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Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

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December 2010

  1. Apples: Crop stocks available as normal market supplies; Oranges: Crop stocks in a reserve
  2. December 31, 2010 #544
  3. Cost-plus pricing of major crops?: Interesting thought but…
  4. December 23, 2010 #543
  5. Farmers had a major role in jump-starting ethanol-based increases in corn demand
  6. December 17, 2010 #542
  7. The crop price run-up: Some proclaimed causes that were not causes after all
  8. December 10, 2010 #541
  9. IFPRI’s latest analysis of the global food crisis
  10. December 3, 2010 #540

November 2010

  1. The Economic and Political Setting for the 2012 Farm Bill
  2. November 24, 2010 #539
  3. Livestock packers’ choice: Instill fear of litigation or deal with “unfair practices?”
  4. November 17, 2010, #538
  5. AG questions additional benefits of Monsanto’s next generation of Roundup Ready Soybeans
  6. November 12, 2010 #537
  7. Ethanol and oil subsidies: A case of competing claims and self-justification
  8. November 5, 2010 #536

October 2010

  1. Industries being regulated have friends in high places
  2. October 29, 2010 #535
  3. Putting foxes in the hen houses: Lobby dollars at work?
  4. October 22, 2010 #534
  5. Food safety laws have created a fragmented system
  6. October 15, 2010 #533
  7. Food Safety is Job One”: A uniform reality or an unachieved goal?
  8. October 8, 2010, #532
  9. Building a stronger food safety system
  10. October 1, 2010, #531

September 2010

  1. Increased production variability
  2. September 24, 2010 #530
  3. Purely privatized crop insurance program: What does that mean?
  4. September 17, 2010 #529
  5. The 2012 Farm Bill: Are high prices the future of agricultural production?
  6. September 10, 2010 #528
  7. Dealing with “bad actors” in agriculture
  8. September 3, 2010 #527

August 2010

  1. The column’s new two-author byline
  2. August 27, 2010 #526
  3. What is missing in the balance of power discussions in the livestock industry?
  4. August 20, 2010 #525
  5. Grain export embargoes: Are they preventable?
  6. August 13, 2010 #524
  7. GIPSA responds to “misunderstandings” of proposed rule and extends comment period
  8. August 6, 2010 #523

July 2010

  1. GIPSA proposed rules have spawned concerns and divergent implications
  2. July 30, 2010 #522
  3. GIPSA rules designed to encourage transparency and discourage arbitrary and non-uniform requirements of producers
  4. July 23, 2010 #521
  5. Arbitration, adequate notice, required upgrades among issues addressed in GIPSA proposed rule
  6. July 16, 2010 #520
  7. USDA claims new GIPSA Section 202 rules clarifies the section’s original intent
  8. July 9, 2010 #519
  9. A set of policy recommendations aimed at poultry-contracting arrangements
  10. July 2, 2010 #518

June 2010

  1. Information on poultry producers’ pay and integrators’ profits: Integrators have it, producers don’t
  2. June 25, 2010 #517
  3. Putting a pencil to poultry contractor net returns
  4. June 18, 2010 #516
  5. National measures of poultry market concentration not the same at producer level
  6. June 11, 2010 #515
  7. Poultry growers air complaints
  8. June 4, 2010 #514

May 2010

  1. The great rush to over capacity, again
  2. May 28, 2010 #513
  3. Availability vs. farmers’ accessibility to genetic research on food crops
  4. May 21, 2010 #512
  5. State Department’s document on hunger and food security: Some hits, some misses
  6. May 14, 2010 #511
  7. BRICs: A “game changing” group of developing countries?
  8. May 7, 2010 #510

April 2010

  1. Bill Gates partners with US and others to boost production of the world’s poorest farmers
  2. April 30, 2010 #509
  3. Soybean exports and the exchange rate puzzle
  4. April 23, 2010 #508
  5. The relationship between US wheat exports and exchange rates
  6. April 16, 2010 #507
  7. Exchange rates and corn exports
  8. April 9, 2010 #506
  9. Battling world hunger by increasing global production?
  10. April 1, 2010 #505

March 2010

  1. Current farm policy is based on an export-centric narrative
  2. March 26, 2010 #504
  3. World less dependent on US crop exports in 2009 than in 1980
  4. March 19, 2010 #503
  5. Future US soybean exports will be largely determined by China and Brazil
  6. March 12, 2010 #502
  7. Since 1980 US wheat exports down by half while competitors’ exports double
    March 5, 2010 #501

February 2010

  1. Comparing 1980 and 2009, world corn production roughly doubled while exports are nearly the same
  2. February 26, 2010 #500
  3. Is it livestock’s turn to experience grain’s export turbulence?
  4. February 19, 2010 #499
  5. Exports: Agriculture’s holy grail
  6. February 12, 2010 #498
  7. Farmers have a stake in the health care debate
  8. February 5, 2010 #497

January 2010

  1. If beef producers were to give advice to industry officials, what might they say?
  2. January 29, 2009 #496
  3. Roundup Ready generics: New opportunities but also new obstacles?
  4. January 22, 2010 #495
  5. Antibiotic use in livestock production
  6. January 15, 2010 #494
  7. China takes care of China
  8. January 8, 2010 #493
  9. Soybeans: A decade of remarkable growth
  10. January 1, 2010 #492

 

 

December 2010

  1. Apples: Crop stocks available as normal market supplies; Oranges: Crop stocks in a reserve
  2. December 31, 2010 #544
  3. Cost-plus pricing of major crops?: Interesting thought but…
  4. December 23, 2010 #543
  5. Farmers had a major role in jump-starting ethanol-based increases in corn demand
  6. December 17, 2010 #542
  7. The crop price run-up: Some proclaimed causes that were not causes after all
  8. December 10, 2010 #541
  9. IFPRI’s latest analysis of the global food crisis
  10. December 3, 2010 #540

November 2010

  1. The Economic and Political Setting for the 2012 Farm Bill
  2. November 24, 2010 #539
  3. Livestock packers’ choice: Instill fear of litigation or deal with “unfair practices?”
  4. November 17, 2010, #538
  5. AG questions additional benefits of Monsanto’s next generation of Roundup Ready Soybeans
  6. November 12, 2010 #537
  7. Ethanol and oil subsidies: A case of competing claims and self-justification
  8. November 5, 2010 #536

October 2010

  1. Industries being regulated have friends in high places
  2. October 29, 2010 #535
  3. Putting foxes in the hen houses: Lobby dollars at work?
  4. October 22, 2010 #534
  5. Food safety laws have created a fragmented system
  6. October 15, 2010 #533
  7. Food Safety is Job One”: A uniform reality or an unachieved goal?
  8. October 8, 2010, #532
  9. Building a stronger food safety system
  10. October 1, 2010, #531

September 2010

  1. Increased production variability
  2. September 24, 2010 #530
  3. Purely privatized crop insurance program: What does that mean?
  4. September 17, 2010 #529
  5. The 2012 Farm Bill: Are high prices the future of agricultural production?
  6. September 10, 2010 #528
  7. Dealing with “bad actors” in agriculture
  8. September 3, 2010 #527

August 2010

  1. The column’s new two-author byline
  2. August 27, 2010 #526
  3. What is missing in the balance of power discussions in the livestock industry?
  4. August 20, 2010 #525
  5. Grain export embargoes: Are they preventable?
  6. August 13, 2010 #524
  7. GIPSA responds to “misunderstandings” of proposed rule and extends comment period
  8. August 6, 2010 #523

July 2010

  1. GIPSA proposed rules have spawned concerns and divergent implications
  2. July 30, 2010 #522
  3. GIPSA rules designed to encourage transparency and discourage arbitrary and non-uniform requirements of producers
  4. July 23, 2010 #521
  5. Arbitration, adequate notice, required upgrades among issues addressed in GIPSA proposed rule
  6. July 16, 2010 #520
  7. USDA claims new GIPSA Section 202 rules clarifies the section’s original intent
  8. July 9, 2010 #519
  9. A set of policy recommendations aimed at poultry-contracting arrangements
  10. July 2, 2010 #518

June 2010

  1. Information on poultry producers’ pay and integrators’ profits: Integrators have it, producers don’t
  2. June 25, 2010 #517
  3. Putting a pencil to poultry contractor net returns
  4. June 18, 2010 #516
  5. National measures of poultry market concentration not the same at producer level
  6. June 11, 2010 #515
  7. Poultry growers air complaints
  8. June 4, 2010 #514

May 2010

  1. The great rush to over capacity, again
  2. May 28, 2010 #513
  3. Availability vs. farmers’ accessibility to genetic research on food crops
  4. May 21, 2010 #512
  5. State Department’s document on hunger and food security: Some hits, some misses
  6. May 14, 2010 #511
  7. BRICs: A “game changing” group of developing countries?
  8. May 7, 2010 #510

April 2010

  1. Bill Gates partners with US and others to boost production of the world’s poorest farmers
  2. April 30, 2010 #509
  3. Soybean exports and the exchange rate puzzle
  4. April 23, 2010 #508
  5. The relationship between US wheat exports and exchange rates
  6. April 16, 2010 #507
  7. Exchange rates and corn exports
  8. April 9, 2010 #506
  9. Battling world hunger by increasing global production?
  10. April 1, 2010 #505

March 2010

  1. Current farm policy is based on an export-centric narrative
  2. March 26, 2010 #504
  3. World less dependent on US crop exports in 2009 than in 1980
  4. March 19, 2010 #503
  5. Future US soybean exports will be largely determined by China and Brazil
  6. March 12, 2010 #502
  7. Since 1980 US wheat exports down by half while competitors’ exports double
    March 5, 2010 #501

February 2010

  1. Comparing 1980 and 2009, world corn production roughly doubled while exports are nearly the same
  2. February 26, 2010 #500
  3. Is it livestock’s turn to experience grain’s export turbulence?
  4. February 19, 2010 #499
  5. Exports: Agriculture’s holy grail
  6. February 12, 2010 #498
  7. Farmers have a stake in the health care debate
  8. February 5, 2010 #497

January 2010

  1. If beef producers were to give advice to industry officials, what might they say?
  2. January 29, 2009 #496
  3. Roundup Ready generics: New opportunities but also new obstacles?
  4. January 22, 2010 #495
  5. Antibiotic use in livestock production
  6. January 15, 2010 #494
  7. China takes care of China
  8. January 8, 2010 #493
  9. Soybeans: A decade of remarkable growth
  10. January 1, 2010 #492

 

December 2010

  1. Apples: Crop stocks available as normal market supplies; Oranges: Crop stocks in a reserve
  2. December 31, 2010 #544
  3. Cost-plus pricing of major crops?: Interesting thought but…
  4. December 23, 2010 #543
  5. Farmers had a major role in jump-starting ethanol-based increases in corn demand
  6. December 17, 2010 #542
  7. The crop price run-up: Some proclaimed causes that were not causes after all
  8. December 10, 2010 #541
  9. IFPRI’s latest analysis of the global food crisis
  10. December 3, 2010 #540

November 2010

  1. The Economic and Political Setting for the 2012 Farm Bill
  2. November 24, 2010 #539
  3. Livestock packers’ choice: Instill fear of litigation or deal with “unfair practices?”
  4. November 17, 2010, #538
  5. AG questions additional benefits of Monsanto’s next generation of Roundup Ready Soybeans
  6. November 12, 2010 #537
  7. Ethanol and oil subsidies: A case of competing claims and self-justification
  8. November 5, 2010 #536

October 2010

  1. Industries being regulated have friends in high places
  2. October 29, 2010 #535
  3. Putting foxes in the hen houses: Lobby dollars at work?
  4. October 22, 2010 #534
  5. Food safety laws have created a fragmented system
  6. October 15, 2010 #533
  7. Food Safety is Job One”: A uniform reality or an unachieved goal?
  8. October 8, 2010, #532
  9. Building a stronger food safety system
  10. October 1, 2010, #531

September 2010

  1. Increased production variability
  2. September 24, 2010 #530
  3. Purely privatized crop insurance program: What does that mean?
  4. September 17, 2010 #529
  5. The 2012 Farm Bill: Are high prices the future of agricultural production?
  6. September 10, 2010 #528
  7. Dealing with “bad actors” in agriculture
  8. September 3, 2010 #527

August 2010

  1. The column’s new two-author byline
  2. August 27, 2010 #526
  3. What is missing in the balance of power discussions in the livestock industry?
  4. August 20, 2010 #525
  5. Grain export embargoes: Are they preventable?
  6. August 13, 2010 #524
  7. GIPSA responds to “misunderstandings” of proposed rule and extends comment period
  8. August 6, 2010 #523

July 2010

  1. GIPSA proposed rules have spawned concerns and divergent implications
  2. July 30, 2010 #522
  3. GIPSA rules designed to encourage transparency and discourage arbitrary and non-uniform requirements of producers
  4. July 23, 2010 #521
  5. Arbitration, adequate notice, required upgrades among issues addressed in GIPSA proposed rule
  6. July 16, 2010 #520
  7. USDA claims new GIPSA Section 202 rules clarifies the section’s original intent
  8. July 9, 2010 #519
  9. A set of policy recommendations aimed at poultry-contracting arrangements
  10. July 2, 2010 #518

June 2010

  1. Information on poultry producers’ pay and integrators’ profits: Integrators have it, producers don’t
  2. June 25, 2010 #517
  3. Putting a pencil to poultry contractor net returns
  4. June 18, 2010 #516
  5. National measures of poultry market concentration not the same at producer level
  6. June 11, 2010 #515
  7. Poultry growers air complaints
  8. June 4, 2010 #514

May 2010

  1. The great rush to over capacity, again
  2. May 28, 2010 #513
  3. Availability vs. farmers’ accessibility to genetic research on food crops
  4. May 21, 2010 #512
  5. State Department’s document on hunger and food security: Some hits, some misses
  6. May 14, 2010 #511
  7. BRICs: A “game changing” group of developing countries?
  8. May 7, 2010 #510

April 2010

  1. Bill Gates partners with US and others to boost production of the world’s poorest farmers
  2. April 30, 2010 #509
  3. Soybean exports and the exchange rate puzzle
  4. April 23, 2010 #508
  5. The relationship between US wheat exports and exchange rates
  6. April 16, 2010 #507
  7. Exchange rates and corn exports
  8. April 9, 2010 #506
  9. Battling world hunger by increasing global production?
  10. April 1, 2010 #505

March 2010

  1. Current farm policy is based on an export-centric narrative
  2. March 26, 2010 #504
  3. World less dependent on US crop exports in 2009 than in 1980
  4. March 19, 2010 #503
  5. Future US soybean exports will be largely determined by China and Brazil
  6. March 12, 2010 #502
  7. Since 1980 US wheat exports down by half while competitors’ exports double
    March 5, 2010 #501

February 2010

  1. Comparing 1980 and 2009, world corn production roughly doubled while exports are nearly the same
  2. February 26, 2010 #500
  3. Is it livestock’s turn to experience grain’s export turbulence?
  4. February 19, 2010 #499
  5. Exports: Agriculture’s holy grail
  6. February 12, 2010 #498
  7. Farmers have a stake in the health care debate
  8. February 5, 2010 #497

January 2010

  1. If beef producers were to give advice to industry officials, what might they say?
  2. January 29, 2009 #496
  3. Roundup Ready generics: New opportunities but also new obstacles?
  4. January 22, 2010 #495
  5. Antibiotic use in livestock production
  6. January 15, 2010 #494
  7. China takes care of China
  8. January 8, 2010 #493
  9. Soybeans: A decade of remarkable growth
  10. January 1, 2010 #492