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Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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1) Full attribution to Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN;
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December 2013

  1. Farmers banded together to tackle early price and income problems
  2. December 27, 2013 #700
  3. Implementation of FDA’s new antibiotic rules
  4. December 20, 2013 #699
  5. Have had agricultural policy since the beginning of this nation
  6. December 13, 2013 #698
  7. Revenue insurance—a certainty in an otherwise unknown farm bill
  8. December 6, 2013 #697

November 2013

  1. Where is the safety net? There is no safety net
  2. November 29, 2013 #696
  3. More downside risk than upside potential for corn prices?
  4. November 22, 2013 #695
  5. Question: Are corn prices on a new higher plateau?
  6. November 15, 2013 #694
  7. Humane livestock handling and slaughter regs through the years
  8. November 8, 2013 #693
  9. Anytime is turkey time
  10. November 1, 2013 #692

October 2013

  1. Broiler production and consumption trends
  2. October 25, 2013 #691
  3. Hog and pork trends
  4. October 18, 2013 #690
    Cattle and beef trends
  5. October 11, 2013 #689
  6. US is the 4th largest rice exporter; each of the 3 largest rice exporters export more than the US produces
  7. October 4, 2013 #688

September 2013

  1. Most US cotton production traditionally went to domestic mills, now it goes abroad
  2. September 27, 2013 #687
  3. US wheat exports down by nearly half from 1981 peak while non-US wheat exports have doubled
  4. September 20, 2013 #686
  5. Soybeans: US export trend is up, share of world exports is down
  6. September 13, 2013 #685
  7. Corn exports: A case of unrealized expectations and farm policies that did not deliver
  8. September 6, 2013 #684

August 2013

  1. Agricultural Policy in China
  2. August 30, 2013 #683
  3. The bulk of crop sector's pain from 2012 drought is yet to come?
  4. August 23, 2013 #682
  5. FDA to oversee accreditation bodies that certify safety auditors of imported food
  6. August 16, 2013 #681
  7. New FDA rule makes importers responsible the for safety of imported food
  8. August 9, 2013 #680
  9. Big banks profit from circular hauling of commodities
  10. August 2, 2013 #679

July 2013

  1. IFAD president spells out what is needed to get African agriculture back on track
  2. July 26, 2013 #678
  3. Interesting perspectives on the agriculture only farm bill
  4. July 19, 2013 #677
  5. Splitting out nutrition from agriculture - A case of divide to conquer?
  6. July 12, 2013 #676
  1. USDA proposed rule for mechanically tenderized meat
  2. July 5, 2013 #675

June 2013

  1. World hunger reduction: Missed goals and incomplete strategies
  2. June 28, 2013 #674
  3. What two recent Supreme Court rulings say and don't say
  4. June 21, 2013 # 673
  5. Courtís ruling favoring Monsanto not surprising given the specifics of the case tried
  6. June 14, 2013 #672
  7. The Smithfield deal
  8. June 7, 2013 #671

May 2013

  1. Final wording for COOL implementation
  2. May 31, 2013 #670
  3. Sugar policies of US and Brazil
  4. May 24, 2013 #669
  5. Do opponents of crop insurance oppose farm programs in general?
  6. May 17, 2013 #668
  7. Livestock press reports range from concealment to obfuscation to engagement
  8. May 10, 2013 #667
  9. Trust is valuable and fragile
  10. May 3, 2013 #666

April 2013

  1. SNAP program debates center on effectiveness and cost
  2. April 26, 2013 #665
  3. A snapshot of US food and nutrition programs
  4. April 19, 2013 #664
  5. What a food consumer wants
  6. April 12, 2013 #663
  7. COOL: some are for it, some are not
  8. April 5, 2013 #662

March 2013

  1. Whatís new in the proposed AMS rule on COOL
  2. March 28, 2013 #661
  3. COOL itself is not ruled illegal by WTO but finds label wording to be a problem
  4. March 22, 2013 #660
  5. Combestís path to a more effective and less costly farm legislation
  6. March 15, 2013 #659
  7. Crop insurance and conservation compliance
  8. March 8, 2013 #658
  9. The obesity puzzle
  10. March 1, 2013 #657

February 2013

  1. Adjusting farm policy in light of changing societal concerns
  2. February 22, 2013 #656
  3. Defensible farm policy: Help protect farm incomes during the bad times
  4. February 15, 2013 #655
  5. Food accessibility
  6. February 8, 2013 #654
  7. The farm bill and environmental sustainability
  8. February 1, 2013 #653

January 2013

  1. Hazard analysis and risk-based control points (HACCP) not just for meat anymore
  2. January 25, 2013 #652
  3. Proposed regs on farm-level production of fresh fruits and vegetables
  4. January 18, 2013 #651
  5. FDAís newly proposed food safety regs
  6. January 11, 2013 #650
  7. Food stamp issues include its funding but also proposed means to improve nutrition
  8. January 4, 2013 #649

 

 

 

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December 2013

  1. Farmers banded together to tackle early price and income problems
  2. December 27, 2013 #700
  3. Implementation of FDA’s new antibiotic rules
  4. December 20, 2013 #699
  5. Have had agricultural policy since the beginning of this nation
  6. December 13, 2013 #698
  7. Revenue insurance—a certainty in an otherwise unknown farm bill
  8. December 6, 2013 #697

November 2013

  1. Where is the safety net? There is no safety net
  2. November 29, 2013 #696
  3. More downside risk than upside potential for corn prices?
  4. November 22, 2013 #695
  5. Question: Are corn prices on a new higher plateau?
  6. November 15, 2013 #694
  7. Humane livestock handling and slaughter regs through the years
  8. November 8, 2013 #693
  9. Anytime is turkey time
  10. November 1, 2013 #692

October 2013

  1. Broiler production and consumption trends
  2. October 25, 2013 #691
  3. Hog and pork trends
  4. October 18, 2013 #690
  5. Cattle and beef trends
  6. October 11, 2013 #689
  7. US is the 4th largest rice exporter; each of the 3 largest rice exporters export more than the US produces
  8. October 4, 2013 #688

September 2013

  1. Most US cotton production traditionally went to domestic mills, now it goes abroad
  2. September 27, 2013 #687
  3. US wheat exports down by nearly half from 1981 peak while non-US wheat exports have doubled
  4. September 20, 2013 #686
  5. Soybeans: US export trend is up, share of world exports is down
  6. September 13, 2013 #685
  7. Corn exports: A case of unrealized expectations and farm policies that did not deliver
  8. September 6, 2013 #684

August 2013

  1. Agricultural Policy in China
  2. August 30, 2013 #683
  3. The bulk of crop sector's pain from 2012 drought is yet to come?
  4. August 23, 2013 #682
  5. FDA to oversee accreditation bodies that certify safety auditors of imported food
  6. August 16, 2013 #681
  7. New FDA rule makes importers responsible the for safety of imported food
  8. August 9, 2013 #680
  9. Big banks profit from circular hauling of commodities
  10. August 2, 2013 #679

July 2013

  1. IFAD president spells out what is needed to get African agriculture back on track
  2. July 26, 2013 #678
  3. Interesting perspectives on the agriculture only farm bill
  4. July 19, 2013 #677
  5. Splitting out nutrition from agriculture - A case of divide to conquer?
  6. July 12, 2013 #676
  1. USDA proposed rule for mechanically tenderized meat
  2. July 5, 2013 #675

June 2013

  1. World hunger reduction: Missed goals and incomplete strategies
  2. June 28, 2013 #674
  3. What two recent Supreme Court rulings say and don't say
  4. June 21, 2013 # 673
  5. Court’s ruling favoring Monsanto not surprising given the specifics of the case tried
  6. June 14, 2013 #672
  7. The Smithfield deal
  8. June 7, 2013 #671

May 2013

  1. Final wording for COOL implementation
  2. May 31, 2013 #670
  3. Sugar policies of US and Brazil
  4. May 24, 2013 #669
  5. Do opponents of crop insurance oppose farm programs in general?
  6. May 17, 2013 #668
  7. Livestock press reports range from concealment to obfuscation to engagement
  8. May 10, 2013 #667
  9. Trust is valuable and fragile
  10. May 3, 2013 #666

April 2013

  1. SNAP program debates center on effectiveness and cost
  2. April 26, 2013 #665
  3. A snapshot of US food and nutrition programs
  4. April 19, 2013 #664
  5. What a food consumer wants
  6. April 12, 2013 #663
  7. COOL: some are for it, some are not
  8. April 5, 2013 #662

March 2013

  1. What’s new in the proposed AMS rule on COOL
  2. March 28, 2013 #661
  3. COOL itself is not ruled illegal by WTO but finds label wording to be a problem
  4. March 22, 2013 #660
  5. Combest’s path to a more effective and less costly farm legislation
  6. March 15, 2013 #659
  7. Crop insurance and conservation compliance
  8. March 8, 2013 #658
  9. The obesity puzzle
  10. March 1, 2013 #657

February 2013

  1. Adjusting farm policy in light of changing societal concerns
  2. February 22, 2013 #656
  3. Defensible farm policy: Help protect farm incomes during the bad times
  4. February 15, 2013 #655
  5. Food accessibility
  6. February 8, 2013 #654
  7. The farm bill and environmental sustainability
  8. February 1, 2013 #653

January 2013

  1. Hazard analysis and risk-based control points (HACCP) not just for meat anymore
  2. January 25, 2013 #652
  3. Proposed regs on farm-level production of fresh fruits and vegetables
  4. January 18, 2013 #651
  5. FDA’s newly proposed food safety regs
  6. January 11, 2013 #650
  7. Food stamp issues include its funding but also proposed means to improve nutrition
  8. January 4, 2013 #649

 

December 2013

  1. Farmers banded together to tackle early price and income problems
  2. December 27, 2013 #700
  3. Implementation of FDA’s new antibiotic rules
  4. December 20, 2013 #699
  5. Have had agricultural policy since the beginning of this nation
  6. December 13, 2013 #698
  7. Revenue insurance—a certainty in an otherwise unknown farm bill
  8. December 6, 2013 #697

November 2013

  1. Where is the safety net? There is no safety net
  2. November 29, 2013 #696
  3. More downside risk than upside potential for corn prices?
  4. November 22, 2013 #695
  5. Question: Are corn prices on a new higher plateau?
  6. November 15, 2013 #694
  7. Humane livestock handling and slaughter regs through the years
  8. November 8, 2013 #693
  9. Anytime is turkey time
  10. November 1, 2013 #692

October 2013

  1. Broiler production and consumption trends
  2. October 25, 2013 #691
  3. Hog and pork trends
  4. October 18, 2013 #690
  5. Cattle and beef trends
  6. October 11, 2013 #689
  7. US is the 4th largest rice exporter; each of the 3 largest rice exporters export more than the US produces
  8. October 4, 2013 #688

September 2013

  1. Most US cotton production traditionally went to domestic mills, now it goes abroad
  2. September 27, 2013 #687
  3. US wheat exports down by nearly half from 1981 peak while non-US wheat exports have doubled
  4. September 20, 2013 #686
  5. Soybeans: US export trend is up, share of world exports is down
  6. September 13, 2013 #685
  7. Corn exports: A case of unrealized expectations and farm policies that did not deliver
  8. September 6, 2013 #684

August 2013

  1. Agricultural Policy in China
  2. August 30, 2013 #683
  3. The bulk of crop sector's pain from 2012 drought is yet to come?
  4. August 23, 2013 #682
  5. FDA to oversee accreditation bodies that certify safety auditors of imported food
  6. August 16, 2013 #681
  7. New FDA rule makes importers responsible the for safety of imported food
  8. August 9, 2013 #680
  9. Big banks profit from circular hauling of commodities
  10. August 2, 2013 #679

July 2013

  1. IFAD president spells out what is needed to get African agriculture back on track
  2. July 26, 2013 #678
  3. Interesting perspectives on the agriculture only farm bill
  4. July 19, 2013 #677
  5. Splitting out nutrition from agriculture - a case of divide to conquer?
  6. July 12, 2013 #676
  1. USDA proposed rule for mechanically tenderized meat
  2. July 5, 2013 #675

June 2013

  1. World hunger reduction: Missed goals and incomplete strategies
  2. June 28, 2013 #674
  3. What two recent Supreme Court rulings say and don't say
  4. June 21, 2013 # 673
  5. Court’s ruling favoring Monsanto not surprising given the specifics of the case tried
  6. June 14, 2013 #672
  7. The Smithfield deal
  8. June 7, 2013 #671

May 2013

  1. Final wording for COOL implementation
  2. May 31, 2013 #670
  3. Sugar policies of US and Brazil
  4. May 24, 2013 #669
  5. Do opponents of crop insurance oppose farm programs in general?
  6. May 17, 2013 #668
  7. Livestock press reports range from concealment to obfuscation to engagement
  8. May 10, 2013 #667
  9. Trust is valuable and fragile
  10. May 3, 2013 #666

April 2013

  1. SNAP program debates center on effectiveness and cost
  2. April 26, 2013 #665
  3. A snapshot of US food and nutrition programs
  4. April 19, 2013 #664
  5. What a food consumer wants
  6. April 12, 2013 #663
  7. COOL: some are for it, some are not
  8. April 5, 2013 #662

March 2013

  1. What’s new in the proposed AMS rule on COOL
  2. March 28, 2013 #661
  3. COOL itself is not ruled illegal by WTO but finds label wording to be a problem
  4. March 22, 2013 #660
  5. Combest’s path to a more effective and less costly farm legislation
  6. March 15, 2013 #659
  7. Crop insurance and conservation compliance
  8. March 8, 2013 #658
  9. The obesity puzzle
  10. March 1, 2013 #657

February 2013

  1. Adjusting farm policy in light of changing societal concerns
  2. February 22, 2013 #656
  3. Defensible farm policy: Help protect farm incomes during the bad times
  4. February 15, 2013 #655
  5. Food accessibility
  6. February 8, 2013 #654
  7. The farm bill and environmental sustainability
  8. February 1, 2013 #653

January 2013

  1. Hazard analysis and risk-based control points (HACCP) not just for meat anymore
  2. January 25, 2013 #652
  3. Proposed regs on farm-level production of fresh fruits and vegetables
  4. January 18, 2013 #651
  5. FDA’s newly proposed food safety regs
  6. January 11, 2013 #650
  7. Food stamp issues include its funding but also proposed means to improve nutrition
  8. January 4, 2013 #649