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updated 04/21/2017


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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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 2006

  1. Clever money delivery systems
  2. December 29, 2006 #334
  3. The present formulation of the WTO issue is backwards
  4. December 29, 2006 #333
  5. Keeping food safe
  6. December 15, 2006 #332
  7. Policy for all seasons
  8. December 8, 2006 # 331
  9. Recent corn price swing: “Danged if you do” and “Danged if you don’t”
  10. December 1, 2006 # 330

November 2006

  1. Rural development programs do not protect crop producers’ bottom line
  2. November 24, 2006 #329
  3. We are no more prepared for an agricultural catastrophe than New Orleans was for Katrina
  4. November 17, 2006 #328
  5. 25 years of export competitiveness and what do you get…
  6. November 10, 2006 # 327
  7. Focus on farm income variability leads to “fire-insurance-like” policy alternatives
  8. November 3, 2006 # 326

October 2006

  1. Are the five oft-cited reasons for farm programs actually symptoms of a more basic reason
  2. October 27, 2006 #325
  3. Johanns’ “60 percent of farmers do not receive payments”—A case of correct answer to the wrong question?
  4. October 20, 2006 # 324
  5. Johanns’ “facts” divert attention from agriculture’s root policy problem?
  6. October 13, 2006 # 323
  7. Ethanol demand and the CRP
  8. October 6, 2006 # 322

September 2006

  1. National Grain and Feed Association decry possibility of profitable corn prices
  2. September 29, 2006 #321
  3. The ethanol euphoria
  4. September 22, 2006 #320
  5. WTO compliant policies may not address agriculture’s major problems
  6. September 15, 2006 #319
  7. Not all environmental programs may be WTO-compliant
  8. September 8, 2006 #318
  9. A 60% reduction in amber box payments? - Don’t worry, Be happy!
  10. September 1, 2006 #317

August 2006

  1. Agribusinesses practice inventory management, farmers should not (?)
  2. August 25, 2006 #316
  3. On accelerating without brakes
  4. August 18, 2006 #315
  5. Betting the farm on “market access”
  6. August 11, 2006 #314
  7. Farming the farm program, movin’ on up from the sandlots to the big leagues
  8. August 4, 2006 #313

July 2006

  1. Using LDPs flood markets and crash prices
  2. July 28, 2006 #312
  3. LDPs: Playing limbo by competing with oneself
  4. July 21, 2006 #311
  5. Washington Post: Farm program statutes and regs cause payment problems
  6. July 14, 2006 #310
  7. Pounding square pegs into round holes
  8. July 7, 2006 #309

June 2006

  1. African countries tell us what they want from Doha
  2. June 30, 2006 #308
  3. Johanns’ farmer story: A reflection of farmers’ behavior or a fairy-tale?
  4. June 23, 2006 #307
  5. Agriculture dominates many rural counties contrary to USDA designations
  6. June 16, 2006 #306
  7. How can it be? A NON-farm-dependent county derives 65% of economy from agriculture
  8. June 9, 2006 #305
  9. What do we mean when we talk about farming/agriculturally-dependent counties?
  10. June 2, 2006 #304

May 2006

  1. Proposed farm policy changes in the US vs. Brazil and Canada: Ships passing in the night
  2. May 26, 2006 #303
  3. Farm Crisis in Brazil: Farmers Block Roads
  4. May 19, 2006 #302
  5. Are you confused about WTO trade liberalization numbers?
  6. May 12, 2006 #301
  7. What is it that distorts markets?
  8. May 6, 2006 #300

April 2006

  1. Do “death taxes” cause the death of family farms?
  2. April 28, 2006 #299
  3. WTO Development Round misses the poorest of the poor?
  4. April 21,2006 #298
  5. Economic viability of the farm sector: Should it include spouses’ paycheck?
  6. April 14, 2006 #297
  7. Private and public Brazilian research organizations race to be the first to release Asian Rust tolerant soybeans
  8. April 7, 2006 #296

March 2006

  1. Today’s tropical soybean production was not biologically possible in mid-1970s
  2. March 31, 2006 #295
  3. Brazil is BIG in terms of production growth and potential
  4. March 24, 2006 #294
  5. Brazilian oil processing plants, large and small and the large one is wood-fired
  6. March 17, 2006 #293
  7. Brazil has mammoth land resources and world-class plant breeding research programs
  8. March 10, 2006 #292
  9. Brazil’s climate results in different cropping patterns and equipment use
  10. March 3, 2006 #291

February 2006

  1. Brazil crop landscape: Some similarities to US, many differences
  2. February 24, 2006 #290
  3. Getting a first-hand look at Brazil
  4. February 17, 2006 #289
  5. Primer on how to kill a market
  6. February 10, 2006 #288
  7. In the agricultural “whodunit,” subsidies may not be the prime suspect
  8. February 3, 2006 #287

January 2006

  1. Announce the elimination of LDPs and corn prices would jump immediately
  2. January 27, 2006 #286
  3. WTO cotton analysis approach cannot be applied to corn
  4. January 20, 2006 #285
  5. WTO panel identifies problem, but will their implied solution work?
  6. January 13, 2006 #284
  7. Yes, Nicholas, it is a market problem!
  8. January 6, 2006 #283

 


December 2006

  1. Clever money delivery systems
  2. December 29, 2006 #334
  3. The present formulation of the WTO issue is backwards
  4. December 29, 2006 #333
  5. Keeping food safe
  6. December 15, 2006 #332
  7. Policy for all seasons
  8. December 8, 2006 # 331
  9. Recent corn price swing: “Danged if you do” and “Danged if you don’t”
  10. December 1, 2006 # 330

November 2006

  1. Rural development programs do not protect crop producers’ bottom line
  2. November 24, 2006 #329
  3. We are no more prepared for an agricultural catastrophe than New Orleans was for Katrina
  4. November 17, 2006 #328
  5. 25 years of export competitiveness and what do you get…
  6. November 10, 2006 # 327
  7. Focus on farm income variability leads to “fire-insurance-like” policy alternatives
  8. November 3, 2006 # 326

October 2006

  1. Are the five oft-cited reasons for farm programs actually symptoms of a more basic reason
  2. October 27, 2006 #325
  3. Johanns’ “60 percent of farmers do not receive payments”—A case of correct answer to the wrong question?
  4. October 20, 2006 # 324
  5. Johanns’ “facts” divert attention from agriculture’s root policy problem?
  6. October 13, 2006 # 323
  7. Ethanol demand and the CRP
  8. October 6, 2006 # 322

September 2006

  1. National Grain and Feed Association decry possibility of profitable corn prices
  2. September 29, 2006 #321
  3. The ethanol euphoria
  4. September 22, 2006 #320
  5. WTO compliant policies may not address agriculture’s major problems
  6. September 15, 2006 #319
  7. Not all environmental programs may be WTO-compliant
  8. September 8, 2006 #318
  9. A 60% reduction in amber box payments? - Don’t worry, Be happy!
  10. September 1, 2006 #317

August 2006

  1. Agribusinesses practice inventory management, farmers should not (?)
  2. August 25, 2006 #316
  3. On accelerating without brakes
  4. August 18, 2006 #315
  5. Betting the farm on “market access”
  6. August 11, 2006 #314
  7. Farming the farm program, movin’ on up from the sandlots to the big leagues
  8. August 4, 2006 #313

July 2006

  1. Using LDPs flood markets and crash prices
  2. July 28, 2006 #312
  3. LDPs: Playing limbo by competing with oneself
  4. July 21, 2006 #311
  5. Washington Post: Farm program statutes and regs cause payment problems
  6. July 14, 2006 #310
  7. Pounding square pegs into round holes
  8. July 7, 2006 #309

June 2006

  1. African countries tell us what they want from Doha
  2. June 30, 2006 #308
  3. Johanns’ farmer story: A reflection of farmers’ behavior or a fairy-tale?
  4. June 23, 2006 #307
  5. Agriculture dominates many rural counties contrary to USDA designations
  6. June 16, 2006 #306
  7. How can it be? A NON-farm-dependent county derives 65% of economy from agriculture
  8. June 9, 2006 #305
  9. What do we mean when we talk about farming/agriculturally-dependent counties?
  10. June 2, 2006 #304

May 2006

  1. Proposed farm policy changes in the US vs. Brazil and Canada: Ships passing in the night
  2. May 26, 2006 #303
  3. Farm Crisis in Brazil: Farmers Block Roads
  4. May 19, 2006 #302
  5. Are you confused about WTO trade liberalization numbers?
  6. May 12, 2006 #301
  7. What is it that distorts markets?
  8. May 6, 2006 #300

April 2006

  1. Do “death taxes” cause the death of family farms?
  2. April 28, 2006 #299
  3. WTO Development Round misses the poorest of the poor?
  4. April 21,2006 #298
  5. Economic viability of the farm sector: Should it include spouses’ paycheck?
  6. April 14, 2006 #297
  7. Private and public Brazilian research organizations race to be the first to release Asian Rust tolerant soybeans
  8. April 7, 2006 #296

March 2006

  1. Today’s tropical soybean production was not biologically possible in mid-1970s
  2. March 31, 2006 #295
  3. Brazil is BIG in terms of production growth and potential
  4. March 24, 2006 #294
  5. Brazilian oil processing plants, large and small and the large one is wood-fired
  6. March 17, 2006 #293
  7. Brazil has mammoth land resources and world-class plant breeding research programs
  8. March 10, 2006 #292
  9. Brazil’s climate results in different cropping patterns and equipment use
  10. March 3, 2006 #291

February 2006

  1. Brazil crop landscape: Some similarities to US, many differences
  2. February 24, 2006 #290
  3. Getting a first-hand look at Brazil
  4. February 17, 2006 #289
  5. Primer on how to kill a market
  6. February 10, 2006 #288
  7. In the agricultural “whodunit,” subsidies may not be the prime suspect
  8. February 3, 2006 #287

January 2006

  1. Announce the elimination of LDPs and corn prices would jump immediately
  2. January 27, 2006 #286
  3. WTO cotton analysis approach cannot be applied to corn
  4. January 20, 2006 #285
  5. WTO panel identifies problem, but will their implied solution work?
  6. January 13, 2006 #284
  7. Yes, Nicholas, it is a market problem!
  8. January 6, 2006 #283

 


December 2006

  1. Clever money delivery systems
  2. December 29, 2006 #334
  3. The present formulation of the WTO issue is backwards
  4. December 29, 2006 #333
  5. Keeping food safe
  6. December 15, 2006 #332
  7. Policy for all seasons
  8. December 8, 2006 # 331
  9. Recent corn price swing: “Danged if you do” and “Danged if you don’t”
  10. December 1, 2006 # 330

November 2006

  1. Rural development programs do not protect crop producers’ bottom line
  2. November 24, 2006 #329
  3. We are no more prepared for an agricultural catastrophe than New Orleans was for Katrina
  4. November 17, 2006 #328
  5. 25 years of export competitiveness and what do you get…
  6. November 10, 2006 # 327
  7. Focus on farm income variability leads to “fire-insurance-like” policy alternatives
  8. November 3, 2006 # 326

October 2006

  1. Are the five oft-cited reasons for farm programs actually symptoms of a more basic reason
  2. October 27, 2006 #325
  3. Johanns’ “60 percent of farmers do not receive payments”—A case of correct answer to the wrong question?
  4. October 20, 2006 # 324
  5. Johanns’ “facts” divert attention from agriculture’s root policy problem?
  6. October 13, 2006 # 323
  7. Ethanol demand and the CRP
  8. October 6, 2006 # 322

September 2006

  1. National Grain and Feed Association decry possibility of profitable corn prices
  2. September 29, 2006 #321
  3. The ethanol euphoria
  4. September 22, 2006 #320
  5. WTO compliant policies may not address agriculture’s major problems
  6. September 15, 2006 #319
  7. Not all environmental programs may be WTO-compliant
  8. September 8, 2006 #318
  9. A 60% reduction in amber box payments? - Don’t worry, Be happy!
  10. September 1, 2006 #317

August 2006

  1. Agribusinesses practice inventory management, farmers should not (?)
  2. August 25, 2006 #316
  3. On accelerating without brakes
  4. August 18, 2006 #315
  5. Betting the farm on “market access”
  6. August 11, 2006 #314
  7. Farming the farm program, movin’ on up from the sandlots to the big leagues
  8. August 4, 2006 #313

July 2006

  1. Using LDPs flood markets and crash prices
  2. July 28, 2006 #312
  3. LDPs: Playing limbo by competing with oneself
  4. July 21, 2006 #311
  5. Washington Post: Farm program statutes and regs cause payment problems
  6. July 14, 2006 #310
  7. Pounding square pegs into round holes
  8. July 7, 2006 #309

June 2006

  1. African countries tell us what they want from Doha
  2. June 30, 2006 #308
  3. Johanns’ farmer story: A reflection of farmers’ behavior or a fairy-tale?
  4. June 23, 2006 #307
  5. Agriculture dominates many rural counties contrary to USDA designations
  6. June 16, 2006 #306
  7. How can it be? A NON-farm-dependent county derives 65% of economy from agriculture
  8. June 9, 2006 #305
  9. What do we mean when we talk about farming/agriculturally-dependent counties?
  10. June 2, 2006 #304

May 2006

  1. Proposed farm policy changes in the US vs. Brazil and Canada: Ships passing in the night
  2. May 26, 2006 #303
  3. Farm Crisis in Brazil: Farmers Block Roads
  4. May 19, 2006 #302
  5. Are you confused about WTO trade liberalization numbers?
  6. May 12, 2006 #301
  7. What is it that distorts markets?
  8. May 6, 2006 #300

April 2006

  1. Do “death taxes” cause the death of family farms?
  2. April 28, 2006 #299
  3. WTO Development Round misses the poorest of the poor?
  4. April 21,2006 #298
  5. Economic viability of the farm sector: Should it include spouses’ paycheck?
  6. April 14, 2006 #297
  7. Private and public Brazilian research organizations race to be the first to release Asian Rust tolerant soybeans
  8. April 7, 2006 #296

March 2006

  1. Today’s tropical soybean production was not biologically possible in mid-1970s
  2. March 31, 2006 #295
  3. Brazil is BIG in terms of production growth and potential
  4. March 24, 2006 #294
  5. Brazilian oil processing plants, large and small and the large one is wood-fired
  6. March 17, 2006 #293
  7. Brazil has mammoth land resources and world-class plant breeding research programs
  8. March 10, 2006 #292
  9. Brazil’s climate results in different cropping patterns and equipment use
  10. March 3, 2006 #291

February 2006

  1. Brazil crop landscape: Some similarities to US, many differences
  2. February 24, 2006 #290
  3. Getting a first-hand look at Brazil
  4. February 17, 2006 #289
  5. Primer on how to kill a market
  6. February 10, 2006 #288
  7. In the agricultural “whodunit,” subsidies may not be the prime suspect
  8. February 3, 2006 #287

January 2006

  1. Announce the elimination of LDPs and corn prices would jump immediately
  2. January 27, 2006 #286
  3. WTO cotton analysis approach cannot be applied to corn
  4. January 20, 2006 #285
  5. WTO panel identifies problem, but will their implied solution work?
  6. January 13, 2006 #284
  7. Yes, Nicholas, it is a market problem!
  8. January 6, 2006 #283