APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 08/11/2017


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 2009

  1. It has been a challenging year
  2. December 25, 2009 #491
  3. Additional contracting rules for poultry growers spelled out
  4. December 18, 2009 #490
  5. New poultry contract rules designed to better protect grower
  6. December 11, 2009 #489
  7. Development policy driven by common sense not edicts
  8. December 4, 2009 #488

November 2009

  1. Will meeting food needs in 2050 be effectively addressed or be more of the same?
  2. November 27, 2009 #487
  3. Livestock sector: clash between more variability in demand and less flexibility in supply
  4. November 20, 2009 #486
  5. Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
  6. November 13, 2009 #485
  7. Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics
  8. November 6, 2009 #484

October 2009

  1. Helping developing nations improve their agricultures requires humility and focus
  2. October 30, 2009 #483
  3. Increased agricultural productivity is one piece of a complex puzzle
  4. October 23, 2009 #482
  5. Reaction to the New York Times E. coli story
  6. October 16, 2009 #481
  7. Dairy’'s financial problems outstrip usual ups and downs
  8. October 9, 2009 #480
  9. The morphing of crop insurance
  10. October 2, 2009 #479

September 2009

  1. Earning a living from the marketplace
  2. September 25, 2009 #478
  3. Corn crop looks good, maybe too good
  4. September 18, 2009 #477
  5. The latest on Brazil vs. US cotton
  6. September 11, 2009 #476
  7. The hog industry: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way!
  8. September 4, 2009 #475

August 2009

  1. Recall notices serve the intended legal purpose but leave some questions unanswered
  2. August 28, 2009 #474
  3. The perils of split governmental approvals
  4. August 21, 2009 #473
  5. New beef E. coli O157:H7 regulations— —Just kick the can further down the road?
  6. August 14, 2009 #472
  7. Careful food preparation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to reduce foodborne illnesses
  8. August 7, 2009 #471

July 2009

  1. Food Safety Working Group
  2. July 31, 2009 #470
  3. Controlling E. coli in hamburger requires ““meat ID”” not animal ID
  4. July 24, 2009 #469
  5. Systemic sources of bacterial contamination of meat, but where is the outrage?
  6. July 17, 2009 #468
  7. Legislators overlook serious flaw in USDA'’s HACCP food-safety system——while promoting its adoption by FDA
  8. July 10, 2998 #467
  9. The looming food crisis?
  10. July 2, 2009 #466

June 2009

  1. Public Policy: For the Public Good or Private Profit?
  2. June 26, 2009 #465
  3. Policy shifts can be penny wise but dollar foolish
  4. June 19, 2009 #464
  5. Driven by ethanol at break-neck speed
  6. June 12, 2009 #463
  7. Impact of massive grain price increases on consumer food prices
  8. June 5, 2009 #462

May 2009

  1. Livestock producers have a major stake in the direction of commodity programs
  2. May 29, 2009 #461
  3. Producers leery of grain reserve: The concept or the implementation?
  4. May 22, 2009 #460
  5. Collateral damage and response to the food crisis: It wasn’'t supposed to be this way
  6. May 15, 2009 #459
  7. Are CAFOs and small-producers entering a time of benign co-existence?
  8. May 8, 2009 #458
  9. CAFO critics promote alternative approaches to production
  10. May 1, 2009 #457

April 2009

  1. In theory contracting reduces farmers’ risk but not always in practice
  2. April 24, 2009 #456
    Indeed CAFOs have their critics
  3. April 17, 2009 #455
  4. Livestock production enterprises: Transformation in size was a gradual process
  5. April 10, 2009 #454
  6. The food inspection system needs improvement: Who pays for it?
  7. April 3, 2009 #453

March 2009

  1. Energy cost: Pay now or pay later
  2. March 27, 2009 #452
  3. No time to get greedy
  4. March 20, 2009 #451
  5. Commodity policy at a crossroad
  6. March 13, 2009 #450
  7. $500,000 in sales does not (usually) a viable net income make
  8. March 6, 2009 #449

February 2009

  1. Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?
  2. February 27, 2009 #448
  3. Expensive Stimulus bill is a bargain if it helps prevent a full-blown depression
  4. February 20, 2009 #447
    Farm program signup is no walk in the park this year
  5. February 13, 2009 #446
  6. On leaving food inspection to the foxes
  7. February 6, 2009 #445

January 2009

  1. Has Ethanol's boost to corn prices run its course?
  2. January 30, 2009 #444
  3. We pasteurize milk: Should similar protection be mandated for other foods?
  4. January 22, 2009 #443
  5. Corn export demand to drop by 28 percent because other countries growing their own
  6. January 16, 2009 #442
  7. Honey that's not so sweet
  8. January 9, 2009 #441
  9. Worst financial Crisis in Decades and the Usual Remedies Are Unavailable
  10. January 2, 2009 #440

 


December 2009

  1. It has been a challenging year
  2. December 25, 2009 #491
  3. Additional contracting rules for poultry growers spelled out
  4. December 18, 2009 #490
  5. New poultry contract rules designed to better protect grower
  6. December 11, 2009 #489
  7. Development policy driven by common sense not edicts
  8. December 4, 2009 #488

November 2009

  1. Will meeting food needs in 2050 be effectively addressed or be more of the same?
  2. November 27, 2009 #487
  3. Livestock sector: clash between more variability in demand and less flexibility in supply
  4. November 20, 2009 #486
  5. Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
  6. November 13, 2009 #485
  7. Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics
  8. November 6, 2009 #484

October 2009

  1. Helping developing nations improve their agricultures requires humility and focus
  2. October 30, 2009 #483
  3. Increased agricultural productivity is one piece of a complex puzzle
  4. October 23, 2009 #482
  5. Reaction to the New York Times E. coli story
  6. October 16, 2009 #481
  7. Dairy’s financial problems outstrip usual ups and downs
  8. October 9, 2009 #480
  9. The morphing of crop insurance
  10. October 2, 2009 #479

September 2009

  1. Earning a living from the marketplace
  2. September 25, 2009 #478
  3. Corn crop looks good, maybe too good
  4. September 18, 2009 #477
  5. The latest on Brazil vs. US cotton
  6. September 11, 2009 #476
  7. The hog industry: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way!
  8. September 4, 2009 #475

August 2009

  1. Recall notices serve the intended legal purpose but leave some questions unanswered
  2. August 28, 2009 #474
  3. The perils of split governmental approvals
  4. August 21, 2009 #473
  5. New beef E. coli O157:H7 regulations—Just kick the can further down the road?
  6. August 14, 2009 #47
  7. Careful food preparation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to reduce foodborne illnesses
  8. August 7, 2009 #471

July 2009

  1. Food Safety Working Group
  2. July 31, 2009 #470
  3. Controlling E. coli in hamburger requires “meat ID” not animal ID
  4. July 24, 2009 #469
  5. Systemic sources of bacterial contamination of meat, but where is the outrage?
  6. July 17, 2009 #468
  7. Legislators overlook serious flaw in USDA’s HACCP food-safety system—while promoting its adoption by FDA
  8. July 10, 2998 #467
  9. The looming food crisis?
  10. July 2, 2009 #466

June 2009

  1. Public Policy: For the Public Good or Private Profit?
  2. June 26, 2009 #465
  3. Policy shifts can be penny wise but dollar foolish
  4. June 19, 2009 #464
  5. Driven by ethanol at break-neck speed
  6. June 12, 2009 #463
  7. Impact of massive grain price increases on consumer food prices
  8. June 5, 2009 #462

May 2009

  1. Livestock producers have a major stake in the direction of commodity programs
  2. May 29, 2009 #461
  3. Producers leery of grain reserve: The concept or the implementation?
  4. May 22, 2009 #460
  5. Collateral damage and response to the food crisis: It wasn’t supposed to be this way
  6. May 15, 2009 #459
  7. Are CAFOs and small-producers entering a time of benign co-existence?
  8. May 8, 2009 #458
  9. CAFO critics promote alternative approaches to production
  10. May 1, 2009 #457

April 2009

  1. In theory contracting reduces farmers’ risk but not always in practice
  2. April 24, 2009 #456
  3. Indeed CAFOs have their critics
  4. April 17, 2009 #455
  5. Livestock production enterprises: Transformation in size was a gradual process
  6. April 10, 2009 #454
  7. The food inspection system needs improvement: Who pays for it?
  8. April 3, 2009 #453

March 2009

  1. Energy cost: Pay now or pay later
  2. March 27, 2009 #452
  3. No time to get greedy
  4. March 20, 2009 #451
  5. Commodity policy at a crossroad
  6. March 13, 2009 #450
  7. $500,000 in sales does not (usually) a viable net income make
  8. March 6, 2009 #449

February 2009

  1. Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?
  2. February 27, 2009 #448
  3. Expensive Stimulus bill is a bargain if it helps prevent a full-blown depression
  4. February 20, 2009 #447
  5. Farm program signup is no walk in the park this year
  6. February 13, 2009 #446
  7. On leaving food inspection to the foxes
  8. February 6, 2009 #445

January 2009

  1. Has Ethanol's boost to corn prices run its course?
  2. January 30, 2009 #444
  3. We pasteurize milk: Should similar protection be mandated for other foods?
  4. January 22, 2009 #443
  5. Corn export demand to drop by 28 percent because other countries growing their own
  6. January 16, 2009 #442
  7. Honey that's not so sweet
  8. January 9, 2009 #441
  9. Worst financial Crisis in Decades and the Usual Remedies Are Unavailable
  10. January 2, 2009 #440

 


December 2009

  1. It has been a challenging year
  2. December 25, 2009 #491
  3. Additional contracting rules for poultry growers spelled out
  4. December 18, 2009 #490
  5. New poultry contract rules designed to better protect grower
  6. December 11, 2009 #489
  7. Development policy driven by common sense not edicts
  8. December 4, 2009 #488

November 2009

  1. Will meeting food needs in 2050 be effectively addressed or be more of the same?
  2. November 27, 2009 #487
  3. Livestock sector: clash between more variability in demand and less flexibility in supply
  4. November 20, 2009 #486
  5. Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
  6. November 13, 2009 #485
  7. Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics
  8. November 6, 2009 #484

October 2009

  1. Helping developing nations improve their agricultures requires humility and focus
  2. October 30, 2009 #483
  3. Increased agricultural productivity is one piece of a complex puzzle
  4. October 23, 2009 #482
  5. Reaction to the New York Times E. coli story
  6. October 16, 2009 #481
  7. Dairy’s financial problems outstrip usual ups and downs
  8. October 9, 2009 #480
  9. The morphing of crop insurance
  10. October 2, 2009 #479

September 2009

  1. Earning a living from the marketplace
  2. September 25, 2009 #478
  3. Corn crop looks good, maybe too good
  4. September 18, 2009 #477
  5. The latest on Brazil vs. US cotton
  6. September 11, 2009 #476
  7. The hog industry: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way!
  8. September 4, 2009 #475

August 2009

  1. Recall notices serve the intended legal purpose but leave some questions unanswered
  2. August 28, 2009 #474
  3. The perils of split governmental approvals
  4. August 21, 2009 #473
  5. New beef E. coli O157:H7 regulations—Just kick the can further down the road?
  6. August 14, 2009 #47
  7. Careful food preparation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to reduce foodborne illnesses
  8. August 7, 2009 #471

July 2009

  1. Food Safety Working Group
  2. July 31, 2009 #470
  3. Controlling E. coli in hamburger requires “meat ID” not animal ID
  4. July 24, 2009 #469
  5. Systemic sources of bacterial contamination of meat, but where is the outrage?
  6. July 17, 2009 #468
  7. Legislators overlook serious flaw in USDA’s HACCP food-safety system—while promoting its adoption by FDA
  8. July 10, 2998 #467
  9. The looming food crisis?
  10. July 2, 2009 #466

June 2009

  1. Public Policy: For the Public Good or Private Profit?
  2. June 26, 2009 #465
  3. Policy shifts can be penny wise but dollar foolish
  4. June 19, 2009 #464
  5. Driven by ethanol at break-neck speed
  6. June 12, 2009 #463
  7. Impact of massive grain price increases on consumer food prices
  8. June 5, 2009 #462

May 2009

  1. Livestock producers have a major stake in the direction of commodity programs
  2. May 29, 2009 #461
  3. Producers leery of grain reserve: The concept or the implementation?
  4. May 22, 2009 #460
  5. Collateral damage and response to the food crisis: It wasn’t supposed to be this way
  6. May 15, 2009 #459
  7. Are CAFOs and small-producers entering a time of benign co-existence?
  8. May 8, 2009 #458
  9. CAFO critics promote alternative approaches to production
  10. May 1, 2009 #457

April 2009

  1. In theory contracting reduces farmers’ risk but not always in practice
  2. April 24, 2009 #456
  3. Indeed CAFOs have their critics
  4. April 17, 2009 #455
  5. Livestock production enterprises: Transformation in size was a gradual process
  6. April 10, 2009 #454
  7. The food inspection system needs improvement: Who pays for it?
  8. April 3, 2009 #453

March 2009

  1. Energy cost: Pay now or pay later
  2. March 27, 2009 #452
  3. No time to get greedy
  4. March 20, 2009 #451
  5. Commodity policy at a crossroad
  6. March 13, 2009 #450
  7. $500,000 in sales does not (usually) a viable net income make
  8. March 6, 2009 #449

February 2009

  1. Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?
  2. February 27, 2009 #448
  3. Expensive Stimulus bill is a bargain if it helps prevent a full-blown depression
  4. February 20, 2009 #447
  5. Farm program signup is no walk in the park this year
  6. February 13, 2009 #446
  7. On leaving food inspection to the foxes
  8. February 6, 2009 #445

January 2009

  1. Has Ethanol's boost to corn prices run its course?
  2. January 30, 2009 #444
  3. We pasteurize milk: Should similar protection be mandated for other foods?
  4. January 22, 2009 #443
  5. Corn export demand to drop by 28 percent because other countries growing their own
  6. January 16, 2009 #442
  7. Honey that's not so sweet
  8. January 9, 2009 #441
  9. Worst financial Crisis in Decades and the Usual Remedies Are Unavailable
  10. January 2, 2009 #440