APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 05/13/2022


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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May 2022

  1. A positive thing: Food and agriculture are center stage
  2. May 13, 2022 #1125
  3. Recent crises are jacking up near-term food prices and ballooning long-term hunger
  4. May 6, 2022 #1124

April 2022

  1. A strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has infected over 200 flocks in 25 states
  2. April 29, 2022 #1123
  3. Sizing a food reserve should include the food needs of those who cannot pay market prices
  4. April 22, 2022 #1122
  5. War in Ukraine underscores the need for a system of national and regional crop reserves
  6. April 8, 2022 #1121
  7. From 1980 to 2021 US has gone from primarily producing cotton for US mills
    to providing cotton for international mills
  8. April 1, 2022 #1120

March 2022

  1. During the last forty years the US share of soybean complex exports has fallen by nearly one-half,
    mostly due to increased availability of technology and expansion of cropland in Brazil and Argentina
  2. March 25, 2022 #1119
  3. In 1980 there were 4 major wheat exporters - 46 percent came from the US;
    in 2021 the number of major exporters was 10 - the US share was 11 percent
  4. March 18, 2022 #1118
  5. In 1980 three-fourths of world corn exports were from the US; by 2021 the US share
    had dropped to less than one-third
  6. March 11, 2022 #1117
  7. Backwash from the Russian invasion of Ukraine could greatly impact US agriculture
  8. March 4, 2022 #1116

February 2022

  1. Getting a handle on climate change is essential to the stability of agriculture
  2. February 25, 2022 #1115
  3. New farm bill in 2023? Some principles to consider
  4. February 18, 2022 #1114
  5. Disruptions in availability of grocery items mostly originate in the middle portion of food supply chains
  6. February 11, 2022 #1113
  7. Suppose all the nation’s bridges are repaired or replaced. Next problem: How to fund their maintenance.
  8. February 4, 2022 #1112

January 2022

  1. The next farm bill may be written at a time of extreme political polarization
    and atypically high crop prices
  2. January 28, 2022 #1111
  3. The upward trend in air temperatures puts agriculture at risk
  4. January 21, 2022 #1110
  5. Driverless farm tractors: A technological marvel, but are they “better?”
  6. January 14, 2022 #1109
  7. The future of meat – Part 5
  8. January 7, 2022 #1108

 

 


May 2022

  1. A positive thing: Food and agriculture are center stage
  2. May 13, 2022 #1125
  3. Recent crises are jacking up near-term food prices and ballooning long-term hunger
  4. May 6, 2022 #1124

April 2022

  1. A strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has infected over 200 flocks in 25 states
  2. April 29, 2022 #1123
  3. Sizing a food reserve should include the food needs of those who cannot pay market prices
  4. April 22, 2022 #1122
  5. War in Ukraine underscores the need for a system of national and regional crop reserves
  6. April 8, 2022 #1121
  7. From 1980 to 2021 US has gone from primarily producing cotton for US mills
    to providing cotton for international mills
  8. April 1, 2022 #1120

March 2022

  1. During the last forty years the US share of soybean complex exports has fallen by nearly one-half,
    mostly due to increased availability of technology and expansion of cropland in Brazil and Argentina
  2. March 25, 2022 #1119
  3. In 1980 there were 4 major wheat exporters - 46 percent came from the US;
    in 2021 the number of major exporters was 10 - the US share was 11 percent
  4. March 18, 2022 #1118
  5. In 1980 three-fourths of world corn exports were from the US; by 2021 the US share
    had dropped to less than one-third
  6. March 11, 2022 #1117
  7. Backwash from the Russian invasion of Ukraine could greatly impact US agriculture
  8. March 4, 2022 #1116

February 2022

  1. Getting a handle on climate change is essential to the stability of agriculture
  2. February 25, 2022 #1115
  3. New farm bill in 2023? Some principles to consider
  4. February 18, 2022 #1114
  5. Disruptions in availability of grocery items mostly originate in the middle portion of food supply chains
  6. February 11, 2022 #1113
  7. Suppose all the nation’s bridges are repaired or replaced. Next problem: How to fund their maintenance.
  8. February 4, 2022 #1112

January 2022

  1. The next farm bill may be written at a time of extreme political polarization
    and atypically high crop prices
  2. January 28, 2022 #1111
  3. The upward trend in air temperatures puts agriculture at risk
  4. January 21, 2022 #1110
  5. Driverless farm tractors: A technological marvel, but are they “better?”
  6. January 14, 2022 #1109
  7. The future of meat – Part 5
  8. January 7, 2022 #1108

 

 


May 2022

  1. A positive thing: Food and agriculture are center stage
  2. May 13, 2022 #1125
  3. Recent crises are jacking up near-term food prices and ballooning long-term hunger
  4. May 6, 2022 #1124

April 2022

  1. A strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has infected over 200 flocks in 25 states
  2. April 29, 2022 #1123
  3. Sizing a food reserve should include the food needs of those who cannot pay market prices
  4. April 22, 2022 #1122
  5. War in Ukraine underscores the need for a system of national and regional crop reserves
  6. April 8, 2022 #1121
  7. From 1980 to 2021 US has gone from primarily producing cotton for US mills
    to providing cotton for international mills
  8. April 1, 2022 #1120

March 2022

  1. During the last forty years the US share of soybean complex exports has fallen by nearly one-half,
    mostly due to increased availability of technology and expansion of cropland in Brazil and Argentina
  2. March 25, 2022 #1119
  3. In 1980 there were 4 major wheat exporters - 46 percent came from the US;
    in 2021 the number of major exporters was 10 - the US share was 11 percent
  4. March 18, 2022 #1118
  5. In 1980 three-fourths of world corn exports were from the US; by 2021 the US share
    had dropped to less than one-third
  6. March 11, 2022 #1117
  7. Backwash from the Russian invasion of Ukraine could greatly impact US agriculture
  8. March 4, 2022 #1116

February 2022

  1. Getting a handle on climate change is essential to the stability of agriculture
  2. February 25, 2022 #1115
  3. New farm bill in 2023? Some principles to consider
  4. February 18, 2022 #1114
  5. Disruptions in availability of grocery items mostly originate in the middle portion of food supply chains
  6. February 11, 2022 #1113
  7. Suppose all the nation’s bridges are repaired or replaced. Next problem: How to fund their maintenance.
  8. February 4, 2022 #1112

January 2022

  1. The next farm bill may be written at a time of extreme political polarization
    and atypically high crop prices
  2. January 28, 2022 #1111
  3. The upward trend in air temperatures puts agriculture at risk
  4. January 21, 2022 #1110
  5. Driverless farm tractors: A technological marvel, but are they “better?”
  6. January 14, 2022 #1109
  7. The future of meat – Part 5
  8. January 7, 2022 #1108