APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 04/13/2018


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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April 2018

  1. WTO’s green, amber and red boxes are almost self-explanatory, so what’s in the blue box?
  2. April 13, 2018 #919
  3. WTO prohibits the spilling of domestic programs effects into international markets
  4. 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