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Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

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December 2011

  1. GIPSA issues final rule on suspension of bird deliveries
  2. December 30, 2011 #596
  3. Eleven proposed GIPSA rules did not make the final cut
  4. December 23, 2011 #595
  5. Research needed to improve crop adaptation to changing global climates
  6. December 16, 2011 #594
  7. Global warming: The argument vs. assessing the risk
  8. December 9, 2011 #593
  9. No farm bill served-up by supercommittee so back to square one
  10. December 2, 2011 #592

November 2011

  1. Fonio, a crabgrass relative and a hardy grain, supplies nutrition to millions in Africa
  2. November 23, 2011 #591
  3. Economist’s suggestion: Revamp revenue insurance to reduce taxpayer-paid windfalls
  4. November 18, 2011 #590
  5. Environmental Working Group proposes major changes in farm program
  6. November 11, 2011 #589
  7. Farmers have consistently produced themselves out of prosperity—what about this time?
  8. November 4, 2011 # 588

October 2011

  1. American Soybean Association pitches its farm program proposal into the 2012 FB ring
  2. October 28, 2011 #587
  3. NCGA proposes ACRE modifications for 2012 Farm Bill
  4. October 21, 2011 #586
  5. Insurance is an effective within-year price safety net but fails across years
  6. October 14, 2011 #585
  7. American Farm Bureau’s farm bill proposal
  8. October 7, 2011 #584

September 2011

  1. Impacts of a farm policy do-over for historical 1998 to 2010
  2. September 30, 2011 #583
  3. A GIPSA study and its analysis
  4. September 23, 2011 #582
  5. Negative reaction to GIPSA rule may actually reinforce its justification
  6. September 16, 2011 #581
  7. GIPSA: Does discriminatory behavior include issues of unequal access?
  8. September 9, 2011 #580
  9. Food stamp program (SNAP) taking a severe hit, as unemployment remains high
  10. September 2, 2011 #579

August 2011

  1. New regulations coming on milk spills, dust, and pond water? No, but rumors persist
  2. August 26, 2011 #578
  3. Dietary guidelines over the years: Many changes but still no mention of chocolate
  4. August 19, 2011 #577
  5. Polls provide useful information but how poll questions are worded matter
  6. August 12, 2011 #576
  7. Continuing the tradition of wearing the white hat of environmental stewardship
  8. August 5, 2011 #575

July 2011

  1. If others cannot afford what we produce, how does that play out?
  2. July 29, 2011 #574
  3. A fruit that “gets to the heart of so many vital African needs”
    July 22, 2011 #573
  4. Local food staples in developing countries not always wheat, rice, or corn
  5. July 15, 2011 #572
  6. A weed to us, a food to others
  7. July 8, 2011 #571
  8. Pathogen responsible for the German E. coli outbreak has distinguishing features
  9. July 1, 2011 #570

June 2011

  1. Food Safety: Is it time to seriously consider routine use of irradiation?
  2. June 24, 2011 #569
  3. German E. coli outbreak: Are there lessons to be learned?
  4. June 17, 2011 #568
  5. E. coli again: A troubling new twist with serious consequences
  6. June 10, 2011 #567
  7. Determining the agriculture budget for 2012—Round one
  8. June 3, 2011 #566

May 2011

  1. “Unjustified perceptions” explain why Africa’s indigenous grains are not well known
  2. May 27, 2011 #565
  3. Public research on indigenous cereal seed varieties could be a key to increasing food supplies in Africa
  4. May 20, 2011 #564
  5. Current farm programs deserve criticism—they violate original farm policy intent
  6. May 13, 2011 #563
  7. Replacing the “buffer” created by world’s starving and hungry with a grain buffer
  8. May 6, 2011 #562

April 2011

  1. The second International Dakar Agricultural Forum: Learning from the past, looking to the future
  2. April 29, 2011 #561
  3. A nineteenth century farm with twenty-first century technology—back to the food/fiber/fuel future?
  4. April 21, 2011 #560
  5. Forces affecting investment in agricultural technology and infrastructure
  6. April 15, 2011 #559
  7. How does the need to double world crop production by 2050 compare with the growth in crop output of the last 40 years?
  8. April 8, 2011 #558
  9. Feeding the hungry in developing countries: A growth market for US grain agriculture?
  10. April 1, 2011 #557

March 2011

  1. Today’s commodity programs: A safety net turned on its head?
  2. March 25, 2011 #556
  3. EPA’s Jackson says recent allegations of regulation overreach are not justified
  4. March 18, 2011 #555
  5. Land prices are up, up, but let’s hope not away—like a bubble
  6. March 11, 2011 #554
  7. Guidance document provides FDA’s current thinking on use of antibiotics in food animals
  8. March 4, 2011 #553

February 2011

  1. USDA to prepare carbon measurement and management guidelines
  2. February 25, 2011 #552
  3. Farmers adjust acreage to high prices
  4. February 18, 2011 #551
  5. Parallels to earlier “new eras:” And to the hangover that ensued?
  6. February 11, 2011 #550
  7. Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?
  8. February 4, 2011 #549

January 2011

  1. Elements of the health care legislation benefit farmers
  2. January 28, 2011 #548
  3. New York Times attacks farm programs for all the wrong reasons
  4. January 21, 2011 #547
  5. Exports, uncertainty and the size of the ongoing “food crisis”
  6. January 14, 2011 #546
  7. Index funds and the 2006-2008 run-up in agricultural commodity prices
  8. January 7, 2011 #545

 

 

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December 2011

  1. GIPSA issues final rule on suspension of bird deliveries
  2. December 30, 2011 #596
  3. Eleven proposed GIPSA rules did not make the final cut
  4. December 23, 2011 #595
  5. Research needed to improve crop adaptation to changing global climates
  6. December 16, 2011 #594
  7. Global warming: The argument vs. assessing the risk
  8. December 9, 2011 #593
  9. No farm bill served-up by supercommittee so back to square one
  10. December 2, 2011 #592

November 2011

  1. Fonio, a crabgrass relative and a hardy grain, supplies nutrition to millions in Africa
  2. November 23, 2011 #591
  3. Economist’s suggestion: Revamp revenue insurance to reduce taxpayer-paid windfalls
  4. November 18, 2011 #590
  5. Environmental Working Group proposes major changes in farm program
  6. November 11, 2011 #589
  7. Farmers have consistently produced themselves out of prosperity—what about this time?
  8. November 4, 2011 # 588

October 2011

  1. American Soybean Association pitches its farm program proposal into the 2012 FB ring
  2. October 28, 2011 #587
  3. NCGA proposes ACRE modifications for 2012 Farm Bill
  4. October 21, 2011 #586
  5. Insurance is an effective within-year price safety net but fails across years
  6. October 14, 2011 #585
  7. American Farm Bureau’s farm bill proposal
  8. October 7, 2011 #584

September 2011

  1. Impacts of a farm policy do-over for historical 1998 to 2010
  2. September 30, 2011 #583
  3. A GIPSA study and its analysis
  4. September 23, 2011 #582
  5. Negative reaction to GIPSA rule may actually reinforce its justification
  6. September 16, 2011 #581
  7. GIPSA: Does discriminatory behavior include issues of unequal access?
  8. September 9, 2011 #580
  9. Food stamp program (SNAP) taking a severe hit, as unemployment remains high
  10. September 2, 2011 #579

August 2011

  1. New regulations coming on milk spills, dust, and pond water? No, but rumors persist
  2. August 26, 2011 #578
  3. Dietary guidelines over the years: Many changes but still no mention of chocolate
  4. August 19, 2011 #577
  5. Polls provide useful information but how poll questions are worded matter
  6. August 12, 2011 #576
  7. Continuing the tradition of wearing the white hat of environmental stewardship
  8. August 5, 2011 #575

July 2011

  1. If others cannot afford what we produce, how does that play out?
  2. July 29, 2011 #574
  3. A fruit that “gets to the heart of so many vital African needs”
    July 22, 2011 #573
  4. Local food staples in developing countries not always wheat, rice, or corn
  5. July 15, 2011 #572
  6. A weed to us, a food to others
  7. July 8, 2011 #571
  8. Pathogen responsible for the German E. coli outbreak has distinguishing features
  9. July 1, 2011 #570

June 2011

  1. Food Safety: Is it time to seriously consider routine use of irradiation?
  2. June 24, 2011 #569
  3. German E. coli outbreak: Are there lessons to be learned?
  4. June 17, 2011 #568
  5. E. coli again: A troubling new twist with serious consequences
  6. June 10, 2011 #567
  7. Determining the agriculture budget for 2012—Round one
  8. June 3, 2011 #566

May 2011

  1. “Unjustified perceptions” explain why Africa’s indigenous grains are not well known
  2. May 27, 2011 #565
  3. Public research on indigenous cereal seed varieties could be a key to increasing food supplies in Africa
  4. May 20, 2011 #564
  5. Current farm programs deserve criticism—they violate original farm policy intent
  6. May 13, 2011 #563
  7. Replacing the “buffer” created by world’s starving and hungry with a grain buffer
  8. May 6, 2011 #562

April 2011

  1. The second International Dakar Agricultural Forum: Learning from the past, looking to the future
  2. April 29, 2011 #561
  3. A nineteenth century farm with twenty-first century technology—back to the food/fiber/fuel future?
  4. April 21, 2011 #560
  5. Forces affecting investment in agricultural technology and infrastructure
  6. April 15, 2011 #559
  7. How does the need to double world crop production by 2050 compare with the growth in crop output of the last 40 years?
  8. April 8, 2011 #558
  9. Feeding the hungry in developing countries: A growth market for US grain agriculture?
  10. April 1, 2011 #557

March 2011

  1. Today’s commodity programs: A safety net turned on its head?
  2. March 25, 2011 #556
  3. EPA’s Jackson says recent allegations of regulation overreach are not justified
  4. March 18, 2011 #555
  5. Land prices are up, up, but let’s hope not away—like a bubble
  6. March 11, 2011 #554
  7. Guidance document provides FDA’s current thinking on use of antibiotics in food animals
  8. March 4, 2011 #553

February 2011

  1. USDA to prepare carbon measurement and management guidelines
  2. February 25, 2011 #552
  3. Farmers adjust acreage to high prices
  4. February 18, 2011 #551
  5. Parallels to earlier “new eras:” And to the hangover that ensued?
  6. February 11, 2011 #550
  7. Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?
  8. February 4, 2011 #549

January 2011

  1. Elements of the health care legislation benefit farmers
  2. January 28, 2011 #548
  3. New York Times attacks farm programs for all the wrong reasons
  4. January 21, 2011 #547
  5. Exports, uncertainty and the size of the ongoing “food crisis”
  6. January 14, 2011 #546
  7. Index funds and the 2006-2008 run-up in agricultural commodity prices
  8. January 7, 2011 #545

 

December 2011

  1. GIPSA issues final rule on suspension of bird deliveries
  2. December 30, 2011 #596
  3. Eleven proposed GIPSA rules did not make the final cut
  4. December 23, 2011 #595
  5. Research needed to improve crop adaptation to changing global climates
  6. December 16, 2011 #594
  7. Global warming: The argument vs. assessing the risk
  8. December 9, 2011 #593
  9. No farm bill served-up by supercommittee so back to square one
  10. December 2, 2011 #592

November 2011

  1. Fonio, a crabgrass relative and a hardy grain, supplies nutrition to millions in Africa
  2. November 23, 2011 #591
  3. Economist’s suggestion: Revamp revenue insurance to reduce taxpayer-paid windfalls
  4. November 18, 2011 #590
  5. Environmental Working Group proposes major changes in farm program
  6. November 11, 2011 #589
  7. Farmers have consistently produced themselves out of prosperity—what about this time?
  8. November 4, 2011 # 588

October 2011

  1. American Soybean Association pitches its farm program proposal into the 2012 FB ring
  2. October 28, 2011 #587
  3. NCGA proposes ACRE modifications for 2012 Farm Bill
  4. October 21, 2011 #586
  5. Insurance is an effective within-year price safety net but fails across years
  6. October 14, 2011 #585
  7. American Farm Bureau’s farm bill proposal
  8. October 7, 2011 #584

September 2011

  1. Impacts of a farm policy do-over for historical 1998 to 2010
  2. September 30, 2011 #583
  3. A GIPSA study and its analysis
  4. September 23, 2011 #582
  5. Negative reaction to GIPSA rule may actually reinforce its justification
  6. September 16, 2011 #581
  7. GIPSA: Does discriminatory behavior include issues of unequal access?
  8. September 9, 2011 #580
  9. Food stamp program (SNAP) taking a severe hit, as unemployment remains high
  10. September 2, 2011 #579

August 2011

  1. New regulations coming on milk spills, dust, and pond water? No, but rumors persist
  2. August 26, 2011 #578
  3. Dietary guidelines over the years: Many changes but still no mention of chocolate
  4. August 19, 2011 #577
  5. Polls provide useful information but how poll questions are worded matter
  6. August 12, 2011 #576
  7. Continuing the tradition of wearing the white hat of environmental stewardship
  8. August 5, 2011 #575

July 2011

  1. If others cannot afford what we produce, how does that play out?
  2. July 29, 2011 #574
  3. A fruit that “gets to the heart of so many vital African needs”
  4. July 22, 2011 #573
  5. Local food staples in developing countries not always wheat, rice, or corn
  6. July 15, 2011 #572
  7. A weed to us, a food to others
  8. July 8, 2011 #571
  9. Pathogen responsible for the German E. coli outbreak has distinguishing features
  10. July 1, 2011 #570

June 2011

  1. Food Safety: Is it time to seriously consider routine use of irradiation?
  2. June 24, 2011 #569
  3. German E. coli outbreak: Are there lessons to be learned?
  4. June 17, 2011 #568
  5. E. coli again: A troubling new twist with serious consequences
  6. June 10, 2011 #567
  7. Determining the agriculture budget for 2012—Round one
  8. June 3, 2011 #566

May 2011

  1. “Unjustified perceptions” explain why Africa’s indigenous grains are not well known
  2. May 27, 2011 #565
  3. Public research on indigenous cereal seed varieties could be a key to increasing food supplies in Africa
  4. May 20, 2011 #564
  5. Current farm programs deserve criticism—they violate original farm policy intent
  6. May 13, 2011 #563
  7. Replacing the “buffer” created by world’s starving and hungry with a grain buffer
  8. May 6, 2011 #562

April 2011

  1. The second International Dakar Agricultural Forum: Learning from the past, looking to the future
  2. April 29, 2011 #561
  3. A nineteenth century farm with twenty-first century technology—back to the food/fiber/fuel future?
  4. April 21, 2011 #560
  5. Forces affecting investment in agricultural technology and infrastructure
  6. April 15, 2011 #559
  7. How does the need to double world crop production by 2050 compare with the growth in crop output of the last 40 years?
  8. April 8, 2011 #558
  9. Feeding the hungry in developing countries: A growth market for US grain agriculture?
  10. April 1, 2011 #557

March 2011

  1. Today’s commodity programs: A safety net turned on its head?
  2. March 25, 2011 #556
  3. EPA’s Jackson says recent allegations of regulation overreach are not justified
  4. March 18, 2011 #555
  5. Land prices are up, up, but let’s hope not away—like a bubble
  6. March 11, 2011 #554
  7. Guidance document provides FDA’s current thinking on use of antibiotics in food animals
  8. March 4, 2011 #553

February 2011

  1. USDA to prepare carbon measurement and management guidelines
  2. February 25, 2011 #552
  3. Farmers adjust acreage to high prices
  4. February 18, 2011 #551
  5. Parallels to earlier “new eras:” And to the hangover that ensued?
  6. February 11, 2011 #550
  7. Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?
  8. February 4, 2011 #549

January 2011

  1. Elements of the health care legislation benefit farmers
  2. January 28, 2011 #548
  3. New York Times attacks farm programs for all the wrong reasons
  4. January 21, 2011 #547
  5. Exports, uncertainty and the size of the ongoing “food crisis”
  6. January 14, 2011 #546
  7. Index funds and the 2006-2008 run-up in agricultural commodity prices
  8. January 7, 2011 #545