APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 10/22/2021


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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October 2021

  1. Interrelated events that affect agriculture
  2. October 22, 2021 #1099
  3. Balance of power is key to understanding the workings of the nation’s food system
  4. October 15, 2021 #1098
  5. We’ve seen this movie too many times before, and it always ends badly
  6. October 8, 2021 #1097
  7. Benefits to the public of funding agriculture-related conservation
  8. October 1, 2021 #1096

September 2021

  1. Farmers have a sizable stake in the infrastructure bills under debate in Congress
  2. September 24, 2021 #1095
  3. The agricultural sector is increasingly a target of cyber attacks
  4. September 17, 2021 #1094
  5. Attempts to restore the Packers and Stockyards Act to its original intent
  6. September 10, 2021 #1093
  7. What does COVID have to do with Agriculture? Everything
  8. September 3, 2021 #1092

August 2021

  1. Revolutions that transformed US agriculture
  2. August 27, 2021 #1091
  3. Payments for carbon sequestration
  4. August 20, 2021 #1090
  5. Vaccine Issues
  6. August 13, 2021 #1089
  7. “The Right to Repair” and other issues that farmers want addressed
  8. August 6, 2021 #1088

July 2021

  1. The true cost of food
  2. July 30, 2021 #1087
  3. What is this thing called comparative advantage and how can it be applied?
  4. July 23, 2021 #1086
  5. States with some of the most productive agricultures are the least protected against COVID-19
  6. July 16, 2021 #1085
  7. Trapping more carbon from plant residue would help reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions
  8. July 9, 2021 #1084
  9. The digital divide between rural and urban areas is better described as a gulf
  10. July 2, 2021 #1083

June 2021

  1. Food quantity and quality were disrupted by the pandemic but long-term
    undernourishment lingers-on worldwide
  2. June 25, 2021 #1082
  3. Biden Administration to reconsider “Waters of the US” definition and associated regs
  4. June 18, 2021 #1081
  5. What is infrastructure, anyway?
  6. June 11, 2021 #1080
  7. Measuring the profitability and soil-health effects of alternatives to conventional
    burndown of cover crops
  8. June 4, 2021 #1079

May 2021

  1. The worldwide pandemic may put an unforeseen damper on crop prices
  2. May 28, 2021 #1078
  3. Changes that affect the size, number and orientation of farms
  4. May 21, 2021 #1077
  5. Changes in consumer preferences will disrupt future agricultural markets
  6. May 14, 2021 #1076
  7. Preparing for the next pandemic
  8. May 7, 2021 #1075

April 2021

  1. Conserving land and water: The Biden Administration 30×30 plan
  2. April 30, 2021 #1074
  3. Need a more fool-proof way to prevent E. Coli contamination of leafy greens
  4. April 23, 2021 #1073
  5. Public universities are not as “public” as they used to be
  6. April 16, 2021 #1072
  7. Controversy surrounds the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act
  8. April 9, 2021 #1071
  9. The six-decade trend in US cotton exports is more like soybeans than corn or wheat but
    per acre profitability tumbled
  10. April 2, 2021 #1070

March 2021

  1. Average US wheat exports peaked in decade of the 1980s and have declined each decade since
  2. March 26, 2021 #1069
  3. US soybean production growth hasn’t matched, nor can it match, that of Brazil
  4. March 19, 2021 #1068
  5. Corn exports over the last six decades—promise vs performance
  6. March 12, 2021 #1067
  7. High prices cure high prices
  8. March 5, 2021 #1066

February 2021

  1. Arguments for raising the minimum wage rate and commodity loan rates greatly overlap
  2. February 26, 2021 #1065
  3. Physical sciences are mathematically precise; Social sciences like economics are not
  4. February 19, 2021 #1064
  5. Farm and nutrition programs belong together
  6. February 12, 2021 #1063
  7. The production, marketing and consumption of agricultural products are noticeably distinctive
  8. February 5, 2021 #1062

January 2021

  1. Without widespread acceptance of vaccines, COVID-19 will become a game of Whack-A-Mole
  2. January 22, 2021 #1061
  3. Latest dietary guidelines differ by life stage
  4. January 15, 2021 #1060
  5. Tom Vilsack to be nominated to return as Secretary of Agriculture
  6. January 8, 2021 #1059

 

 


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October 2021

  1. Interrelated events that affect agriculture
  2. October 22, 2021 #1099
  3. Balance of power is key to understanding the workings of the nation’s food system
  4. October 15, 2021 #1098
  5. We’ve seen this movie too many times before, and it always ends badly
  6. October 8, 2021 #1097
  7. Benefits to the public of funding agriculture-related conservation
  8. October 1, 2021 #1096

September 2021

  1. Farmers have a sizable stake in the infrastructure bills under debate in Congress
  2. September 24, 2021 #1095
  3. The agricultural sector is increasingly a target of cyber attacks
  4. September 17, 2021 #1094
  5. Attempts to restore the Packers and Stockyards Act to its original intent
  6. September 10, 2021 #1093
  7. What does COVID have to do with Agriculture? Everything
  8. September 3, 2021 #1092

August 2021

  1. Revolutions that transformed US agriculture
  2. August 27, 2021 #1091
  3. Payments for carbon sequestration
  4. August 20, 2021 #1090
  5. Vaccine Issues
  6. August 13, 2021 #1089
  7. “The Right to Repair” and other issues that farmers want addressed
  8. August 6, 2021 #1088

July 2021

  1. The true cost of food
  2. July 30, 2021 #1087
  3. What is this thing called comparative advantage and how can it be applied?
  4. July 23, 2021 #1086
  5. States with some of the most productive agricultures are the least protected against COVID-19
  6. July 16, 2021 #1085
  7. Trapping more carbon from plant residue would help reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions
  8. July 9, 2021 #1084
  9. The digital divide between rural and urban areas is better described as a gulf
  10. July 2, 2021 #1083

June 2021

  1. Food quantity and quality were disrupted by the pandemic but long-term
    undernourishment lingers-on worldwide
  2. June 25, 2021 #1082
  3. Biden Administration to reconsider “Waters of the US” definition and associated regs
  4. June 18, 2021 #1081
  5. What is infrastructure, anyway?
  6. June 11, 2021 #1080
  7. Measuring the profitability and soil-health effects of alternatives to conventional
    burndown of cover crops
  8. June 4, 2021 #1079

May 2021

  1. The worldwide pandemic may put an unforeseen damper on crop prices
  2. May 28, 2021 #1078
  3. Changes that affect the size, number and orientation of farms
  4. May 21, 2021 #1077
  5. Changes in consumer preferences will disrupt future agricultural markets
  6. May 14, 2021 #1076
  7. Preparing for the next pandemic
  8. May 7, 2021 #1075

April 2021

  1. Conserving land and water: The Biden Administration 30×30 plan
  2. April 30, 2021 #1074
  3. Need a more fool-proof way to prevent E. Coli contamination of leafy greens
  4. April 23, 2021 #1073
  5. Public universities are not as “public” as they used to be
  6. April 16, 2021 #1072
  7. Controversy surrounds the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act
  8. April 9, 2021 #1071
  9. The six-decade trend in US cotton exports is more like soybeans than corn or wheat but
    per acre profitability tumbled
  10. April 2, 2021 #1070

March 2021

  1. Average US wheat exports peaked in decade of the 1980s and have declined each decade since
  2. March 26, 2021 #1069
  3. US soybean production growth hasn’t matched, nor can it match, that of Brazil
  4. March 19, 2021 #1068
  5. Corn exports over the last six decades—promise vs performance
  6. March 12, 2021 #1067
  7. High prices cure high prices
  8. March 5, 2021 #1066

February 2021

  1. Arguments for raising the minimum wage rate and commodity loan rates greatly overlap
  2. February 26, 2021 #1065
  3. Physical sciences are mathematically precise; Social sciences like economics are not
  4. February 19, 2021 #1064
  5. Farm and nutrition programs belong together
  6. February 12, 2021 #1063
  7. The production, marketing and consumption of agricultural products are noticeably distinctive
  8. February 5, 2021 #1062

January 2021

  1. Without widespread acceptance of vaccines, COVID-19 will become a game of Whack-A-Mole
  2. January 22, 2021 #1061
  3. Latest dietary guidelines differ by life stage
  4. January 15, 2021 #1060
  5. Tom Vilsack to be nominated to return as Secretary of Agriculture
  6. January 8, 2021 #1059

 

 


October 2021

  1. Interrelated events that affect agriculture
  2. October 22, 2021 #1099
  3. Balance of power is key to understanding the workings of the nation’s food system
  4. October 15, 2021 #1098
  5. We’ve seen this movie too many times before, and it always ends badly
  6. October 8, 2021 #1097
  7. Benefits to the public of funding agriculture-related conservation
  8. October 1, 2021 #1096

September 2021

  1. Farmers have a sizable stake in the infrastructure bills under debate in Congress
  2. September 24, 2021 #1095
  3. The agricultural sector is increasingly a target of cyber attacks
  4. September 17, 2021 #1094
  5. Attempts to restore the Packers and Stockyards Act to its original intent
  6. September 10, 2021 #1093
  7. What does COVID have to do with Agriculture? Everything
  8. September 3, 2021 #1092

August 2021

  1. Revolutions that transformed US agriculture
  2. August 27, 2021 #1091
  3. Payments for carbon sequestration
  4. August 20, 2021 #1090
  5. Vaccine Issues
  6. August 13, 2021 #1089
  7. “The Right to Repair” and other issues that farmers want addressed
  8. August 6, 2021 #1088

July 2021

  1. The true cost of food
  2. July 30, 2021 #1087
  3. What is this thing called comparative advantage and how can it be applied?
  4. July 23, 2021 #1086
  5. States with some of the most productive agricultures are the least protected against COVID-19
  6. July 16, 2021 #1085
  7. Trapping more carbon from plant residue would help reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions
  8. July 9, 2021 #1084
  9. The digital divide between rural and urban areas is better described as a gulf
  10. July 2, 2021 #1083

June 2021

  1. Food quantity and quality were disrupted by the pandemic but long-term
    undernourishment lingers-on worldwide
  2. June 25, 2021 #1082
  3. Biden Administration to reconsider “Waters of the US” definition and associated regs
  4. June 18, 2021 #1081
  5. What is infrastructure, anyway?
  6. June 11, 2021 #1080
  7. Measuring the profitability and soil-health effects of alternatives to conventional
    burndown of cover crops
  8. June 4, 2021 #1079

May 2021

  1. The worldwide pandemic may put an unforeseen damper on crop prices
  2. May 28, 2021 #1078
  3. Changes that affect the size, number and orientation of farms
  4. May 21, 2021 #1077
  5. Changes in consumer preferences will disrupt future agricultural markets
  6. May 14, 2021 #1076
  7. Preparing for the next pandemic
  8. May 7, 2021 #1075

April 2021

  1. Conserving land and water: The Biden Administration 30×30 plan
  2. April 30, 2021 #1074
  3. Need a more fool-proof way to prevent E. Coli contamination of leafy greens
  4. April 23, 2021 #1073
  5. Public universities are not as “public” as they used to be
  6. April 16, 2021 #1072
  7. Controversy surrounds the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act
  8. April 9, 2021 #1071
  9. The six-decade trend in US cotton exports is more like soybeans than corn or wheat but
    per acre profitability tumbled
  10. April 2, 2021 #1070

March 2021

  1. Average US wheat exports peaked in decade of the 1980s and have declined each decade since
  2. March 26, 2021 #1069
  3. US soybean production growth hasn’t matched, nor can it match, that of Brazil
  4. March 19, 2021 #1068
  5. Corn exports over the last six decades—promise vs performance
  6. March 12, 2021 #1067
  7. High prices cure high prices
  8. March 5, 2021 #1066

February 2021

  1. Arguments for raising the minimum wage rate and commodity loan rates greatly overlap
  2. February 26, 2021 #1065
  3. Physical sciences are mathematically precise; Social sciences like economics are not
  4. February 19, 2021 #1064
  5. Farm and nutrition programs belong together
  6. February 12, 2021 #1063
  7. The production, marketing and consumption of agricultural products are noticeably distinctive
  8. February 5, 2021 #1062

January 2021

  1. Without widespread acceptance of vaccines, COVID-19 will become a game of Whack-A-Mole
  2. January 22, 2021 #1061
  3. Latest dietary guidelines differ by life stage
  4. January 15, 2021 #1060
  5. Tom Vilsack to be nominated to return as Secretary of Agriculture
  6. January 8, 2021 #1059