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Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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November 2014

  1. Periodic farm bills assume short-term economic conditions will persist into the future
  2. November 21, 2014 #747
  3. Farm-level production decisions and industry-level impacts
  4. November 14, 2014 #746
  5. Modeling world food production needs in 2050
  6. November 7, 2014 #745

October 2014

  1. Who is going to feed Africa? African expert's answer: African farmers, one acre at a time
  2. October 31, 2014 #744
  3. McDonald’s answers food questions and Whole Foods announces a new rating system
  4. October 24, 2014 #743
  5. In the future farmers’ fiercest taskmaster may be consumer expectations
  6. October 17, 2014 #742
  7. Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas
  8. October 10, 2014 #741
  9. US farm organizations join alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  10. October 3, 2014 #740

September 2014

  1. Blasingame Policy Chair: Reviewing the past and looking to the future
  2. September 26, 2014 #739
  3. No policy in place to handle multiple years of good crops and mediocre demand growth
  4. September 19, 2014 #738
  5. Railroad criticism is a long-standing refrain among farmers
  6. September 12, 2014 #737
  7. Iowa’s strategy to reduce agricultural runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus
  8. September 5, 2014 #736

August 2014

  1. Chesapeake Bay, EPA and agriculture
  2. August 29, 2014 #735
  3. Farm-based nitrogen emissions are unavoidable but can be minimized
  4. August 22, 2014 #734
  5. Toledo Mayor to residents: “Don’t drink the water”
  6. August 15, 2014 #733
  7. Market-following programs, once perfected, would be no protection at all
  8. August 8, 2014 #732
  9. Climate change issue: better to respond needlessly than mistakenly do nothing
  10. August 1, 2014 #731

July 2014

  1. The African slate is not blank: Taking democratic traditions and indigenous knowledge seriously
  2. July 25, 2014 #730
  3. Easterly: Development economists are cozy with autocratic leaders, little help gets to poor
  4. July 18, 2014 #729
  5. Feed the Future links agriculture, nutrition, and infant health
  6. July 11, 2014 #728
  7. Risky Business report: “Right or wrong, is it time to take on a climate change ‘insurance policy’?”
  8. July 4, 2014 #727

June 2014

  1. Chicago Council on Global Affairs identifies “blue skies” research areas to improve global food security
  2. June 27, 2014 #726
  3. Chicago Council strategizes response to climate and food security issues
  4. June 20, 2014 #725
  5. Adapting the global food system to climate change should be a priority,” says CCGA
  6. June 13, 2014 #724
  7. Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature
  8. June 6, 2014 #723

May 2014

  1. National Geographic article addresses global food needs in 2050
  2. May 30, 2014 #722
  3. Water categories included in EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.”
  4. May 23, 2014 #721
  5. Scientific literature used to clarify which U.S. waters are within EPA’s jurisdiction
  6. May 16, 2014 #720
  7. Waters of the U.S. rule: The back story and waters that are explicitly excluded
  8. May 9, 2014 #719
  9. Waters of the United States and the Clean Water Act
  10. May 2, 2014 #718

April 2014

  1. As goes China, as goes today's soybean exports
  2. April 25, 2014 #717
  3. Community-led development makes a real difference in a Senegalese community
  4. April 18, 2014 #716
  5. Self-reliance is the goal of Farmer Group 5 in Guédé Chantier, Senegal
  6. April 11, 2014 #715
  7. In search of a cost-effective fuel for cooking in rural Africa without deforestation
  8. April 4, 2014 #714

March 2014

  1. Farmers’ issues and challenges in other parts of the world are different yet similar
  2. March 28, 2014 #713
  3. Agriculture and life in a Senegalese village
  4. March 21, 2014 #712
  5. Save revenue insurance from the eventual public ridicule that beset direct payments?
  6. March 14, 2014 #711
  7. Implementation of 2014 Farm Bill allows farmers time to make an informed choice
  8. March 7, 2014 #710

February 2014

  1. Insurance and the new farm bill
  2. February 28, 2014 #709
  3. Price and the value of agricultural exports
  4. February 21, 2014 #708
  5. Agriculture Act of 2014: Commodities Title
  6. February 14, 2014 #707
  7. Finally, A Farm Bill
  8. February 7, 2014 #706

January 2014

  1. Say it ain’t so Joe!
  2. January 31, 2014 #705
  3. Low prices in the late 1990s slowed production little but fueled the ethanol phenomenon
  4. January 24, 2014 #704
  5. The 1996 “Freedom to Farm” Farm Bill
  6. January 17, 2014 #703
  7. How farm policy used to work
  8. January 10, 2014 #702
  1. So what is the role of commodity programs? Can they even be justified?
  2. January 3, 2014 #701

 

 

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November 2014

  1. Periodic farm bills assume short-term economic conditions will persist into the future
  2. November 21, 2014 #747
  3. Farm-level production decisions and industry-level impacts
  4. November 14, 2014 #746
  5. Modeling world food production needs in 2050
  6. November 7, 2014 #745

October 2014

  1. Who is going to feed Africa? African expert's answer: African farmers, one acre at a time
  2. October 31, 2014 #744
  3. McDonald’s answers food questions and Whole Foods announces a new rating system
  4. October 24, 2014 #743
  5. In the future farmers’ fiercest taskmaster may be consumer expectations
  6. October 17, 2014 #742
  7. Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas
  8. October 10, 2014 #741
  9. US farm organizations join alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  10. October 3, 2014 #740

September 2014

  1. Blasingame Policy Chair: Reviewing the past and looking to the future
  2. September 26, 2014 #739
  3. No policy in place to handle multiple years of good crops and mediocre demand growth
  4. September 19, 2014 #738
  5. Railroad criticism is a long-standing refrain among farmers
  6. September 12, 2014 #737
  7. Iowa’s strategy to reduce agricultural runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus
  8. September 5, 2014 #736

August 2014

  1. Chesapeake Bay, EPA and agriculture
  2. August 29, 2014 #735
  3. Farm-based nitrogen emissions are unavoidable but can be minimized
  4. August 22, 2014 #734
  5. Toledo Mayor to residents: “Don’t drink the water”
  6. August 15, 2014 #733
  7. Market-following programs, once perfected, would be no protection at all
  8. August 8, 2014 #732
  9. Climate change issue: better to respond needlessly than mistakenly do nothing
  10. August 1, 2014 #731

July 2014

  1. The African slate is not blank: Taking democratic traditions and indigenous knowledge seriously
  2. July 25, 2014 #730
  3. Easterly: Development economists are cozy with autocratic leaders, little help gets to poor
  4. July 18, 2014 #729
  5. Feed the Future links agriculture, nutrition, and infant health
  6. July 11, 2014 #728
  7. Risky Business report: “Right or wrong, is it time to take on a climate change ‘insurance policy’?”
  8. July 4, 2014 #727

June 2014

  1. Chicago Council on Global Affairs identifies “blue skies” research areas to improve global food security
  2. June 27, 2014 #726
  3. Chicago Council strategizes response to climate and food security issues
  4. June 20, 2014 #725
  5. Adapting the global food system to climate change should be a priority,” says CCGA
  6. June 13, 2014 #724
  7. Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature
  8. June 6, 2014 #723

May 2014

  1. National Geographic article addresses global food needs in 2050
  2. May 30, 2014 #722
  3. Water categories included in EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.”
  4. May 23, 2014 #721
  5. Scientific literature used to clarify which U.S. waters are within EPA’s jurisdiction
  6. May 16, 2014 #720
  7. Waters of the U.S. rule: The back story and waters that are explicitly excluded
  8. May 9, 2014 #719
  9. Waters of the United States and the Clean Water Act
  10. May 2, 2014 #718

April 2014

  1. As goes China, as goes today's soybean exports
  2. April 25, 2014 #717
  3. Community-led development makes a real difference in a Senegalese community
  4. April 18, 2014 #716
  5. Self-reliance is the goal of Farmer Group 5 in Guédé Chantier, Senegal
  6. April 11, 2014 #715
  7. In search of a cost-effective fuel for cooking in rural Africa without deforestation
  8. April 4, 2014 #714

March 2014

  1. Farmers’ issues and challenges in other parts of the world are different yet similar
  2. March 28, 2014 #713
  3. Agriculture and life in a Senegalese village
  4. March 21, 2014 #712
  5. Save revenue insurance from the eventual public ridicule that beset direct payments?
  6. March 14, 2014 #711
  7. Implementation of 2014 Farm Bill allows farmers time to make an informed choice
  8. March 7, 2014 #710

February 2014

  1. Insurance and the new farm bill
  2. February 28, 2014 #709
  3. Price and the value of agricultural exports
  4. February 21, 2014 #708
  5. Agriculture Act of 2014: Commodities Title
  6. February 14, 2014 #707
  7. Finally, A Farm Bill
  8. February 7, 2014 #706

January 2014

  1. Say it ain’t so Joe!
  2. January 31, 2014 #705
  3. Low prices in the late 1990s slowed production little but fueled the ethanol phenomenon
  4. January 24, 2014 #704
  5. The 1996 “Freedom to Farm” Farm Bill
  6. January 17, 2014 #703
  7. How farm policy used to work
  8. January 10, 2014 #702
  9. So what is the role of commodity programs? Can they even be justified?
  10. January 3, 2014 #701

 

November 2014

  1. Periodic farm bills assume short-term economic conditions will persist into the future
  2. November 21, 2014 #747
  3. Farm-level production decisions and industry-level impacts
  4. November 14, 2014 #746
  5. Modeling world food production needs in 2050
  6. November 7, 2014 #745

October 2014

  1. Who is going to feed Africa? African expert's answer: African farmers, one acre at a time
  2. October 31, 2014 #744
  3. McDonald’s answers food questions and Whole Foods announces a new rating system
  4. October 24, 2014 #743
  5. In the future farmers’ fiercest taskmaster may be consumer expectations
  6. October 17, 2014 #742
  7. Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas
  8. October 10, 2014 #741
  9. US farm organizations join alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  10. October 3, 2014 #740

September 2014

  1. Blasingame Policy Chair: Reviewing the past and looking to the future
  2. September 26, 2014 #739
  3. No policy in place to handle multiple years of good crops and mediocre demand growth
  4. September 19, 2014 #738
  5. Railroad criticism is a long-standing refrain among farmers
  6. September 12, 2014 #737
  7. Iowa’s strategy to reduce agricultural runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus
  8. September 5, 2014 #736

August 2014

  1. Chesapeake Bay, EPA and agriculture
  2. August 29, 2014 #735
  3. Farm-based nitrogen emissions are unavoidable but can be minimized
  4. August 22, 2014 #734
  5. Toledo Mayor to residents: “Don’t drink the water”
  6. August 15, 2014 #733
  7. Market-following programs, once perfected, would be no protection at all
  8. August 8, 2014 #732
  9. Climate change issue: better to respond needlessly than mistakenly do nothing
  10. August 1, 2014 #731

July 2014

  1. The African slate is not blank: Taking democratic traditions and indigenous knowledge seriously
  2. July 25, 2014 #730
  3. Easterly: Development economists are cozy with autocratic leaders, little help gets to poor
  4. July 18, 2014 #729
  5. Feed the Future links agriculture, nutrition, and infant health
  6. July 11, 2014 #728
  7. Risky Business report: “Right or wrong, is it time to take on a climate change ‘insurance policy’?”
  8. July 4, 2014 #727

June 2014

  1. Chicago Council on Global Affairs identifies “blue skies” research areas to improve global food security
  2. June 27, 2014 #726
  3. Chicago Council strategizes response to climate and food security issues
  4. June 20, 2014 #725
  5. Adapting the global food system to climate change should be a priority,” says CCGA
  6. June 13, 2014 #724
  7. Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature
  8. June 6, 2014 #723

May 2014

  1. National Geographic article addresses global food needs in 2050
  2. May 30, 2014 #722
  3. Water categories included in EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.”
  4. May 23, 2014 #721
  5. Scientific literature used to clarify which U.S. waters are within EPA’s jurisdiction
  6. May 16, 2014 #720
  7. Waters of the U.S. rule: The back story and waters that are explicitly excluded
  8. May 9, 2014 #719
  9. Waters of the United States and the Clean Water Act
  10. May 2, 2014 #718

April 2014

  1. As goes China, as goes today's soybean exports
  2. April 25, 2014 #717
  3. Community-led development makes a real difference in a Senegalese community
  4. April 18, 2014 #716
  5. Self-reliance is the goal of Farmer Group 5 in Guédé Chantier, Senegal
  6. April 11, 2014 #715
  7. In search of a cost-effective fuel for cooking in rural Africa without deforestation
  8. April 4, 2014 #714

March 2014

  1. Farmers’ issues and challenges in other parts of the world are different yet similar
  2. March 28, 2014 #713
  3. Agriculture and life in a Senegalese village
  4. March 21, 2014 #712
  5. Save revenue insurance from the eventual public ridicule that beset direct payments?
  6. March 14, 2014 #711
  7. Implementation of 2014 Farm Bill allows farmers time to make an informed choice
  8. March 7, 2014 #710

February 2014

  1. Insurance and the new farm bill
  2. February 28, 2014 #709
  3. Price and the value of agricultural exports
  4. February 21, 2014 #708
  5. Agriculture Act of 2014: Commodities Title
  6. February 14, 2014 #707
  7. Finally, A Farm Bill
  8. February 7, 2014 #706

January 2014

  1. Say it ain’t so Joe!
  2. January 31, 2014 #705
  3. Low prices in the late 1990s slowed production little but fueled the ethanol phenomenon
  4. January 24, 2014 #704
  5. The 1996 “Freedom to Farm” Farm Bill
  6. January 17, 2014 #703
  7. How farm policy used to work
  8. January 10, 2014 #702
  9. So what is the role of commodity programs? Can they even be justified?
  10. January 3, 2014 #701