
  4. February 20, 2004 #185
  5. Concreteness is often misplaced
  6. February 13, 2004 #184
  7. Jobless recovery: Another example of the fallacy of composition?
  8. February 6, 2004 #183

January 2004

  1. Building a wall of protection against the spread of disease
  2. January 30, 2004 #182
  3. Questions, Questions, We Have Questions
  4. January 23, 2004 #181
  5. Changes in Iowa farms
  6. January 16, 2004 #180
  7. Is it "hysteria" or "an abundance of caution"?
  8. January 9, 2004 #179
  9. Mad Cow: Unwelcome Christmas news
  10. January 2, 2004 #178