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Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2015

  1. Trade effects of bi-lateral trade agreements on US agriculture
  1. December 31, 2015 #804
  1. US agricultural exports as percent of imports
  1. December 24, 2015 #803
  1. Trade deals and US agriculture
  1. December 18, 2015 #802
  1. Transition assistance: Is that just another way of saying “Freedom to Fail?”
  1. December 11, 2015 #801

November 2015

  1. Crop insurance and the WTO
  1. November 27, 2015 #800
  1. Crop insurance is under fire from two fronts: budget cutters and critics of its adequacy as a safety net
  1. November 20, 2015 #799
  1. Deteriorating roads and bridges affects one and all
  1. November 13, 2015 #798
  1. A large number of rural bridges are your great grandparents’ bridges
  1. November 6, 2015 #797

October 2015

  1. Landlords and the cash rent issue
  1. October 30, 2015 #796
  1. Farm income expected to plummet—current mix of farm programs of limited help
  1. October 23, 2015 #795
  1. Revamp of the Gov’t Dietary Guideline Draws Congressional and Ag Fire
  1. October 16, 2015 #794
  1. Government agencies are collecting comments on implementation of antibiotic-use restrictions for food-producing animals
  1. October 9, 2015 #793
  1. USDA preparing for reappearance of bird flu this fall and winter
  1. October 2, 2015 #792

September 2015

  1. Study considers U.S. wheat exports if certain developing countries eliminated supports
  1. September 25, 2015 #791
  1. Science and making decisions about the foods we eat
  1. September 18, 2015 #790
  1. Science says...
  1. September 11, 2015 #789
  1. Published agricultural production expenses fall short of actual costs
  1. September 4, 2015 #788

August 2015

  1. Farm related businesses hit with smaller bottom lines
  1. August 28, 2015 #787
  1. Ag-gag law in Idaho ruled unconstitutional
  1. August 21, 2015 #786
  1. Dueling COOL “damage” calculations
  1. August 14, 2015 #785
  1. US Country-of-Origin-Labeling: The political haggling continues
  1. August 7, 2015 #784

July 2015

  1. Reaction to Des Moines Water Works lawsuit was quick and sharp
  1. July 31, 2015 #783
  1. Des Moines’ water-quality suit is based on drainage-tile water not stormwater
  1. July 24, 2015 #782
  1. Court of Appeals rules in favor of EPA in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit
  1. July 17, 2015 #781
  1. Brazil seeks to become the world’s largest agricultural exporter
  1. July 10, 2015 #780
  1. Outright repeal of COOL defies consumer sentiment
  1. July 3, 2015 #779

June 2015

  1. FDA’s final rule on the use of antibiotics in livestock production
  1. June 26, 2015 #778
  1. Farm Animal Welfare Council: Some pain and distress in livestock production are unavoidable but should be minimized
  1. June 19, 2015 #777
  1. Walmart’s animal welfare concept may sound like new-age political correctness but has roots back to the 1860s
  1. June 12, 2015 #776
  1. Walmart’s new positions on agricultural practices will filter down to the farm level
  1. June 5, 2015 #775

May 2015

  1. Will COOL for red meat (and perhaps chicken) be revised or repealed?
  1. May 29, 2015 #774
  1. Containment of avian influenza outbreak requires diligence by USDA and farmers
  1. May 22, 2015 #773
  1. Record avian flu outbreak hit turkey and chicken layer flocks
  1. May 15, 2015 #772
  1. GMO labeling
  1. May 8, 2015 #771
  1. Daryll is retiring from The University of Tennessee but remains a column author
  1. May 1, 2015 #770

April 2015

  1. China imports to meet soybean needs but produces its own corn, wheat and rice
  1. April 24, 2015 #769
  1. An African reforestation project that strengthened economic and community development
  1. April 17, 2015 #768
  1. Shift in thinking from we can’t produce enough to the prospect of producing “too much?”
  1. April 10, 2015 #767
  1. National plan to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria on multiple fronts
  1. April 3, 2015 #766

March 2015

  1. Value of the dollar and exports of major agricultural crops
  1. March 27, 2015 #765
  1. So how did prices fare following other “golden eras” in agriculture?
  1. March 20, 2015 #764
  1. Safety net programs for agriculture
  1. March 13, 2015 #763
  1. Policy distortions
  1. March 6, 2015 #762

February 2015

  1. Insurance is good but not suited for all types of risk
  1. February 27, 2015 #761
  1. Revenue insurance: The upside down safety net
  1. February 20, 2015 #760
  1. Crop insurance cost and who pays for it
  1. February 13, 2015 #759
  1. It’s decision time!
  1. February 6, 2015 #758

January 2015

  1. Deadlines approach for farm program selection and updates on acreage, and yields
  1. January 30, 2015 #757
  1. Temple Grandin says the livestock industry needs to “change some practices and open up the doors”
  1. January 23, 2015 #756
  1. Recent developments in the tax treatment of CRP payments
  1. January 16, 2015 #755
  1. African farmers look to the future with a sense of urgency and quiet resolve
  1. January 9, 2015 #754
  1. Senegal officials praise the holistic development efforts of ecovillages
  1. January 2, 2015 #753

 

 

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December 2015

  1. Trade effects of bi-lateral trade agreements on US agriculture
  2. December 31, 2015 #804
  3. US agricultural exports as percent of imports
  4. December 24, 2015 #803
  5. Trade deals and US agriculture
  6. December 18, 2015 #802
  7. Transition assistance: Is that just another way of saying “Freedom to Fail?”
  8. December 11, 2015 #801

November 2015

  1. Crop insurance and the WTO
  2. November 27, 2015 #800
  3. Crop insurance is under fire from two fronts: budget cutters and critics of its adequacy as a safety net
  4. November 20, 2015 #799
  5. Deteriorating roads and bridges affects one and all
  6. November 13, 2015 #798
  7. A large number of rural bridges are your great grandparents’ bridges
  8. November 6, 2015 #797

October 2015

  1. Landlords and the cash rent issue
  2. October 30, 2015 #796
  3. Farm income expected to plummet—current mix of farm programs of limited help
  4. October 23, 2015 #795
  5. Revamp of the Gov’t Dietary Guideline Draws Congressional and Ag Fire
  6. October 16, 2015 #794
  7. Government agencies are collecting comments on implementation of antibiotic-use restrictions for food-producing animals
  8. October 9, 2015 #793
  9. USDA preparing for reappearance of bird flu this fall and winter
  10. October 2, 2015 #792

September 2015

  1. Study considers U.S. wheat exports if certain developing countries eliminated supports
  2. September 25, 2015 #791
  3. Science and making decisions about the foods we eat
  4. September 18, 2015 #790
  5. Science says...
  6. September 11, 2015 #789
  7. Published agricultural production expenses fall short of actual costs
  8. September 4, 2015 #788

August 2015

  1. Farm related businesses hit with smaller bottom lines
  2. August 28, 2015 #787
  3. Ag-gag law in Idaho ruled unconstitutional
  4. August 21, 2015 #786
  5. Dueling COOL “damage” calculations
  6. August 14, 2015 #785
  7. US Country-of-Origin-Labeling: The political haggling continues
  8. August 7, 2015 #784

July 2015

  1. Reaction to Des Moines Water Works lawsuit was quick and sharp
  2. July 31, 2015 #783
  3. Des Moines’ water-quality suit is based on drainage-tile water not stormwater
  4. July 24, 2015 #782
  5. Court of Appeals rules in favor of EPA in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit
  6. July 17, 2015 #781
  7. Brazil seeks to become the world’s largest agricultural exporter
  8. July 10, 2015 #780
  9. Outright repeal of COOL defies consumer sentiment
  10. July 3, 2015 #779

June 2015

  1. FDA’s final rule on the use of antibiotics in livestock production
  2. June 26, 2015 #778
  3. Farm Animal Welfare Council: Some pain and distress in livestock production are unavoidable but should be minimized
  4. June 19, 2015 #777
  5. Walmart’s animal welfare concept may sound like new-age political correctness but has roots back to the 1860s
  6. June 12, 2015 #776
  7. Walmart’s new positions on agricultural practices will filter down to the farm level
  8. June 5, 2015 #775

May 2015

  1. Will COOL for red meat (and perhaps chicken) be revised or repealed?
  2. May 29, 2015 #774
  3. Containment of avian influenza outbreak requires diligence by USDA and farmers
  4. May 22, 2015 #773
  5. Record avian flu outbreak hit turkey and chicken layer flocks
  6. May 15, 2015 #772
  7. GMO labeling
  8. May 8, 2015 #771
  9. Daryll is retiring from The University of Tennessee but remains a column author
  10. May 1, 2015 #770

April 2015

  1. China imports to meet soybean needs but produces its own corn, wheat and rice
  2. April 24, 2015 #769
  3. An African reforestation project that strengthened economic and community development
  4. April 17, 2015 #768
  5. Shift in thinking from we can’t produce enough to the prospect of producing “too much?”
  6. April 10, 2015 #767
  7. National plan to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria on multiple fronts
  8. April 3, 2015 #766

March 2015

  1. Value of the dollar and exports of major agricultural crops
  2. March 27, 2015 #765
  3. So how did prices fare following other “golden eras” in agriculture?
  4. March 20, 2015 #764
  5. Safety net programs for agriculture
  6. March 13, 2015 #763
  7. Policy distortions
  8. March 6, 2015 #762

February 2015

  1. Insurance is good but not suited for all types of risk
  2. February 27, 2015 #761
  3. Revenue insurance: The upside down safety net
  4. February 20, 2015 #760
  5. Crop insurance cost and who pays for it
  6. February 13, 2015 #759
  7. It’s decision time!
  8. February 6, 2015 #758

January 2015

  1. Deadlines approach for farm program selection and updates on acreage, and yields
  2. January 30, 2015 #757
  3. Temple Grandin says the livestock industry needs to “change some practices and open up the doors”
  4. January 23, 2015 #756
  5. Recent developments in the tax treatment of CRP payments
  6. January 16, 2015 #755
  7. African farmers look to the future with a sense of urgency and quiet resolve
  8. January 9, 2015 #754
  9. Senegal officials praise the holistic development efforts of ecovillages
  10. January 2, 2015 #753

 

December 2015

  1. Trade effects of bi-lateral trade agreements on US agriculture
  2. December 31, 2015 #804
  3. US agricultural exports as percent of imports
  4. December 24, 2015 #803
  5. Trade deals and US agriculture
  6. December 18, 2015 #802
  7. Transition assistance: Is that just another way of saying “Freedom to Fail?”
  8. December 11, 2015 #801

November 2015

  1. Crop insurance is under fire from two fronts: budget cutters and critics of its adequacy as a safety net
  2. November 20, 2015 #799
  3. Deteriorating roads and bridges affects one and all
  4. November 13, 2015 #798
  5. A large number of rural bridges are your great grandparents’ bridges
  6. November 6, 2015 #797

October 2015

  1. Landlords and the cash rent issue
  2. October 30, 2015 #796
  3. Farm income expected to plummet—current mix of farm programs of limited help
  4. October 23, 2015 #795
  5. Revamp of the Gov’t Dietary Guideline Draws Congressional and Ag Fire
  6. October 16, 2015 #794
  7. Government agencies are collecting comments on implementation of antibiotic-use restrictions for food-producing animals
  8. October 9, 2015 #793
  9. USDA preparing for reappearance of bird flu this fall and winter
  10. October 2, 2015 #792

September 2015

  1. Study considers U.S. wheat exports if certain developing countries eliminated supports
  2. September 25, 2015 #791
  3. Science and making decisions about the foods we eat
  4. September 18, 2015 #790
  5. Science says...
  6. September 11, 2015 #789
  7. Published agricultural production expenses fall short of actual costs
  8. September 4, 2015 #788

August 2015

  1. Farm related businesses hit with smaller bottom lines
  2. August 28, 2015 #787
  3. Ag-gag law in Idaho ruled unconstitutional
  4. August 21, 2015 #786
  5. Dueling COOL “damage” calculations
  6. August 14, 2015 #785
  7. US Country-of-Origin-Labeling: The political haggling continues
  8. August 7, 2015 #784

July 2015

  1. Reaction to Des Moines Water Works lawsuit was quick and sharp
  2. July 31, 2015 #783
  3. Des Moines’ water-quality suit is based on drainage-tile water not stormwater
  4. July 24, 2015 #782
  5. Court of Appeals rules in favor of EPA in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit
  6. July 17, 2015 #781
  7. Brazil seeks to become the world’s largest agricultural exporter
  8. July 10, 2015 #780
  9. Outright repeal of COOL defies consumer sentiment
  10. July 3, 2015 #779

June 2015

  1. FDA’s final rule on the use of antibiotics in livestock production
  2. June 26, 2015 #778
  3. Farm Animal Welfare Council: Some pain and distress in livestock production are unavoidable but should be minimized
  4. June 19, 2015 #777
  5. Walmart’s animal welfare concept may sound like new-age political correctness but has roots back to the 1860s
  6. June 12, 2015 #776
  7. Walmart’s new positions on agricultural practices will filter down to the farm level
  8. June 5, 2015 #775

May 2015

  1. Will COOL for red meat (and perhaps chicken) be revised or repealed?
  2. May 29, 2015 #774
  3. Containment of avian influenza outbreak requires diligence by USDA and farmers
  4. May 22, 2015 #773
  5. Record avian flu outbreak hit turkey and chicken layer flocks
  6. May 15, 2015 #772
  7. GMO labeling
  8. May 8, 2015 #771
  9. Daryll is retiring from The University of Tennessee but remains a column author
  10. May 1, 2015 #770

April 2015

  1. China imports to meet soybean needs but produces its own corn, wheat and rice
  2. April 24, 2015 #769
  3. An African reforestation project that strengthened economic and community development
  4. April 17, 2015 #768
  5. Shift in thinking from we can’t produce enough to the prospect of producing “too much?”
  6. April 10, 2015 #767
  7. National plan to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria on multiple fronts
  8. April 3, 2015 #766

March 2015

  1. Value of the dollar and exports of major agricultural crops
  2. March 27, 2015 #765
  3. So how did prices fare following other “golden eras” in agriculture?
  4. March 20, 2015 #764
  5. Safety net programs for agriculture
  6. March 13, 2015 #763
  7. Policy distortions
  8. March 6, 2015 #762

February 2015

  1. Insurance is good but not suited for all types of risk
  2. February 27, 2015 #761
  3. Revenue insurance: The upside down safety net
  4. February 20, 2015 #760
  5. Crop insurance cost and who pays for it
  6. February 13, 2015 #759
  7. It’s decision time!
  8. February 6, 2015 #758

January 2015

  1. Deadlines approach for farm program selection and updates on acreage, and yields
  2. January 30, 2015 #757
  3. Temple Grandin says the livestock industry needs to “change some practices and open up the doors”
  4. January 23, 2015 #756
  5. Recent developments in the tax treatment of CRP payments
  6. January 16, 2015 #755
  7. African farmers look to the future with a sense of urgency and quiet resolve
  8. January 9, 2015 #754
  9. Senegal officials praise the holistic development efforts of ecovillages
  10. January 2, 2015 #753