APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 12/08/2017


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2007

  1. WTO: Needs a “blue light (box) special” for agriculture
  2. December 28, 2007 #386
  3. Perfect record on predicting China corn imports so far: Always wrong
  4. December 21, 2007 #385
  5. Hope for the best but plan for the worst
  6. December 14, 2007 #384
  7. Fact or fantasy?: Farm legislation need not prepare for $2 corn
  8. December 7, 2007 #383

November 2007

  1. Noted climatologist says we may be due for a major Midwestern drought
  2. November 30, 2007 #382
  3. Reforming farm programs: Remember to consider underlying assumptions
  4. November 23, 2007 #381
  5. Should agricultural policy address short-term problems or long-term problems?
  6. November 16, 2007 #380
  7. Senate FB addresses livestock producers’ concerns
  8. November 9, 2007 #379
  9. ACR: Strong safety net when prices are high but snaps when prices fall
  10. November 2, 2007 #378

October 2007

  1. Irradiation of high-risk foods: Has its time come?
  2. October 26, 2007 #377
  3. Some coffee sold in Canadian stores is labeled as “Product of Canada”!
  4. October 19. 2007 #376
  5. Farm bill deliberations: The beat goes on
  6. October 12, 2007 #375
  7. Have we reached a new permanent plateau in crop prices?
  8. October 5, 2007 #374

September 2007

  1. If corn stock levels turn out to top 2005, would corn price go $2 per bushel?
  2. September 28, 2007 #373
  3. In an urban culture, millions of people and most areas remain rural
  4. September 21, 2007 #372
  5. Would rebalancing currency values increase agricultural exports to China?
  6. September 14, 2007 #371
  7. Export-led prosperity: That sounds familiar
  8. September 7, 2007 #370

August 2007

  1. Decoupled payments and shell games
  2. August 31, 2007 #369
  3. Decoupled payments: Australians ask, decoupled from what?
  4. August 24, 2007 #368
  5. Farm bill issues awaiting Senate consideration
  6. August 17, 2007 #367
  7. Reform is in the eye of the beholder
  8. August 10, 2007 #366
  9. The House puts their version of the farm bill into play
  10. August 3, 2007 #365

July 2007

  1. The legislative journey to a new farm bill has started
  2. July 27, 2007 #364
  3. Is full information for consumers a protectionist measure?
  4. July 20, 2007 #363
  5. Surviving the Southeast’s worst drought in 118 years
  6. July 13, 2007 #362
  7. Corn, corn, and more corn
  8. July 6, 2007 #361

June 2007

  1. Colombia’s “Juan Valdez” to produce corn as well as coffee
  2. June 29, 2007 #360
  3. Reserve Issues: One is its effect on prices
  4. June 22, 2007 #359
  5. Cooperatives provide independence and a counterbalance
  6. June 15, 2007 #358
  7. Food safety is a key component of public policy
  8. June 8, 2007 #357
  9. Protecting crop farmers and corn users with a corn reserve
  10. June 1, 2007 #356

May 2007

  1. It’s futile to push on the corn ethanol barn door—it’s a grain reserve that is needed
  2. May 25, 2007 #355
  3. Food ingredients can cost less if manufacturing standards are skipped
  4. May 18, 2007 #354
  5. When it comes to food safety: Trust but verify
  6. May 11, 2007 #353
  7. Were our pets canaries in the mineshaft of food ingredient imports?
  8. May 4, 2007 #352

April 2007

  1. Profitability in crop and livestock sectors
    April 27, 2007 #351
    Harkin raises issue of shifting direct payment money to other ag uses
    April 20, 2007 #350
    Marketing E85: Big oil obstacles and ethanol industry opportunities
    April 13, 2007 #349
    The challenges of peak production: Drawing lessons from the past
    April 6, 2007 #348

March 2007

  1. Precarious price conditions could last awhile; fill grain reserve when prices slip
  2. March 30, 2007 #347
  3. Numerous voices will influence the development of the 2007 Farm Bill
  4. March 23, 2007 #346
  5. Do unusual price multiples signal a larger shift in acreage than expected?
  6. March 16, 2007 #345
  7. Corn producers in other countries also respond to $4.00 corn
  8. March 9, 2007 #344
  9. Corn markets and living on the edge
  10. March 2, 2007 #343

February 2007

  1. When framing a farm bill, betting on “high” prices may be a long shot
    February 23, 2007 #342
  2. USDA’s farm bill announcement dashes expectations of WTO compliance
  3. February 16, 2007 #341
  4. USDA’s farm bill proposal: Makes the best times better and worst times worse
  5. February 9, 2007 #340
  6. The true beneficiaries of recent farm programs: Those who are now complaining
  7. February 2, 2007 #339

January 2007

  1. Studies consider community effects of family-sized versus industrialized farming operations
  2. January 26, 2007 #338
  3. Did NAFTA lift millions out of poverty or feed the flood of illegals into the US
  4. January 19, 2006 #337
  5. Is ethanol the exploding demand that will save crop agriculture?
  6. January 12, 2007 #336
  7. Will the end of US crop subsidies leave farmers elsewhere better off?
    January 5, 2007 #335


December 2007

  1. WTO: Needs a “blue light (box) special” for agriculture
  2. December 28, 2007 #386
  3. Perfect record on predicting China corn imports so far: Always wrong
  4. December 21, 2007 #385
  5. Hope for the best but plan for the worst
  6. December 14, 2007 #384
  7. Fact or fantasy?: Farm legislation need not prepare for $2 corn
  8. December 7, 2007 #383

November 2007

  1. Noted climatologist says we may be due for a major Midwestern drought
  2. November 30, 2007 #382
  3. Reforming farm programs: Remember to consider underlying assumptions
  4. November 23, 2007 #381
  5. Should agricultural policy address short-term problems or long-term problems?
  6. November 16, 2007 #380
  7. Senate FB addresses livestock producers’ concerns
  8. November 9, 2007 #379
  9. ACR: Strong safety net when prices are high but snaps when prices fall
  10. November 2, 2007 #378

October 2007

  1. Irradiation of high-risk foods: Has its time come?
  2. October 26, 2007 #377
  3. Some coffee sold in Canadian stores is labeled as “Product of Canada”!
  4. October 19. 2007 #376
  5. Farm bill deliberations: The beat goes on
  6. October 12, 2007 #375
  7. Have we reached a new permanent plateau in crop prices?
  8. October 5, 2007 #374

September 2007

  1. If corn stock levels turn out to top 2005, would corn price go $2 per bushel?
  2. September 28, 2007 #373
  3. In an urban culture, millions of people and most areas remain rural
  4. September 21, 2007 #372
  5. Would rebalancing currency values increase agricultural exports to China?
  6. September 14, 2007 #371
  7. Export-led prosperity: That sounds familiar
  8. September 7, 2007 #370

August 2007

  1. Decoupled payments and shell games
  2. August 31, 2007 #369
  3. Decoupled payments: Australians ask, decoupled from what?
  4. August 24, 2007 #368
  5. Farm bill issues awaiting Senate consideration
  6. August 17, 2007 #367
  7. Reform is in the eye of the beholder
  8. August 10, 2007 #366
  9. The House puts their version of the farm bill into play
  10. August 3, 2007 #365

July 2007

  1. The legislative journey to a new farm bill has started
  2. July 27, 2007 #364
  3. Is full information for consumers a protectionist measure?
  4. July 20, 2007 #363
  5. Surviving the Southeast’s worst drought in 118 years
  6. July 13, 2007 #362
  7. Corn, corn, and more corn
  8. July 6, 2007 #361

June 2007

  1. Colombia’s “Juan Valdez” to produce corn as well as coffee
  2. June 29, 2007 #360
  3. Reserve Issues: One is its effect on prices
  4. June 22, 2007 #359
  5. Cooperatives provide independence and a counterbalance
  6. June 15, 2007 #358
  7. Food safety is a key component of public policy
  8. June 8, 2007 #357
  9. Protecting crop farmers and corn users with a corn reserve
  10. June 1, 2007 #356

May 2007

  1. It’s futile to push on the corn ethanol barn door—it’s a grain reserve that is needed
  2. May 25, 2007 #355
  3. Food ingredients can cost less if manufacturing standards are skipped
  4. May 18, 2007 #354
  5. When it comes to food safety: Trust but verify
  6. May 11, 2007 #353
  7. Were our pets canaries in the mineshaft of food ingredient imports?
  8. May 4, 2007 #352

April 2007

  1. Profitability in crop and livestock sectors
    April 27, 2007 #351
    Harkin raises issue of shifting direct payment money to other ag uses
    April 20, 2007 #350
    Marketing E85: Big oil obstacles and ethanol industry opportunities
    April 13, 2007 #349
    The challenges of peak production: Drawing lessons from the past
    April 6, 2007 #348

March 2007

  1. Precarious price conditions could last awhile; fill grain reserve when prices slip
  2. March 30, 2007 #347
  3. Numerous voices will influence the development of the 2007 Farm Bill
  4. March 23, 2007 #346
  5. Do unusual price multiples signal a larger shift in acreage than expected?
  6. March 16, 2007 #345
  7. Corn producers in other countries also respond to $4.00 corn
  8. March 9, 2007 #344
  9. Corn markets and living on the edge
  10. March 2, 2007 #343

February 2007

  1. When framing a farm bill, betting on “high” prices may be a long shot
    February 23, 2007 #342
  2. USDA’s farm bill announcement dashes expectations of WTO compliance
  3. February 16, 2007 #341
  4. USDA’s farm bill proposal: Makes the best times better and worst times worse
  5. February 9, 2007 #340
  6. The true beneficiaries of recent farm programs: Those who are now complaining
  7. February 2, 2007 #339

January 2007

  1. Studies consider community effects of family-sized versus industrialized farming operations
  2. January 26, 2007 #338
  3. Did NAFTA lift millions out of poverty or feed the flood of illegals into the US
  4. January 19, 2006 #337
  5. Is ethanol the exploding demand that will save crop agriculture?
  6. January 12, 2007 #336
  7. Will the end of US crop subsidies leave farmers elsewhere better off?
    January 5, 2007 #335

 


December 2007

  1. WTO: Needs a “blue light (box) special” for agriculture
  2. December 28, 2007 #386
  3. Perfect record on predicting China corn imports so far: Always wrong
  4. December 21, 2007 #385
  5. Hope for the best but plan for the worst
  6. December 14, 2007 #384
  7. Fact or fantasy?: Farm legislation need not prepare for $2 corn
  8. December 7, 2007 #383

November 2007

  1. Noted climatologist says we may be due for a major Midwestern drought
  2. November 30, 2007 #382
  3. Reforming farm programs: Remember to consider underlying assumptions
  4. November 23, 2007 #381
  5. Should agricultural policy address short-term problems or long-term problems?
  6. November 16, 2007 #380
  7. Senate FB addresses livestock producers’ concerns
  8. November 9, 2007 #379
  9. ACR: Strong safety net when prices are high but snaps when prices fall
  10. November 2, 2007 #378

October 2007

  1. Irradiation of high-risk foods: Has its time come?
  2. October 26, 2007 #377
  3. Some coffee sold in Canadian stores is labeled as “Product of Canada”!
  4. October 19. 2007 #376
  5. Farm bill deliberations: The beat goes on
  6. October 12, 2007 #375
  7. Have we reached a new permanent plateau in crop prices?
  8. October 5, 2007 #374

September 2007

  1. If corn stock levels turn out to top 2005, would corn price go $2 per bushel?
  2. September 28, 2007 #373
  3. In an urban culture, millions of people and most areas remain rural
  4. September 21, 2007 #372
  5. Would rebalancing currency values increase agricultural exports to China?
  6. September 14, 2007 #371
  7. Export-led prosperity: That sounds familiar
  8. September 7, 2007 #370

August 2007

  1. Decoupled payments and shell games
  2. August 31, 2007 #369
  3. Decoupled payments: Australians ask, decoupled from what?
  4. August 24, 2007 #368
  5. Farm bill issues awaiting Senate consideration
  6. August 17, 2007 #367
  7. Reform is in the eye of the beholder
  8. August 10, 2007 #366
  9. The House puts their version of the farm bill into play
  10. August 3, 2007 #365

July 2007

  1. The legislative journey to a new farm bill has started
  2. July 27, 2007 #364
  3. Is full information for consumers a protectionist measure?
  4. July 20, 2007 #363
  5. Surviving the Southeast’s worst drought in 118 years
  6. July 13, 2007 #362
  7. Corn, corn, and more corn
  8. July 6, 2007 #361

June 2007

  1. Colombia’s “Juan Valdez” to produce corn as well as coffee
  2. June 29, 2007 #360
  3. Reserve Issues: One is its effect on prices
  4. June 22, 2007 #359
  5. Cooperatives provide independence and a counterbalance
  6. June 15, 2007 #358
  7. Food safety is a key component of public policy
  8. June 8, 2007 #357
  9. Protecting crop farmers and corn users with a corn reserve
  10. June 1, 2007 #356

May 2007

  1. It’s futile to push on the corn ethanol barn door—it’s a grain reserve that is needed
  2. May 25, 2007 #355
  3. Food ingredients can cost less if manufacturing standards are skipped
  4. May 18, 2007 #354
  5. When it comes to food safety: Trust but verify
  6. May 11, 2007 #353
  7. Were our pets canaries in the mineshaft of food ingredient imports?
  8. May 4, 2007 #352

April 2007

  1. Profitability in crop and livestock sectors
    April 27, 2007 #351
    Harkin raises issue of shifting direct payment money to other ag uses
    April 20, 2007 #350
    Marketing E85: Big oil obstacles and ethanol industry opportunities
    April 13, 2007 #349
    The challenges of peak production: Drawing lessons from the past
    April 6, 2007 #348

March 2007

  1. Precarious price conditions could last awhile; fill grain reserve when prices slip
  2. March 30, 2007 #347
  3. Numerous voices will influence the development of the 2007 Farm Bill
  4. March 23, 2007 #346
  5. Do unusual price multiples signal a larger shift in acreage than expected?
  6. March 16, 2007 #345
  7. Corn producers in other countries also respond to $4.00 corn
  8. March 9, 2007 #344
  9. Corn markets and living on the edge
  10. March 2, 2007 #343

February 2007

  1. When framing a farm bill, betting on “high” prices may be a long shot
    February 23, 2007 #342
  2. USDA’s farm bill announcement dashes expectations of WTO compliance
  3. February 16, 2007 #341
  4. USDA’s farm bill proposal: Makes the best times better and worst times worse
  5. February 9, 2007 #340
  6. The true beneficiaries of recent farm programs: Those who are now complaining
  7. February 2, 2007 #339

January 2007

  1. Studies consider community effects of family-sized versus industrialized farming operations
  2. January 26, 2007 #338
  3. Did NAFTA lift millions out of poverty or feed the flood of illegals into the US
  4. January 19, 2006 #337
  5. Is ethanol the exploding demand that will save crop agriculture?
  6. January 12, 2007 #336
  7. Will the end of US crop subsidies leave farmers elsewhere better off?
    January 5, 2007 #335