APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 12/08/2017


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2017

  1. Tax cuts “give.” Pay-as-you-go takes it away?
  2. December 8, 2017 #901
  3. Not your granddad’s farm bill
  4. December 1, 2017 #900

November 2017

  1. The input industry championed the three-decade push for all-out production
  2. November 24, 2017 #899
  3. 2018 FB is expected to be a redo of existing commodity programs: Will that work in an era of low prices?
  4. November 17, 2017 #898
  5. Impact of supply management programs on crop exports
  6. November 10, 2017 #897
  7. If we are going to have a farm program, supply management makes the most sense
  8. November 3, 2017 #896

October 2017

  1. Important farm program issues
  2. October 27, 2017 #895
  3. Commodity and land reserves for future contingencies as well as price and environmental benefits
  4. October 20, 2017 #894
  5. Setting the non-recourse loan rate and release price
  6. October 13, 2017 #893
  7. Setting the non-recourse loan rate and release price
  8. October 6, 2017 #892

September 2017

  1. A farm program that addresses the root problem
  2. September 29, 2017 #891
  3. A farm program that reduces farmers’ dependency on government subsidies
  4. September 22, 2017 #890
  5. Regulations, exports and death taxes, important issues all, but what about low farm prices?
  6. September 15, 2017 #889
  7. Predetermined solutions often don’t match the needs of sub-Saharan African farmers
  8. September 8, 2017 #888
  9. 2014 Farm Bill: Designed with the belief that corn prices would remain above $4
  10. September 1, 2017 #887

August 2017

  1. 2008 Farm Bill gets additional shiny policy but it was ethanol that came to the rescue
  2. August 25, 2017 #886
  3. The 1996 shiny farm policy didn’t work; on to the next
  4. August 18, 2017 #885
  5. 2018 Farm Bill: What shiny object will be used to distract this time?
  6. August 11, 2017 #884
  7. Africa faces loss of productive agricultural land
  8. August 4, 2017 #883

July 2017

  1. Mid-summer corn supply, demand and price estimates
  2. July 28, 2017 #882
  3. Health care in rural America
  4. July 21, 2017 #881
  5. Funding for federal agricultural research facilities falls far short of needs
  6. July 14, 2017 #880

June 2017

  1. Trump’s budget proposes deep cuts in agricultural and food programs
  2. June 9, 2017 #879
  3. Agriculture interests agree: Trump’s USDA budget cuts are unacceptable
  4. June 2, 2017 #878

May 2017

  1. USDA reorganization clumps together safety net and environmental agencies in a new administrative unit
  2. May 26, 2017 #877
  3. Agricultural trade is a primary focus of the proposed reorganization of the USDA
  4. May 19, 2017 #876
  5. Health insurance
  6. May 12, 2017 #875
  7. Ag and rural votes key for Trump: Will he return the favor?
  8. May 5, 2017 #874

April 2017

  1. Two decades of overestimating future corn exports to China
  2. April 28, 2017 #873
  3. Bankers’ views on farm credit conditions
  4. April 21, 2017 #872
  5. Early farm program proposals are found wanting
  6. April 14, 2017 #871
  7. “Regulatory Freeze” notice puts scheduled GIPSA rules on ice
  8. April 7, 2017 #870

March 2017

  1. The 2018 Farm Program
  2. March 31, 2017 #869
  3. USDA’s ten-year projections: What do they mean for the next Farm Bill?
  4. March 24, 2017 #868
  5. USDA’s ten-year projections for wheat
  6. March 17, 2017 #867
  7. USDA’s ten-year projections for the soybean sector
  8. March 10, 2017 #866
  9. USDA’s ten-year projections for the corn sector
  10. March 3, 2017 #865

February 2017

  1. Coalition of farmers and consumers required for an effective 2018 Farm Bill
  2. February 24, 2017 #864
  3. 2017 net farm income projected to drop by half compared to 2013
  4. February 17, 2017 #863
  5. Congressional Budget Office: Crop prices to remain low over the next decade
  6. February 10, 2017 #862
  7. Avian influenza outbreaks: An international problem
  8. February 3, 2017 #861

January 2017

  1. Trade agreements have disrupted labor markets but so has automation
  2. January 27, 2017 #860
  3. Comparing the demand for health care and aggregate food demand
  4. January 20, 2017 #859
  5. Impacts of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea plus the China situation
  6. January 13, 2076 #858
  7. Academic freedom and independence of scientists and policy analysts
  8. January 6, 2017 #857

 

 


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  1. Tax cuts “give.” Pay-as-you-go takes it away?
  2. December 8, 2017 #901
  3. Not your granddad’s farm bill
  4. December 1, 2017 #900

November 2017

  1. The input industry championed the three-decade push for all-out production
  2. November 24, 2017 #899
  3. 2018 FB is expected to be a redo of existing commodity programs: Will that work in an era of low prices?
  4. November 17, 2017 #898
  5. Impact of supply management programs on crop exports
  6. November 10, 2017 #897
  7. If we are going to have a farm program, supply management makes the most sense
  8. November 3, 2017 #896

October 2017

  1. Important farm program issues
  2. October 27, 2017 #895
  3. Commodity and land reserves for future contingencies as well as price and environmental benefits
  4. October 20, 2017 #894
  5. Setting the non-recourse loan rate and release price
  6. October 13, 2017 #893
  7. Setting the non-recourse loan rate and release price
  8. October 6, 2017 #892

September 2017

  1. A farm program that addresses the root problem
  2. September 29, 2017 #891
  3. A farm program that reduces farmers’ dependency on government subsidies
  4. September 22, 2017 #890
  5. Regulations, exports and death taxes, important issues all, but what about low farm prices?
  6. September 15, 2017 #889
  7. Predetermined solutions often don’t match the needs of sub-Saharan African farmers
  8. September 8, 2017 #888
  9. 2014 Farm Bill: Designed with the belief that corn prices would remain above $4
  10. September 1, 2017 #887

August 2017

  1. 2008 Farm Bill gets additional shiny policy but it was ethanol that came to the rescue
  2. August 25, 2017 #886
  3. The 1996 shiny farm policy didn’t work; on to the next
  4. August 18, 2017 #885
  5. 2018 Farm Bill: What shiny object will be used to distract this time?
  6. August 11, 2017 #884
  7. Africa faces loss of productive agricultural land
  8. August 4, 2017 #883

July 2017

  1. Mid-summer corn supply, demand and price estimates
  2. July 28, 2017 #882
  3. Health care in rural America
  4. July 21, 2017 #881
  5. Funding for federal agricultural research facilities falls far short of needs
  6. July 14, 2017 #880

June 2017

  1. Trump’s budget proposes deep cuts in agricultural and food programs
  2. June 9, 2017 #879
  3. Agriculture interests agree: Trump’s USDA budget cuts are unacceptable
  4. June 2, 2017 #878

May 2017

  1. USDA reorganization clumps together safety net and environmental agencies in a new administrative unit
  2. May 26, 2017 #877
  3. Agricultural trade is a primary focus of the proposed reorganization of the USDA
  4. May 19, 2017 #876
  5. Health insurance
  6. May 12, 2017 #875
  7. Ag and rural votes key for Trump: Will he return the favor?
  8. May 5, 2017 #874

April 2017

  1. Two decades of overestimating future corn exports to China
  2. April 28, 2017 #873
  3. Bankers’ views on farm credit conditions
  4. April 21, 2017 #872
  5. Early farm program proposals are found wanting
  6. April 14, 2017 #871
  7. “Regulatory Freeze” notice puts scheduled GIPSA rules on ice
  8. April 7, 2017 #870

March 2017

  1. The 2018 Farm Program
  2. March 31, 2017 #869
  3. USDA’s ten-year projections: What do they mean for the next Farm Bill?
  4. March 24, 2017 #868
  5. USDA’s ten-year projections for wheat
  6. March 17, 2017 #867
  7. USDA’s ten-year projections for the soybean sector
  8. March 10, 2017 #866
  9. USDA’s ten-year projections for the corn sector
  10. March 3, 2017 #865

February 2017

  1. Coalition of farmers and consumers required for an effective 2018 Farm Bill
  2. February 24, 2017 #864
  3. 2017 net farm income projected to drop by half compared to 2013
  4. February 17, 2017 #863
  5. Congressional Budget Office: Crop prices to remain low over the next decade
  6. February 10, 2017 #862
  7. Avian influenza outbreaks: An international problem
  8. February 3, 2017 #861

January 2017

  1. Trade agreements have disrupted labor markets but so has automation
  2. January 27, 2017 #860
  3. Comparing the demand for health care and aggregate food demand
  4. January 20, 2017 #859
  5. Impacts of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea plus the China situation
  6. January 13, 2076 #858
  7. Academic freedom and independence of scientists and policy analysts
  8. January 6, 2017 #857

 

 


  1. Tax cuts “give.” Pay-as-you-go takes it away?
  2. December 8, 2017 #901
  3. Not your granddad’s farm bill
  4. December 1, 2017 #900

November 2017

  1. The input industry championed the three-decade push for all-out production
  2. November 24, 2017 #899
  3. 2018 FB is expected to be a redo of existing commodity programs: Will that work in an era of low prices?
  4. November 17, 2017 #898
  5. Impact of supply management programs on crop exports
  6. November 10, 2017 #897
  7. If we are going to have a farm program, supply management makes the most sense
  8. November 3, 2017 #896

October 2017

  1. Important farm program issues
  2. October 27, 2017 #895
  3. Commodity and land reserves for future contingencies as well as price and environmental benefits
  4. October 20, 2017 #894
  5. Setting the non-recourse loan rate and release price
  6. October 13, 2017 #893
  7. Setting the non-recourse loan rate and release price
  8. October 6, 2017 #892

September 2017

  1. A farm program that addresses the root problem
  2. September 29, 2017 #891
  3. A farm program that reduces farmers’ dependency on government subsidies
  4. September 22, 2017 #890
  5. Regulations, exports and death taxes, important issues all, but what about low farm prices?
  6. September 15, 2017 #889
  7. Predetermined solutions often don’t match the needs of sub-Saharan African farmers
  8. September 8, 2017 #888
  9. 2014 Farm Bill: Designed with the belief that corn prices would remain above $4
  10. September 1, 2017 #887

August 2017

  1. 2008 Farm Bill gets additional shiny policy but it was ethanol that came to the rescue
  2. August 25, 2017 #886
  3. The 1996 shiny farm policy didn’t work; on to the next
  4. August 18, 2017 #885
  5. 2018 Farm Bill: What shiny object will be used to distract this time?
  6. August 11, 2017 #884
  7. Africa faces loss of productive agricultural land
  8. August 4, 2017 #883

July 2017

  1. Mid-summer corn supply, demand and price estimates
  2. July 28, 2017 #882
  3. Health care in rural America
  4. July 21, 2017 #881
  5. Funding for federal agricultural research facilities falls far short of needs
  6. July 14, 2017 #880

June 2017

  1. Trump’s budget proposes deep cuts in agricultural and food programs
  2. June 9, 2017 #879
  3. Agriculture interests agree: Trump’s USDA budget cuts are unacceptable
  4. June 2, 2017 #878

May 2017

  1. USDA reorganization clumps together safety net and environmental agencies in a new administrative unit
  2. May 26, 2017 #877
  3. Agricultural trade is a primary focus of the proposed reorganization of the USDA
  4. May 19, 2017 #876
  5. Health insurance
  6. May 12, 2017 #875
  7. Ag and rural votes key for Trump: Will he return the favor?
  8. May 5, 2017 #874

April 2017

  1. Two decades of overestimating future corn exports to China
  2. April 28, 2017 #873
  3. Bankers’ views on farm credit conditions
  4. April 21, 2017 #872
  5. Early farm program proposals are found wanting
  6. April 14, 2017 #871
  7. “Regulatory Freeze” notice puts scheduled GIPSA rules on ice
  8. April 7, 2017 #870

March 2017

  1. The 2018 Farm Program
  2. March 31, 2017 #869
  3. USDA’s ten-year projections: What do they mean for the next Farm Bill?
  4. March 24, 2017 #868
  5. USDA’s ten-year projections for wheat
  6. March 17, 2017 #867
  7. USDA’s ten-year projections for the soybean sector
  8. March 10, 2017 #866
  9. USDA’s ten-year projections for the corn sector
  10. March 3, 2017 #865

February 2017

  1. Coalition of farmers and consumers required for an effective 2018 Farm Bill
  2. February 24, 2017 #864
  3. 2017 net farm income projected to drop by half compared to 2013
  4. February 17, 2017 #863
  5. Congressional Budget Office: Crop prices to remain low over the next decade
  6. February 10, 2017 #862
  7. Avian influenza outbreaks: An international problem
  8. February 3, 2017 #861

January 2017

  1. Trade agreements have disrupted labor markets but so has automation
  2. January 27, 2017 #860
  3. Comparing the demand for health care and aggregate food demand
  4. January 20, 2017 #859
  5. Impacts of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea plus the China situation
  6. January 13, 2076 #858
  7. Academic freedom and independence of scientists and policy analysts
  8. January 6, 2017 #857