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Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2012

  1. Vilsack says Rural America needs a new mindset
  2. December 28, 2012 #648
  3. Vilsack to Ag: Choose your battles carefully; your credibility is at stake
  4. December 21, 2012 #647
  5. EPA’s decision to not grant RFS waiver grounded in computer simulation analyses
  6. December 14, 2012 #646
  7. EPA: RFS waiver issues include one-year vs. permanent and legislative semantics
  8. December 7, 2012 # 645

November 2012

  1. Ethanol’s use in gasoline production would be the same with or without RFS waiver
  2. November 30,2012 #644
  3. Feeding the world’s hungry and growing population
  4. November 21, 2012 #643
  5. Land prices
  6. November 16, 2012 #642
  7. Categorical eligibility for food stamps: It’s origin and adoption by states
  8. November 9, 2012 #641
  9. University study: Three or four year crop rotation as profitable as corn/soybean rotation
  10. November 2, 2012 #640

October 2012

  1. Handling of livestock and modern sensitivities
  2. October 26, 2012 #639
  3. Commodity programs not needed if demand outpaces supply
  4. October 19, 2012 #638
  5. Is Brazil the reservoir of future agricultural productive capacity?
  6. October 12, 2012 #637
  7. Exceptionally high prices are nice, but they usually worsen future low-price problems
  8. October 5, 2012 #636

September 2012

  1. Grain reserves: A much needed discussion, though some see it as off-the-table
  2. September 28, 2012 #635
  3. Two approaches to the obesity epidemic in the US
  4. September 21, 2012 #634
  5. It’s time to decide: A new farm bill or a one-year extension
  6. September 14, 2012 #633
  7. Worst drought in decades and U.S. net farm income is projected to increase—how can that be?
  8. September 7, 2012 #632

August 2012

  1. Efforts afoot to get a Farm Bill passed by the end of September
  2. August 31, 2012 #631
  3. Multiple predicaments: One core solution
  4. August 24, 2012 #630
  5. The full force of corn’s production shortfall to be felt by corn demanders
  6. August 17, 2012 #629
  7. Grasscutters that provide food, not manicured lawns
  8. August 10, 2012 #628
  9. Production destruction leads to both short-term and long-term demand destruction
  10. August 03, 2012 #627

July 2012

  1. Drought and passage of the 2012 Farm Bill
  2. July 27, 2012 #626
  3. Corn yields do not have to drop to 1988 levels to cause greater than 1988 market havoc
  4. July 20, 2012 #625
  5. New USDA procedures to reduce “high event” E. coli O157:H7 contaminations
  6. July 13, 2012 #624
  7. USDA publishes specifics on new E. coli O157:H7 traceback procedures
  8. July 6, 2012 #623

June 2012

  1. Senate farm bill proposal assumes current crop-price conditions
  2. June 29, 2012 #622
  3. Judge rules against FDA a second time on subtherapeutic use of antibiotics
  4. June 22, 2012 #621
  5. Crop insurance’s need to guard against guaranteeing profits on marginal land
  6. June 15, 2012 #620
  7. Public trust is a terrible thing to waste
  8. June 8, 2012 #619
  9. Revenue insurance: Adds a layer of middlemen and self-lowering safety net
  10. June 1, 2012 #618

May 2012

  1. Price and yield (and revenue) risks: Is insurance up to the task of handling them all?
  2. May 25, 2012 #617
  3. Lucas and Peterson: Crop insurance is not a safety net when prices collapse
  4. May 18, 2012 #616
  5. E. Coli O157:H7 contamination: Now USDA will traceback to slaughter-plant source
  6. May 11, 2011 #615
  7. BSE safeguards are working but continued vigilance is needed
  8. May 4, 2012 #614

April 2012

  1. China’s agricultural future: Adopt US developed technologies
  2. April 27, 2012 #613
  3. FDA issues more “guidance” seemingly disregarding court antibiotic ruling
  4. April 20, 2012 #612
  5. Pink slime: An object lesson for the meat industry?
  6. April 13, 2012 #611
  7. Does the use of subtherapeutic levels of penicillin in animal feed meet “responsible and judicious use” standards of the AVMA?
  8. April 6, 2012 #610

March 2012

  1. Antibiotics court order based on what happened, and didn’t happen, 35 years ago
  2. March 31, 2011 #609
  3. NFU’s Market-Driven Inventory System: Estimated impacts compared to current policy
  4. March 23, 2012 #608
  5. Farm programs indirectly affect agribusiness sales—increasingly with direct cash subsides
  6. March 16, 2012 #607
  7. Several countries are ramping up corn production (and corn exports)
  8. March 9, 2012 #606
  9. Will savings and logic be enough to carry the day with Congress?
  10. March 2, 2012 #605

February 2012

  1. Crop insurers react to FSA employees’ proposal
  2. February 24, 2012 #604
  3. FSA employees’ association says: “Let us do the crop insurance”
  4. February 17, 2012 #603
  5. Will there be a 2012 Farm Bill?
  6. February 10, 2012 #602
  7. Rationale and wording of government regs always available in the published rule
  8. February 3, 2012 #601

January 2012

  1. FDA’s reasoning behind restricting use of cephalosporins for food-producing animals
  2. January 27, 2012 #600
  3. FDA restricts use of cephalosporin in food-producing animals years after original order
  4. January 20, 2012 #599
  5. USDA's analysis of costs and benefits of Packers and Stockyards rule
  6. January 13, 2011 #598
  7. GIPSA final rule: Issues relating to arbitration and the rule’s overall impact
  8. January 6, 2012 #597

 

 

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December 2012

  1. Vilsack says Rural America needs a new mindset
  2. December 28, 2012 #648
  3. Vilsack to Ag: Choose your battles carefully; your credibility is at stake
  4. December 21, 2012 #647
  5. EPA’s decision to not grant RFS waiver grounded in computer simulation analyses
  6. December 14, 2012 #646
  7. EPA: RFS waiver issues include one-year vs. permanent and legislative semantics
  8. December 7, 2012 # 645

November 2012

  1. Ethanol’s use in gasoline production would be the same with or without RFS waiver
  2. November 30,2012 #644
  3. Feeding the world’s hungry and growing population
  4. November 21, 2012 #643
  5. Land prices
  6. November 16, 2012 #642
  7. Categorical eligibility for food stamps: It’s origin and adoption by states
  8. November 9, 2012 #641
  9. University study: Three or four year crop rotation as profitable as corn/soybean rotation
  10. November 2, 2012 #640

October 2012

  1. Handling of livestock and modern sensitivities
  2. October 26, 2012 #639
  3. Commodity programs not needed if demand outpaces supply
  4. October 19, 2012 #638
  5. Is Brazil the reservoir of future agricultural productive capacity?
  6. October 12, 2012 #637
  7. Exceptionally high prices are nice, but they usually worsen future low-price problems
  8. October 5, 2012 #636

September 2012

  1. Grain reserves: A much needed discussion, though some see it as off-the-table
  2. September 28, 2012 #635
  3. Two approaches to the obesity epidemic in the US
  4. September 21, 2012 #634
  5. It’s time to decide: A new farm bill or a one-year extension
  6. September 14, 2012 #633
  7. Worst drought in decades and U.S. net farm income is projected to increase—how can that be?
  8. September 7, 2012 #632

August 2012

  1. Efforts afoot to get a Farm Bill passed by the end of September
  2. August 31, 2012 #631
  3. Multiple predicaments: One core solution
  4. August 24, 2012 #630
  5. The full force of corn’s production shortfall to be felt by corn demanders
  6. August 17, 2012 #629
  7. Grasscutters that provide food, not manicured lawns
  8. August 10, 2012 #628
  9. Production destruction leads to both short-term and long-term demand destruction
  10. August 03, 2012 #627

July 2012

  1. Drought and passage of the 2012 Farm Bill
  2. July 27, 2012 #626
  3. Corn yields do not have to drop to 1988 levels to cause greater than 1988 market havoc
  4. July 20, 2012 #625
  5. New USDA procedures to reduce “high event” E. coli O157:H7 contaminations
  6. July 13, 2012 #624
  7. USDA publishes specifics on new E. coli O157:H7 traceback procedures
  8. July 6, 2012 #623

June 2012

  1. Senate farm bill proposal assumes current crop-price conditions
  2. June 29, 2012 #622
  3. Judge rules against FDA a second time on subtherapeutic use of antibiotics
  4. June 22, 2012 #621
  5. Crop insurance’s need to guard against guaranteeing profits on marginal land
  6. June 15, 2012 #620
  7. Public trust is a terrible thing to waste
  8. June 8, 2012 #619
  9. Revenue insurance: Adds a layer of middlemen and self-lowering safety net
  10. June 1, 2012 #618

May 2012

  1. Price and yield (and revenue) risks: Is insurance up to the task of handling them all?
  2. May 25, 2012 #617
  3. Lucas and Peterson: Crop insurance is not a safety net when prices collapse
  4. May 18, 2012 #616
  5. E. Coli O157:H7 contamination: Now USDA will traceback to slaughter-plant source
  6. May 11, 2011 #615
  7. BSE safeguards are working but continued vigilance is needed
  8. May 4, 2012 #614

April 2012

  1. China’s agricultural future: Adopt US developed technologies
  2. April 27, 2012 #613
  3. FDA issues more “guidance” seemingly disregarding court antibiotic ruling
  4. April 20, 2012 #612
  5. Pink slime: An object lesson for the meat industry?
  6. April 13, 2012 #611
  7. Does the use of subtherapeutic levels of penicillin in animal feed meet “responsible and judicious use” standards of the AVMA?
  8. April 6, 2012 #610

March 2012

  1. Antibiotics court order based on what happened, and didn’t happen, 35 years ago
  2. March 31, 2011 #609
  3. NFU’s Market-Driven Inventory System: Estimated impacts compared to current policy
  4. March 23, 2012 #608
  5. Farm programs indirectly affect agribusiness sales—increasingly with direct cash subsides
  6. March 16, 2012 #607
  7. Several countries are ramping up corn production (and corn exports)
  8. March 9, 2012 #606
  9. Will savings and logic be enough to carry the day with Congress?
  10. March 2, 2012 #605

February 2012

  1. Crop insurers react to FSA employees’ proposal
  2. February 24, 2012 #604
  3. FSA employees’ association says: “Let us do the crop insurance”
  4. February 17, 2012 #603
  5. Will there be a 2012 Farm Bill?
  6. February 10, 2012 #602
  7. Rational and wording of government regs always available in the published rule
  8. February 3, 2012 #601

January 2012

  1. FDA’s reasoning behind restricting use of cephalosporins for food-producing animals
  2. January 27, 2012 #600
  3. FDA restricts use of cephalosporin in food-producing animals years after original order
  4. January 20, 2012 #599
  5. USDA's analysis of costs and benefits of Packers and Stockyards rule
  6. January 13, 2011 #598
  7. GIPSA final rule: Issues relating to arbitration and the rule’s overall impact
  8. January 6, 2012 #597

 

December 2012

  1. Vilsack says Rural America needs a new mindset
  2. December 28, 2012 #648
  3. Vilsack to Ag: Choose your battles carefully; your credibility is at stake
  4. December 21, 2012 #647
  5. EPA’s decision to not grant RFS waiver grounded in computer simulation analyses
  6. December 14, 2012 #646
  7. EPA: RFS waiver issues include one-year vs. permanent and legislative semantics
  8. December 7, 2012 # 645

November 2012

  1. Ethanol’s use in gasoline production would be the same with or without RFS waiver
  2. November 30,2012 #644
  3. Feeding the world’s hungry and growing population
  4. November 21, 2012 #643
  5. Land prices
  6. November 16, 2012 #642
  7. Categorical eligibility for food stamps: It’s origin and adoption by states
  8. November 9, 2012 #641
  9. University study: Three or four year crop rotation as profitable as corn/soybean rotation
  10. November 2, 2012 #640

October 2012

  1. Handling of livestock and modern sensitivities
  2. October 26, 2012 #639
  3. Commodity programs not needed if demand outpaces supply
  4. October 19, 2012 #638
  5. Is Brazil the reservoir of future agricultural productive capacity?
  6. October 12, 2012 #637
  7. Exceptionally high prices are nice, but they usually worsen future low-price problems
  8. October 5, 2012 #636

September 2012

  1. Grain reserves: A much needed discussion, though some see it as off-the-table
  2. September 28, 2012 #635
  3. Two approaches to the obesity epidemic in the US
  4. September 21, 2012 #634
  5. It’s time to decide: A new farm bill or a one-year extension
  6. September 14, 2012 #633
  7. Worst drought in decades and U.S. net farm income is projected to increase—how can that be?
  8. September 7, 2012 #632

August 2012

  1. Efforts afoot to get a Farm Bill passed by the end of September
  2. August 31, 2012 #631
  3. Multiple predicaments: One core solution
  4. August 24, 2012 #630
  5. The full force of corn’s production shortfall to be felt by corn demanders
  6. August 17, 2012 #629
  7. Grasscutters that provide food, not manicured lawns
  8. August 10, 2012 #628
  9. Production destruction leads to both short-term and long-term demand destruction
  10. August 03, 2012 #627

July 2012

  1. Drought and passage of the 2012 Farm Bill
  2. July 27, 2012 #626
  3. Corn yields do not have to drop to 1988 levels to cause greater than 1988 market havoc
  4. July 20, 2012 #625
  5. New USDA procedures to reduce “high event” E. coli O157:H7 contaminations
  6. July 13, 2012 #624
  7. USDA publishes specifics on new E. coli O157:H7 traceback procedures
  8. July 6, 2012 #623

June 2012

  1. Senate farm bill proposal assumes current crop-price conditions
  2. June 29, 2012 #622
  3. Judge rules against FDA a second time on subtherapeutic use of antibiotics
  4. June 22, 2012 #621
  5. Crop insurance’s need to guard against guaranteeing profits on marginal land
  6. June 15, 2012 #620
  7. Public trust is a terrible thing to waste
  8. June 8, 2012 #619
  9. Revenue insurance: Adds a layer of middlemen and self-lowering safety net
  10. June 1, 2012 #618

May 2012

  1. Price and yield (and revenue) risks: Is insurance up to the task of handling them all?
  2. May 25, 2012 #617
  3. Lucas and Peterson: Crop insurance is not a safety net when prices collapse
  4. May 18, 2012 #616
  5. E. Coli O157:H7 contamination: Now USDA will traceback to slaughter-plant source
  6. May 11, 2011 #615
  7. BSE safeguards are working but continued vigilance is needed
  8. May 4, 2012 #614

April 2012

  1. China’s agricultural future: Adopt US developed technologies
  2. April 27, 2012 #613
  3. FDA issues more “guidance” seemingly disregarding court antibiotic ruling
  4. April 20, 2012 #612
  5. Pink slime: An object lesson for the meat industry?
  6. April 13, 2012 #611
  7. Does the use of subtherapeutic levels of penicillin in animal feed meet “responsible and judicious use” standards of the AVMA?
  8. April 6, 2012 #610

March 2012

  1. Antibiotics court order based on what happened, and didn’t happen, 35 years ago
  2. March 31, 2011 #609
  3. NFU’s Market-Driven Inventory System: Estimated impacts compared to current policy
  4. March 23, 2012 #608
  5. Farm programs indirectly affect agribusiness sales—increasingly with direct cash subsides
  6. March 16, 2012 #607
  7. Several countries are ramping up corn production (and corn exports)
  8. March 9, 2012 #606
  9. Will savings and logic be enough to carry the day with Congress?
  10. March 2, 2012 #605

February 2012

  1. Crop insurers react to FSA employees’ proposal
  2. February 24, 2012 #604
  3. FSA employees’ association says: “Let us do the crop insurance”
  4. February 17, 2012 #603
  5. Will there be a 2012 Farm Bill?
  6. February 10, 2012 #602
  7. Rational and wording of government regs always available in the published rule
  8. February 3, 2012 #601

January 2012

  1. FDA’s reasoning behind restricting use of cephalosporins for food-producing animals
  2. January 27, 2012 #600
  3. FDA restricts use of cephalosporin in food-producing animals years after original order
  4. January 20, 2012 #599
  5. USDA's analysis of costs and benefits of Packers and Stockyards rule
  6. January 13, 2011 #598
  7. GIPSA final rule: Issues relating to arbitration and the rule’s overall impact
  8. January 6, 2012 #597