APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 08/07/2020


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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August 2020

  1. Recovering US share of world crop exports is ag policy’s Zombie idea
  2. August 7, 2020 #1039

July 2020

  1. Feeding the hungry during the COVID-19 crisis
  2. July 31, 2020 #1038
  3. US share of world crop exports trends lower with or without supply management
  4. July 24, 2020 #1037
  5. Agriculture likes to produce, which is great during the good times, but disastrous
    when production exceeds what is needed
  6. July 17, 2020 #1036
  7. Pharmaceutical and food markets are surprisingly similar and yet SO different
  8. July 10, 2020 #1035
  9. With COVID-19 we all really are “in the same boat”
  10. July 3, 2020 #1034

June 2020

  1. There are ways to spend less on prescriptions—we take advantage of them but don’t understand
    how they work
  2. June 26, 2020 #1033
  3. Chicken business: Alleged industry price fixing cause consumers to pay more and growers to receive less
  4. June 19, 2020 #1032
  5. Balancing privacy and need-to-know during the COVID-19 crisis
  6. June 12, 2020 #1031
  7. “Essential workers:” Appreciated now but will today’s recognition be reflected in long-term
    remuneration and policy?
  8. June 5, 2020 #1030

May 2020

  1. Farm groups have a change of heart about change in climate
  2. May 29, 2020 #1029
  3. Next few years could spotlight the gimcrackery of recent farm policy
  4. May 22, 2020 #1028
  5. COVID-19 has created a disconnect between where food is produced and where it is needed
  6. May 15, 2020 #1027
  7. Agriculture’s perfect storm
  8. May 8, 2020 #1026
  9. Essential vs. non-essential goods
  10. May 1, 2020 #1025

April 2020

  1. Concentration in the meat packing industry has advantages and distinct disadvantages
  2. April 24, 2020 #1024
  3. COVID-19 challenges key elements of the food supply chain
  4. April 17, 2020 #1023
  5. 2020 USDA “Prospective Plantings” show typical pattern: Total cropland planted is relatively constant;
    the crop mix is what changes
  6. April 10, 2020 #1022
  7. Grocery stores require complex sanitation practices to help protect customers and
    grocery personnel from COVID-19
  8. April 3, 2020 #1021

March 2020

  1. Agriculture faces financial pounding from multiple sources
  2. March 27, 2020 #1020
  3. Food availability and the coronavirus pandemic
  4. March 20, 2020 #1019
  5. Are the “high” crop-price years we experienced in the last decade the new norm?
  6. March 13, 2020 #1018
  7. Coming up with a viable dairy policy ain’t easy
  8. March 6, 2020 #1017

February 2020

  1. Historical pattern: High prices cause low prices and farm bankruptcies
  2. February 28, 2020 #1016
  3. Rural/urban divide on environmental policies
  4. February 21, 2020 #1015
  5. USDA’s 5-year research plan includes the words “sustainable” and “climate" but with a spin
  6. February 14, 2020 #1014
  7. While agricultural subsidies may seem large, fossil fuel subsidies are gargantuan
  8. February 7, 2020 #1013

January 2020

  1. Yes, the customers are always right (even if they are wrong)
  2. January 31, 2020 #1012
  3. The long journey toward understanding the role of nutrition in human health
  4. January 24, 2020 #1011
  5. Three centuries of agricultural exports: When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not
  6. January 17, 2020 #1010
  7. It’s beginning to look a lot like the 1980s?
  8. January 10, 2020 #1009

 

 


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August 2020

  1. Recovering US share of world crop exports is ag policy’s Zombie idea
  2. August 7, 2020 #1039

July 2020

  1. Feeding the hungry during the COVID-19 crisis
  2. July 31, 2020 #1038
  3. US share of world crop exports trends lower with or without supply management
  4. July 24, 2020 #1037
  5. Agriculture likes to produce, which is great during the good times, but disastrous
    when production exceeds what is needed
  6. July 17, 2020 #1036
  7. Pharmaceutical and food markets are surprisingly similar and yet SO different
  8. July 10, 2020 #1035
  9. With COVID-19 we all really are “in the same boat”
  10. July 3, 2020 #1034

June 2020

  1. There are ways to spend less on prescriptions—we take advantage of them but don’t understand
    how they work
  2. June 26, 2020 #1033
  3. Chicken business: Alleged industry price fixing cause consumers to pay more and growers to receive less
  4. June 19, 2020 #1032
  5. Balancing privacy and need-to-know during the COVID-19 crisis
  6. June 12, 2020 #1031
  7. “Essential workers:” Appreciated now but will today’s recognition be reflected in long-term
    remuneration and policy?
  8. June 5, 2020 #1030

May 2020

  1. Farm groups have a change of heart about change in climate
  2. May 29, 2020 #1029
  3. Next few years could spotlight the gimcrackery of recent farm policy
  4. May 22, 2020 #1028
  5. COVID-19 has created a disconnect between where food is produced and where it is needed
  6. May 15, 2020 #1027
  7. Agriculture’s perfect storm
  8. May 8, 2020 #1026
  9. Essential vs. non-essential goods
  10. May 1, 2020 #1025

April 2020

  1. Concentration in the meat packing industry has advantages and distinct disadvantages
  2. April 24, 2020 #1024
  3. COVID-19 challenges key elements of the food supply chain
  4. April 17, 2020 #1023
  5. 2020 USDA “Prospective Plantings” show typical pattern: Total cropland planted is relatively constant;
    the crop mix is what changes
  6. April 10, 2020 #1022
  7. Grocery stores require complex sanitation practices to help protect customers and
    grocery personnel from COVID-19
  8. April 3, 2020 #1021

March 2020

  1. Agriculture faces financial pounding from multiple sources
  2. March 27, 2020 #1020
  3. Food availability and the coronavirus pandemic
  4. March 20, 2020 #1019
  5. Are the “high” crop-price years we experienced in the last decade the new norm?
  6. March 13, 2020 #1018
  7. Coming up with a viable dairy policy ain’t easy
  8. March 6, 2020 #1017

February 2020

  1. Historical pattern: High prices cause low prices and farm bankruptcies
  2. February 28, 2020 #1016
  3. Rural/urban divide on environmental policies
  4. February 21, 2020 #1015
  5. USDA’s 5-year research plan includes the words “sustainable” and “climate" but with a spin
  6. February 14, 2020 #1014
  7. While agricultural subsidies may seem large, fossil fuel subsidies are gargantuan
  8. February 7, 2020 #1013

January 2020

  1. Yes, the customers are always right (even if they are wrong)
  2. January 31, 2020 #1012
  3. The long journey toward understanding the role of nutrition in human health
  4. January 24, 2020 #1011
  5. Three centuries of agricultural exports: When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not
  6. January 17, 2020 #1010
  7. It’s beginning to look a lot like the 1980s?
  8. January 10, 2020 #1009

 

 


August 2020

  1. Recovering US share of world crop exports is ag policy’s Zombie idea
  2. August 7, 2020 #1039

July 2020

  1. Feeding the hungry during the COVID-19 crisis
  2. July 31, 2020 #1038
  3. US share of world crop exports trends lower with or without supply management
  4. July 24, 2020 #1037
  5. Agriculture likes to produce, which is great during the good times, but disastrous
    when production exceeds what is needed
  6. July 17, 2020 #1036
  7. Pharmaceutical and food markets are surprisingly similar and yet SO different
  8. July 10, 2020 #1035
  9. With COVID-19 we all really are “in the same boat”
  10. July 3, 2020 #1034

June 2020

  1. There are ways to spend less on prescriptions—we take advantage of them but don’t understand
    how they work
  2. June 26, 2020 #1033
  3. Chicken business: Alleged industry price fixing cause consumers to pay more and growers to receive less
  4. June 19, 2020 #1032
  5. Balancing privacy and need-to-know during the COVID-19 crisis
  6. June 12, 2020 #1031
  7. “Essential workers:” Appreciated now but will today’s recognition be reflected in long-term
    remuneration and policy?
  8. June 5, 2020 #1030

May 2020

  1. Farm groups have a change of heart about change in climate
  2. May 29, 2020 #1029
  3. Next few years could spotlight the gimcrackery of recent farm policy
  4. May 22, 2020 #1028
  5. COVID-19 has created a disconnect between where food is produced and where it is needed
  6. May 15, 2020 #1027
  7. Agriculture’s perfect storm
  8. May 8, 2020 #1026
  9. Essential vs. non-essential goods
  10. May 1, 2020 #1025

April 2020

  1. Concentration in the meat packing industry has advantages and distinct disadvantages
  2. April 24, 2020 #1024
  3. COVID-19 challenges key elements of the food supply chain
  4. April 17, 2020 #1023
  5. 2020 USDA “Prospective Plantings” show typical pattern: Total cropland planted is relatively constant;
    the crop mix is what changes
  6. April 10, 2020 #1022
  7. Grocery stores require complex sanitation practices to help protect customers and
    grocery personnel from COVID-19
  8. April 3, 2020 #1021

March 2020

  1. Agriculture faces financial pounding from multiple sources
  2. March 27, 2020 #1020
  3. Food availability and the coronavirus pandemic
  4. March 20, 2020 #1019
  5. Are the “high” crop-price years we experienced in the last decade the new norm?
  6. March 13, 2020 #1018
  7. Coming up with a viable dairy policy ain’t easy
  8. March 6, 2020 #1017

February 2020

  1. Historical pattern: High prices cause low prices and farm bankruptcies
  2. February 28, 2020 #1016
  3. Rural/urban divide on environmental policies
  4. February 21, 2020 #1015
  5. USDA’s 5-year research plan includes the words “sustainable” and “climate" but with a spin
  6. February 14, 2020 #1014
  7. While agricultural subsidies may seem large, fossil fuel subsidies are gargantuan
  8. February 7, 2020 #1013

January 2020

  1. Yes, the customers are always right (even if they are wrong)
  2. January 31, 2020 #1012
  3. The long journey toward understanding the role of nutrition in human health
  4. January 24, 2020 #1011
  5. Three centuries of agricultural exports: When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not
  6. January 17, 2020 #1010
  7. It’s beginning to look a lot like the 1980s?
  8. January 10, 2020 #1009