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Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

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December 2009

  1. It has been a challenging year
  2. December 25, 2009 #491
  3. Additional contracting rules for poultry growers spelled out
  4. December 18, 2009 #490
  5. New poultry contract rules designed to better protect grower
  6. December 11, 2009 #489
  7. Development policy driven by common sense not edicts
  8. December 4, 2009 #488

November 2009

  1. Will meeting food needs in 2050 be effectively addressed or be more of the same?
  2. November 27, 2009 #487
  3. Livestock sector: clash between more variability in demand and less flexibility in supply
  4. November 20, 2009 #486
  5. Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
  6. November 13, 2009 #485
  7. Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics
  8. November 6, 2009 #484

October 2009

  1. Helping developing nations improve their agricultures requires humility and focus
  2. October 30, 2009 #483
  3. Increased agricultural productivity is one piece of a complex puzzle
  4. October 23, 2009 #482
  5. Reaction to the New York Times E. coli story
  6. October 16, 2009 #481
  7. Dairy’s financial problems outstrip usual ups and downs
  8. October 9, 2009 #480
  9. The morphing of crop insurance
  10. October 2, 2009 #479

September 2009

  1. Earning a living from the marketplace
  2. September 25, 2009 #478
  3. Corn crop looks good, maybe too good
  4. September 18, 2009 #477
  5. The latest on Brazil vs. US cotton
  6. September 11, 2009 #476
  7. The hog industry: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way!
  8. September 4, 2009 #475

August 2009

  1. Recall notices serve the intended legal purpose but leave some questions unanswered
  2. August 28, 2009 #474
  3. The perils of split governmental approvals
  4. August 21, 2009 #473
  5. New beef E. coli O157:H7 regulations—Just kick the can further down the road?
  6. August 14, 2009 #472
  7. Careful food preparation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to reduce foodborne illnesses
  8. August 7, 2009 #471

July 2009

  1. Food Safety Working Group
  2. July 31, 2009 #470
  3. Controlling E. coli in hamburger requires “meat ID” not animal ID
  4. July 24, 2009 #469
  5. Systemic sources of bacterial contamination of meat, but where is the outrage?
  6. July 17, 2009 #468
  7. Legislators overlook serious flaw in USDA’s HACCP food-safety system—while promoting its adoption by FDA
  8. July 10, 2998 #467
  9. The looming food crisis?
  10. July 2, 2009 #466

June 2009

  1. Public Policy: For the Public Good or Private Profit?
  2. June 26, 2009 #465
  3. Policy shifts can be penny wise but dollar foolish
  4. June 19, 2009 #464
  5. Driven by ethanol at break-neck speed
  6. June 12, 2009 #463
  7. Impact of massive grain price increases on consumer food prices
  8. June 5, 2009 #462

May 2009

  1. Livestock producers have a major stake in the direction of commodity programs
  2. May 29, 2009 #461
  3. Producers leery of grain reserve: The concept or the implementation?
  4. May 22, 2009 #460
  5. Collateral damage and response to the food crisis: It wasn’t supposed to be this way
  6. May 15, 2009 #459
  7. Are CAFOs and small-producers entering a time of benign co-existence?
  8. May 8, 2009 #458
  9. CAFO critics promote alternative approaches to production
  10. May 1, 2009 #457

April 2009

  1. In theory contracting reduces farmers’ risk but not always in practice
  2. April 24, 2009 #456
    Indeed CAFOs have their critics
  3. April 17, 2009 #455
  4. Livestock production enterprises: Transformation in size was a gradual process
  5. April 10, 2009 #454
  6. The food inspection system needs improvement: Who pays for it?
  7. April 3, 2009 #453

March 2009

  1. Energy cost: Pay now or pay later
  2. March 27, 2009 #452
  3. No time to get greedy
  4. March 20, 2009 #451
  5. Commodity policy at a crossroad
  6. March 13, 2009 #450
  7. $500,000 in sales does not (usually) a viable net income make
  8. March 6, 2009 #449

February 2009

  1. Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?
  2. February 27, 2009 #448
  3. Expensive Stimulus bill is a bargain if it helps prevent a full-blown depression
  4. February 20, 2009 #447
    Farm program signup is no walk in the park this year
  5. February 13, 2009 #446
  6. On leaving food inspection to the foxes
  7. February 6, 2009 #445

January 2009

  1. Has Ethanol's boost to corn prices run its course?
  2. January 30, 2009 #444
  3. We pasteurize milk: Should similar protection be mandated for other foods?
  4. January 22, 2009 #443
  5. Corn export demand to drop by 28 percent because other countries growing their own
  6. January 16, 2009 #442
  7. Honey that's not so sweet
  8. January 9, 2009 #441
  9. Worst financial Crisis in Decades and the Usual Remedies Are Unavailable
  10. January 2, 2009 #440

 

December 2009

  1. It has been a challenging year
  2. December 25, 2009 #491
  3. Additional contracting rules for poultry growers spelled out
  4. December 18, 2009 #490
  5. New poultry contract rules designed to better protect grower
  6. December 11, 2009 #489
  7. Development policy driven by common sense not edicts
  8. December 4, 2009 #488

November 2009

  1. Will meeting food needs in 2050 be effectively addressed or be more of the same?
  2. November 27 #487
  3. Livestock sector: clash between more variability in demand and less flexibility in supply
  4. November 20, 2009 #486
  5. Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
  6. November 13, 2009 #485
  7. Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics
  8. November 6, 2009 #484

October 2009

  1. Helping developing nations improve their agricultures requires humility and focus
  2. October 30, 2009 #483
  3. Increased agricultural productivity is one piece of a complex puzzle
  4. October 23, 2009 #482
  5. Reaction to the New York Times E. coli story
  6. October 16, 2009 #481
  7. Dairy’s financial problems outstrip usual ups and downs
  8. October 9, 2009 #480
  9. The morphing of crop insurance
  10. October 2, 2009 #479

September 2009

  1. Earning a living from the marketplace
  2. September 25, 2009 #478
  3. Corn crop looks good, maybe too good
  4. September 18, 2009 #477
  5. The latest on Brazil vs. US cotton
  6. September 11, 2009 #476
  7. The hog industry: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way!
  8. September 4, 2009 #475

August 2009

  1. Recall notices serve the intended legal purpose but leave some questions unanswered
  2. August 28, 2009 #474
  3. The perils of split governmental approvals
  4. August 21, 2009 #473
  5. New beef E. coli O157:H7 regulations—Just kick the can further down the road?
  6. August 14, 2009 #47
  7. Careful food preparation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to reduce foodborne illnesses
  8. August 7, 2009 #471

July 2009

  1. Food Safety Working Group
  2. July 31, 2009 #470
  3. Controlling E. coli in hamburger requires “meat ID” not animal ID
  4. July 24, 2009 #469
  5. Systemic sources of bacterial contamination of meat, but where is the outrage?
  6. July 17, 2009 #468
  7. Legislators overlook serious flaw in USDA’s HACCP food-safety system—while promoting its adoption by FDA
  8. July 10, 2998 #467
  9. The looming food crisis?
  10. July 2, 2009 #466

June 2009

  1. Public Policy: For the Public Good or Private Profit?
  2. June 26, 2009 #465
  3. Policy shifts can be penny wise but dollar foolish
  4. June 19, 2009 #464
  5. Driven by ethanol at break-neck speed
  6. June 12, 2009 #463
  7. Impact of massive grain price increases on consumer food prices
  8. June 5, 2009 #462

May 2009

  1. Livestock producers have a major stake in the direction of commodity programs
  2. May 29, 2009 #461
  3. Producers leery of grain reserve: The concept or the implementation?
  4. May 22, 2009 #460
  5. Collateral damage and response to the food crisis: It wasn’t supposed to be this way
  6. May 15, 2009 #459
  7. Are CAFOs and small-producers entering a time of benign co-existence?
  8. May 8, 2009 #458
  9. CAFO critics promote alternative approaches to production
  10. May 1, 2009 #457

April 2009

  1. In theory contracting reduces farmers’ risk but not always in practice
  2. April 24, 2009 #456
  3. Indeed CAFOs have their critics
  4. April 17, 2009 #455
  5. Livestock production enterprises: Transformation in size was a gradual process
  6. April 10, 2009 #454
  7. The food inspection system needs improvement: Who pays for it?
  8. April 3, 2009 #453

March 2009

  1. Energy cost: Pay now or pay later
  2. March 27, 2009 #452
  3. No time to get greedy
  4. March 20, 2009 #451
  5. Commodity policy at a crossroad
  6. March 13, 2009 #450
  7. $500,000 in sales does not (usually) a viable net income make
  8. March 6, 2009 #449

February 2009

  1. Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?
  2. February 27, 2009 #448
  3. Expensive Stimulus bill is a bargain if it helps prevent a full-blown depression
  4. February 20, 2009 #447
  5. Farm program signup is no walk in the park this year
  6. February 13, 2009 #446
  7. On leaving food inspection to the foxes
  8. February 6, 2009 #445

January 2009

  1. Has Ethanol's boost to corn prices run its course?
  2. January 30, 2009 #444
  3. We pasteurize milk: Should similar protection be mandated for other foods?
  4. January 22, 2009 #443
  5. Corn export demand to drop by 28 percent because other countries growing their own
  6. January 16, 2009 #442
  7. Honey that's not so sweet
  8. January 9, 2009 #441
  9. Worst financial Crisis in Decades and the Usual Remedies Are Unavailable
  10. January 2, 2009 #440

 

December 2009

  1. It has been a challenging year
  2. December 25, 2009 #491
  3. Additional contracting rules for poultry growers spelled out
  4. December 18, 2009 #490
  5. New poultry contract rules designed to better protect grower
  6. December 11, 2009 #489
  7. Development policy driven by common sense not edicts
  8. December 4, 2009 #488

November 2009

  1. Will meeting food needs in 2050 be effectively addressed or be more of the same?
  2. November 27 #487
  3. Livestock sector: clash between more variability in demand and less flexibility in supply
  4. November 20, 2009 #486
  5. Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
  6. November 13, 2009 #485
  7. Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics
  8. November 6, 2009 #484

October 2009

  1. Helping developing nations improve their agricultures requires humility and focus
  2. October 30, 2009 #483
  3. Increased agricultural productivity is one piece of a complex puzzle
  4. October 23, 2009 #482
  5. Reaction to the New York Times E. coli story
  6. October 16, 2009 #481
  7. Dairy’s financial problems outstrip usual ups and downs
  8. October 9, 2009 #480
  9. The morphing of crop insurance
  10. October 2, 2009 #479

September 2009

  1. Earning a living from the marketplace
  2. September 25, 2009 #478
  3. Corn crop looks good, maybe too good
  4. September 18, 2009 #477
  5. The latest on Brazil vs. US cotton
  6. September 11, 2009 #476
  7. The hog industry: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way!
  8. September 4, 2009 #475

August 2009

  1. Recall notices serve the intended legal purpose but leave some questions unanswered
  2. August 28, 2009 #474
  3. The perils of split governmental approvals
  4. August 21, 2009 #473
  5. New beef E. coli O157:H7 regulations—Just kick the can further down the road?
  6. August 14, 2009 #47
  7. Careful food preparation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to reduce foodborne illnesses
  8. August 7, 2009 #471

July 2009

  1. Food Safety Working Group
  2. July 31, 2009 #470
  3. Controlling E. coli in hamburger requires “meat ID” not animal ID
  4. July 24, 2009 #469
  5. Systemic sources of bacterial contamination of meat, but where is the outrage?
  6. July 17, 2009 #468
  7. Legislators overlook serious flaw in USDA’s HACCP food-safety system—while promoting its adoption by FDA
  8. July 10, 2998 #467
  9. The looming food crisis?
  10. July 2, 2009 #466

June 2009

  1. Public Policy: For the Public Good or Private Profit?
  2. June 26, 2009 #465
  3. Policy shifts can be penny wise but dollar foolish
  4. June 19, 2009 #464
  5. Driven by ethanol at break-neck speed
  6. June 12, 2009 #463
  7. Impact of massive grain price increases on consumer food prices
  8. June 5, 2009 #462

May 2009

  1. Livestock producers have a major stake in the direction of commodity programs
  2. May 29, 2009 #461
  3. Producers leery of grain reserve: The concept or the implementation?
  4. May 22, 2009 #460
  5. Collateral damage and response to the food crisis: It wasn’t supposed to be this way
  6. May 15, 2009 #459
  7. Are CAFOs and small-producers entering a time of benign co-existence?
  8. May 8, 2009 #458
  9. CAFO critics promote alternative approaches to production
  10. May 1, 2009 #457

April 2009

  1. In theory contracting reduces farmers’ risk but not always in practice
  2. April 24, 2009 #456
  3. Indeed CAFOs have their critics
  4. April 17, 2009 #455
  5. Livestock production enterprises: Transformation in size was a gradual process
  6. April 10, 2009 #454
  7. The food inspection system needs improvement: Who pays for it?
  8. April 3, 2009 #453

March 2009

  1. Energy cost: Pay now or pay later
  2. March 27, 2009 #452
  3. No time to get greedy
  4. March 20, 2009 #451
  5. Commodity policy at a crossroad
  6. March 13, 2009 #450
  7. $500,000 in sales does not (usually) a viable net income make
  8. March 6, 2009 #449

February 2009

  1. Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?
  2. February 27, 2009 #448
  3. Expensive Stimulus bill is a bargain if it helps prevent a full-blown depression
  4. February 20, 2009 #447
  5. Farm program signup is no walk in the park this year
  6. February 13, 2009 #446
  7. On leaving food inspection to the foxes
  8. February 6, 2009 #445

January 2009

  1. Has Ethanol's boost to corn prices run its course?
  2. January 30, 2009 #444
  3. We pasteurize milk: Should similar protection be mandated for other foods?
  4. January 22, 2009 #443
  5. Corn export demand to drop by 28 percent because other countries growing their own
  6. January 16, 2009 #442
  7. Honey that's not so sweet
  8. January 9, 2009 #441
  9. Worst financial Crisis in Decades and the Usual Remedies Are Unavailable
  10. January 2, 2009 #440