APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 12/07/2018


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2018

  1. Health care and rural counties
  2. December 7, 2018 #953

November 2018

  1. Questionable changes in how ag research in land-grant universities is funded
  2. November 30, 2018 #952
  3. Public investment in education has a long history of economy-wide benefits
  4. November 23, 2018 #951
  5. Congressional election results and the farm bill
  6. November 16, 2018 #950
  7. A deeper look into the USDA long-term projections for crop agriculture
  8. November 9, 2018 #949
  9. Winnowing farm programs
  10. November 2, 2018 #948

October 2018

  1. Corn prices over the years
  2. October 26, 2018 #947
  3. USDA provides basic goods and services for rural residents
  4. October 19, 2018 #946
  5. Once again Congress failed to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired
  6. October 12, 2018 #945
  7. Food safety is a shared responsibility of the USDA and the FDA
  8. October 5, 2018 #944

September 2018

  1. Hurricane Florence: Flood waters recede but hazards to Carolinians persist
  2. September 28, 2018 #943
  3. Seven-decade old vision for America remains relevant today
  4. September 21, 2018 #942
  5. Whose agricultural and food policy is it, anyway?
  6. September 14, 2018 #941
  7. 2018 net farm income expected to be about half of 2013 and program payments are lower
  8. September 7, 2018 #940

August 2018

  1. Low-price farm policy has not delivered on its promise of export-led prosperity
  2. August 31, 2018 #939
  3. A farm program that achieves our benchmarks
  4. August 24, 2018 #938
  5. Nearly three decades of farm programs: unsuited and ineffective
  6. August 17, 2018 #937
  7. Emergency payments: Déjà vu all over again
  8. August 10, 2018 #936
  9. $12 billion: A reaction to the tariff announcement but, in reality, it was the last straw
  10. August 3, 2018 #935

July 2018

  1. Benchmarking ag policies
  2. July 27, 2018 #934
  3. Unfettered free agricultural markets: What would that look like?
  4. July 20, 2018 #933
  5. Guiding principles of farm policy design
  6. July 13, 2018 #932
  7. Upward pressure on land prices come from several sources including some farm programs such as ARC
  8. July 6, 2018 #931

June 2018

  1. Trade agreements are heavily influenced by the composition of trade advisory groups
  2. June 29, 2018 #930
  3. Without improvements in 2018 Farm Bill proposals, Emergency Payments or a 2019 FB
    may be on the horizon
  4. June 22, 2018 #929
  5. Today’s agriculture faces a multitude of financial risks
  6. June 15, 2018 #928
  7. The recent E. coli outbreak
  8. June 8, 2018 #927
  9. Employment training costs designed to reduce SNAP participation are vastly underestimated
  10. June 1, 2018 #926

May 2018

  1. Recipe for disaster: Tighten eligibility for food aid, loosen eligibility for farm subsidies
  2. May 25, 2018 #925
  3. Challenges face agricultural exports to China
  4. May 18, 2018 #924
  5. Been there done that; it was called Freedom to Farm
  6. May 11, 2018 #923
  7. House Ag Committee proposes raising reference (target) prices following periods of “high” prices
  8. May 4, 2018 #922

April 2018

  1. Blue Box design does not address crucial questions
  2. April 27, 2018 #921
  3. The blue box revisited
  4. April 20, 2018 #920
  5. WTO’s green, amber and red boxes are almost self-explanatory, so what’s in the blue box?
  6. April 13, 2018 #919
  7. WTO prohibits the spilling of domestic programs effects into international markets
  8. April 6, 2018 #918

March 2018

  1. How do domestic food programs and renewable fuels fare under WTO?
  2. March 30, 2018 #917
  3. WTO green box programs are a “go,” WTO amber box programs can “proceed
    but under caution and stated limits”
  4. March 23, 2018 #916
  5. How well do programs in WTO’s green box fit the green-box definition?
  6. March 16, 2018 #915
  7. Job 1 of the WTO is to prevent dumping
  8. March 9, 2018 #914
  9. During this time of low net returns and operating loan rejections,
    farmers’ access to supportive hotlines can be life saving
  10. March 2, 2018 #913

February 2018

  1. The ARC-CO vs. PLC decision in retrospect
  2. February 23, 2018 #912
  3. Grain sorghum has lost money in 9 of last 10 years
  4. February 16, 2018 #911
  5. Costs and returns for rice
  6. February 9, 2018 #910
  7. Net revenue for cotton is slated for 7 straight years of losses
  8. February 2, 2018 #909

January 2018

  1. Wheat acreage has declined, net revenue still remains negative
  2. January 26, 2018 #908
  3. Net revenue for soybeans beats corn
  4. January 19, 2018 #907
  5. Corn revenue falls short of cost for third year in a row
  6. January 12, 2018 #906
  7. Number and size measures of US farms—some surprising, some not
  8. January 5, 2018 #905

 

 


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December 2018

  1. Health care and rural counties
  2. December 7, 2018 #953

November 2018

  1. Questionable changes in how ag research in land-grant universities is funded
  2. November 30, 2018 #952
  3. Public investment in education has a long history of economy-wide benefits
  4. November 23, 2018 #951
  5. Congressional election results and the farm bill
  6. November 16, 2018 #950
  7. A deeper look into the USDA long-term projections for crop agriculture
  8. November 9, 2018 #949
  9. Winnowing farm programs
  10. November 2, 2018 #948

October 2018

  1. Corn prices over the years
  2. October 26, 2018 #947
  3. USDA provides basic goods and services for rural residents
  4. October 19, 2018 #946
  5. Once again Congress failed to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired
  6. October 12, 2018 #945
  7. Food safety is a shared responsibility of the USDA and the FDA
  8. October 5, 2018 #944

September 2018

  1. Hurricane Florence: Flood waters recede but hazards to Carolinians persist
  2. September 28, 2018 #943
  3. Seven-decade old vision for America remains relevant today
  4. September 21, 2018 #942
  5. Whose agricultural and food policy is it, anyway?
  6. September 14, 2018 #941
  7. 2018 net farm income expected to be about half of 2013 and program payments are lower
  8. September 7, 2018 #940

August 2018

  1. Low-price farm policy has not delivered on its promise of export-led prosperity
  2. August 31, 2018 #939
  3. A farm program that achieves our benchmarks
  4. August 24, 2018 #938
  5. Nearly three decades of farm programs: unsuited and ineffective
  6. August 17, 2018 #937
  7. Emergency payments: Déjà vu all over again
  8. August 10, 2018 #936
  9. $12 billion: A reaction to the tariff announcement but, in reality, it was the last straw
  10. August 3, 2018 #935

July 2018

  1. Benchmarking ag policies
  2. July 27, 2018 #934
  3. Unfettered free agricultural markets: What would that look like?
  4. July 20, 2018 #933
  5. Guiding principles of farm policy design
  6. July 13, 2018 #932
  7. Upward pressure on land prices come from several sources including some farm programs such as ARC
  8. July 6, 2018 #931

June 2018

  1. Trade agreements are heavily influenced by the composition of trade advisory groups
  2. June 29, 2018 #930
  3. Without improvements in 2018 Farm Bill proposals, Emergency Payments or a 2019 FB
    may be on the horizon
  4. June 22, 2018 #929
  5. Today’s agriculture faces a multitude of financial risks
  6. June 15, 2018 #928
  7. The recent E. coli outbreak
  8. June 8, 2018 #927
  9. Employment training costs designed to reduce SNAP participation are vastly underestimated
  10. June 1, 2018 #926

May 2018

  1. Recipe for disaster: Tighten eligibility for food aid, loosen eligibility for farm subsidies
  2. May 25, 2018 #925
  3. Challenges face agricultural exports to China
  4. May 18, 2018 #924
  5. Been there done that; it was called Freedom to Farm
  6. May 11, 2018 #923
  7. House Ag Committee proposes raising reference (target) prices following periods of “high” prices
  8. May 4, 2018 #922

April 2018

  1. Blue Box design does not address crucial questions
  2. April 27, 2018 #921
  3. The blue box revisited
  4. April 20, 2018 #920
  5. WTO’s green, amber and red boxes are almost self-explanatory, so what’s in the blue box?
  6. April 13, 2018 #919
  7. WTO prohibits the spilling of domestic programs effects into international markets
  8. April 6, 2018 #918

March 2018

  1. How do domestic food programs and renewable fuels fare under WTO?
  2. March 30, 2018 #917
  3. WTO green box programs are a “go,” WTO amber box programs can “proceed
    but under caution and stated limits”
  4. March 23, 2018 #916
  5. How well do programs in WTO’s green box fit the green-box definition?
  6. March 16, 2018 #915
  7. Job 1 of the WTO is to prevent dumping
  8. March 9, 2018 #914
  9. During this time of low net returns and operating loan rejections,
    farmers’ access to supportive hotlines can be life saving
  10. March 2, 2018 #913

February 2018

  1. The ARC-CO vs. PLC decision in retrospect
  2. February 23, 2018 #912
  3. Grain sorghum has lost money in 9 of last 10 years
  4. February 16, 2018 #911
  5. Costs and returns for rice
  6. February 9, 2018 #910
  7. Net revenue for cotton is slated for 7 straight years of losses
  8. February 2, 2018 #909

January 2018

  1. Wheat acreage has declined, net revenue still remains negative
  2. January 26, 2018 #908
  3. Net revenue for soybeans beats corn
  4. January 19, 2018 #907
  5. Corn revenue falls short of cost for third year in a row
  6. January 12, 2018 #906
  7. Number and size measures of US farms—some surprising, some not
  8. January 5, 2018 #905

 

 


December 2018

  1. Health care and rural counties
  2. December 7, 2018 #953

November 2018

  1. Questionable changes in how ag research in land-grant universities is funded
  2. November 30, 2018 #952
  3. Public investment in education has a long history of economy-wide benefits
  4. November 23, 2018 #951
  5. Congressional election results and the farm bill
  6. November 16, 2018 #950
  7. A deeper look into the USDA long-term projections for crop agriculture
  8. November 9, 2018 #949
  9. Winnowing farm programs
  10. November 2, 2018 #948

October 2018

  1. Corn prices over the years
  2. October 26, 2018 #947
  3. USDA provides basic goods and services for rural residents
  4. October 19, 2018 #946
  5. Once again Congress failed to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired
  6. October 12, 2018 #945
  7. Food safety is a shared responsibility of the USDA and the FDA
  8. October 5, 2018 #944

September 2018

  1. Hurricane Florence: Flood waters recede but hazards to Carolinians persist
  2. September 28, 2018 #943
  3. Seven-decade old vision for America remains relevant today
  4. September 21, 2018 #942
  5. Whose agricultural and food policy is it, anyway?
  6. September 14, 2018 #941
  7. 2018 net farm income expected to be about half of 2013 and program payments are lower
  8. September 7, 2018 #940

August 2018

  1. Low-price farm policy has not delivered on its promise of export-led prosperity
  2. August 31, 2018 #939
  3. A farm program that achieves our benchmarks
  4. August 24, 2018 #938
  5. Nearly three decades of farm programs: unsuited and ineffective
  6. August 17, 2018 #937
  7. Emergency payments: Déjà vu all over again
  8. August 10, 2018 #936
  9. $12 billion: A reaction to the tariff announcement but, in reality, it was the last straw
  10. August 3, 2018 #935

July 2018

  1. Benchmarking ag policies
  2. July 27, 2018 #934
  3. Unfettered free agricultural markets: What would that look like?
  4. July 20, 2018 #933
  5. Guiding principles of farm policy design
  6. July 13, 2018 #932
  7. Upward pressure on land prices come from several sources including some farm programs such as ARC
  8. July 6, 2018 #931

June 2018

  1. Trade agreements are heavily influenced by the composition of trade advisory groups
  2. June 29, 2018 #930
  3. Without improvements in 2018 Farm Bill proposals, Emergency Payments or a 2019 FB
    may be on the horizon
  4. June 22, 2018 #929
  5. Today’s agriculture faces a multitude of financial risks
  6. June 15, 2018 #928
  7. The recent E. coli outbreak
  8. June 8, 2018 #927
  9. Employment training costs designed to reduce SNAP participation are vastly underestimated
  10. June 1, 2018 #926

May 2018

  1. Recipe for disaster: Tighten eligibility for food aid, loosen eligibility for farm subsidies
  2. May 25, 2018 #925
  3. Challenges face agricultural exports to China
  4. May 18, 2018 #924
  5. Been there done that; it was called Freedom to Farm
  6. May 11, 2018 #923
  7. House Ag Committee proposes raising reference (target) prices following periods of “high” prices
  8. May 4, 2018 #922

April 2018

  1. Blue Box design does not address crucial questions
  2. April 27, 2018 #921
  3. The blue box revisited
  4. April 20, 2018 #920
  5. WTO’s green, amber and red boxes are almost self-explanatory, so what’s in the blue box?
  6. April 13, 2018 #919
  7. WTO prohibits the spilling of domestic programs effects into international markets
  8. April 6, 2018 #918

March 2018

  1. How do domestic food programs and renewable fuels fare under WTO?
  2. March 30, 2018 #917
  3. WTO green box programs are a “go,” WTO amber box programs can “proceed
    but under caution and stated limits”
  4. March 23, 2018 #916
  5. How well do programs in WTO’s green box fit the green-box definition?
  6. March 16, 2018 #915
  7. Job 1 of the WTO is to prevent dumping
  8. March 9, 2018 #914
  9. During this time of low net returns and operating loan rejections,
    farmers’ access to supportive hotlines can be life saving
  10. March 2, 2018 #913

February 2018

  1. The ARC-CO vs. PLC decision in retrospect
  2. February 23, 2018 #912
  3. Grain sorghum has lost money in 9 of last 10 years
  4. February 16, 2018 #911
  5. Costs and returns for rice
  6. February 9, 2018 #910
  7. Net revenue for cotton is slated for 7 straight years of losses
  8. February 2, 2018 #909

January 2018

  1. Wheat acreage has declined, net revenue still remains negative
  2. January 26, 2018 #908
  3. Net revenue for soybeans beats corn
  4. January 19, 2018 #907
  5. Corn revenue falls short of cost for third year in a row
  6. January 12, 2018 #906
  7. Number and size measures of US farms—some surprising, some not
  8. January 5, 2018 #905