APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 04/19/2019


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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April 2019

  1. Farm program provisions should reduce income risk not contribute to it
  2. April 19, 2019 #972
  3. Unintended consequences can show up in surprising places
  4. April 12, 2019 #971
  5. For many down on the farm, the wolf is at the door
  6. April 5, 2019 #970

March 2019

  1. Midwest flood issues: Financial survival in the short-run, improved flood readiness in the longer-run
  2. March 29, 2019 #969
  3. Trump’s budget proposal reduces outlays for agriculture
  4. March 22, 2019 #968
  5. An unexpected proposal for developing Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  6. March 15, 2019 #967
  7. Whistling in the low-price dark?
  8. March 8, 2019 #966
  9. New Dietary Guidelines to consider stage of life and specific health issues
  10. March 1, 2019 #965

February 2019

  1. Four innovations that revolutionized Twentieth Century agriculture
  2. February 22, 2019 #964
  3. The graying of farm operators
  4. February 15, 2019 #963
  5. Multi-year stretches of corn prices have been shaped by federal policy and world wars
  6. February 8, 2019 #962
  7. Farm policy and price plateaus
  8. February 1, 2019 #961

January 2019

  1. WOTUS controversy: What’s that about?
  2. January 25, 2019 #960
  3. Suggestion: Limit impacts of government shutdowns to those who cause them—
    the White House and Congress
  4. January 18, 2019 #959
  5. Smorgasbord: Pat Roberts’ retirement, the government shutdown, and a deeper dive into
    the 2018 Farm Bill
  6. January 11, 2019 #958
  7. The private vs public mix of an economy is a clash between philosophical ideology
    and empirical observation
  8. January 4, 2019 #957