APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 11/15/2019


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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November 2019

  1. Economic analysis at the farm vs. national levels
  2. November 15, 2019 #1002
  3. Climate-smart agricultural practices can be wins for farm profits, the environment and food security
  4. November 8, 2019 #1001
  5. A thousand columns and still counting: A look over our shoulders
  6. November 1, 2019 #1000

October 2019

  1. Additional operational challenges of supply control programs
  2. October 25, 2019 #999
  3. Potential pitfalls of supply management
  4. October 18, 2019 #998
  5. Unintended consequences and the free rider problem plague farm program design
  6. October 11, 2019 #997
  7. US total planted acreage varies little despite wide swings in commodity prices
  8. October 4, 2019 #996

September 2019

  1. Market-oriented policies should take into account the way markets actually work
  2. September 27, 2019 #995
  3. Two-year total of trade mitigation payments: $28 billion; Estimated total government payments: $61 billion
  4. September 20, 2019 #994
  5. Commodity policy is an important 2020 issue, but other issues are of importance as well
  6. September 13, 2019 #993
  7. Biden proposes a development strategy to revitalize rural America
  8. September 6, 2019 #992

August 2019

  1. Sanders proposes fundamental changes in agricultural and rural policies
  2. August 30, 2019 #991
  3. Warren and Sanders propose supply-management-based farm policies
  4. August 23, 2019 #990
  5. Climate panel analyzes risks
  6. August 16, 2019 #989
  7. Food sovereignty
  8. August 9, 2019 #988
  9. So, what has been considered “progressive” in the past?
  10. August 2, 2019 #987

July 2019

  1. The living world below our feet may hold the key to agriculture’s long-term productivity growth
  2. July 26, 2019 #986
  3. An alternative dairy program proposal
  4. July 19, 2019 #985
  5. Weather-based price premiums will be helpful but of limited help
  6. July 12, 2019 #984
  7. Censorship and exile
  8. July 5, 2019 #983

June 2019

  1. Cover crops revisited
  2. June 28, 2019 #982
  3. Will increased exports of US milk to Canada provide price relief for US dairy farmers?
  4. June 21, 2019 #981
  5. 2019 is one of THOSE years
  6. June 14, 2019 #980
  7. “We” are major beneficiaries of economic migrants and chain immigration; how about you?
  8. June 7, 2019 #979

May 2019

  1. Farmers who produce the most receive the most government payments
  2. May 31, 2019 #978
  3. Support versus parity prices
  4. May 24, 2019 #977
  5. Surviving trade wars
  6. May 17, 2019 #976
  7. Weather price-premium years do occur in agriculture, but rarely
  8. May 10, 2019 #975
  9. African swine fever hits China and could impact hog and soybean markets worldwide
  10. May 3, 2019 #974

April 2019

  1. Tracing chemicals over time
  2. April 26, 2019 #973
  3. Farm program provisions should reduce income risk not contribute to it
  4. April 19, 2019 #972
  5. Unintended consequences can show up in surprising places
  6. April 12, 2019 #971
  7. For many down on the farm, the wolf is at the door
  8. 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

 

 


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November 2019

  1. Economic analysis at the farm vs. national levels
  2. November 15, 2019 #1002
  3. Climate-smart agricultural practices can be wins for farm profits, the environment and food security
  4. November 8, 2019 #1001
  5. A thousand columns and still counting: A look over our shoulders
  6. November 1, 2019 #1000

October 2019

  1. Additional operational challenges of supply control programs
  2. October 25, 2019 #999
  3. Potential pitfalls of supply management
  4. October 18, 2019 #998
  5. Unintended consequences and the free rider problem plague farm program design
  6. October 11, 2019 #997
  7. US total planted acreage varies little despite wide swings in commodity prices
  8. October 4, 2019 #996

September 2019

  1. Market-oriented policies should take into account the way markets actually work
  2. September 27, 2019 #995
  3. Two-year total of trade mitigation payments: $28 billion; Estimated total government payments: $61 billion
  4. September 20, 2019 #994
  5. Commodity policy is an important 2020 issue, but other issues are of importance as well
  6. September 13, 2019 #993
  7. Biden proposes a development strategy to revitalize rural America
  8. September 6, 2019 #992

August 2019

  1. Sanders proposes fundamental changes in agricultural and rural policies
  2. August 30, 2019 #991
  3. Warren and Sanders propose supply-management-based farm policies
  4. August 23, 2019 #990
  5. Climate panel analyzes risks
  6. August 16, 2019 #989
  7. Food sovereignty
  8. August 9, 2019 #988
  9. So, what has been considered “progressive” in the past?
  10. August 2, 2019 #987

July 2019

  1. The living world below our feet may hold the key to agriculture’s long-term productivity growth
  2. July 26, 2019 #986
  3. An alternative dairy program proposal
  4. July 19, 2019 #985
  5. Weather-based price premiums will be helpful but of limited help
  6. July 12, 2019 #984
  7. Censorship and exile
  8. July 5, 2019 #983

June 2019

  1. Cover crops revisited
  2. June 28, 2019 #982
  3. Will increased exports of US milk to Canada provide price relief for US dairy farmers?
  4. June 21, 2019 #981
  5. 2019 is one of THOSE years
  6. June 14, 2019 #980
  7. “We” are major beneficiaries of economic migrants and chain immigration; how about you?
  8. June 7, 2019 #979

May 2019

  1. Farmers who produce the most receive the most government payments
  2. May 31, 2019 #978
  3. Support versus parity prices
  4. May 24, 2019 #977
  5. Surviving trade wars
  6. May 17, 2019 #976
  7. Weather price-premium years do occur in agriculture, but rarely
  8. May 10, 2019 #975
  9. African swine fever hits China and could impact hog and soybean markets worldwide
  10. May 3, 2019 #974

April 2019

  1. Tracing chemicals over time
  2. April 26, 2019 #973
  3. Farm program provisions should reduce income risk not contribute to it
  4. April 19, 2019 #972
  5. Unintended consequences can show up in surprising places
  6. April 12, 2019 #971
  7. For many down on the farm, the wolf is at the door
  8. 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

 

 


November 2019

  1. Economic analysis at the farm vs. national levels
  2. November 15, 2019 #1002
  3. Climate-smart agricultural practices can be wins for farm profits, the environment and food security
  4. November 8, 2019 #1001
  5. A thousand columns and still counting: A look over our shoulders
  6. November 1, 2019 #1000

October 2019

  1. Additional operational challenges of supply control programs
  2. October 25, 2019 #999
  3. Potential pitfalls of supply management
  4. October 18, 2019 #998
  5. Unintended consequences and the free rider problem plague farm program design
  6. October 11, 2019 #997
  7. US total planted acreage varies little despite wide swings in commodity prices
  8. October 4, 2019 #996

September 2019

  1. Market-oriented policies should take into account the way markets actually work
  2. September 27, 2019 #995
  3. Two-year total of trade mitigation payments: $28 billion; Estimated total government payments: $61 billion
  4. September 20, 2019 #994
  5. Commodity policy is an important 2020 issue, but other issues are of importance as well
  6. September 13, 2019 #993
  7. Biden proposes a development strategy to revitalize rural America
  8. September 6, 2019 #992

August 2019

  1. Sanders proposes fundamental changes in agricultural and rural policies
  2. August 30, 2019 #991
  3. Warren and Sanders propose supply-management-based farm policies
  4. August 23, 2019 #990
  5. Climate panel analyzes risks
  6. August 16, 2019 #989
  7. Food sovereignty
  8. August 9, 2019 #988
  9. So, what has been considered “progressive” in the past?
  10. August 2, 2019 #987

July 2019

  1. The living world below our feet may hold the key to agriculture’s long-term productivity growth
  2. July 26, 2019 #986
  3. An alternative dairy program proposal
  4. July 19, 2019 #985
  5. Weather-based price premiums will be helpful but of limited help
  6. July 12, 2019 #984
  7. Censorship and exile
  8. July 5, 2019 #983

June 2019

  1. Cover crops revisited
  2. June 28, 2019 #982
  3. Will increased exports of US milk to Canada provide price relief for US dairy farmers?
  4. June 21, 2019 #981
  5. 2019 is one of THOSE years
  6. June 14, 2019 #980
  7. “We” are major beneficiaries of economic migrants and chain immigration; how about you?
  8. June 7, 2019 #979

May 2019

  1. Farmers who produce the most receive the most government payments
  2. May 31, 2019 #978
  3. Support versus parity prices
  4. May 24, 2019 #977
  5. Surviving trade wars
  6. May 17, 2019 #976
  7. Weather price-premium years do occur in agriculture, but rarely
  8. May 10, 2019 #975
  9. African swine fever hits China and could impact hog and soybean markets worldwide
  10. May 3, 2019 #974

April 2019

  1. Tracing chemicals over time
  2. April 26, 2019 #973
  3. Farm program provisions should reduce income risk not contribute to it
  4. April 19, 2019 #972
  5. Unintended consequences can show up in surprising places
  6. April 12, 2019 #971
  7. For many down on the farm, the wolf is at the door
  8. 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