APACAgricultural Policy Analysis Center - Weekly Column

updated 11/17/2017


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Originally published in MidAmerica Farmer Grower 
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December 2016

  1. Trade agreements: Not sufficient for gains to outweigh losses
  2. December 30, 2016 #856
  3. Crop insurance is best suited to protect against yield disasters
  4. December 23, 2016 #855
  5. Regulation vs. market-based environmental solutions
  6. December 16, 2016 #854
  7. Farm program considerations: Part 8 Environmental impacts
  8. December 9, 2016 #853
  9. Farm program considerations: Part 7
  10. December 2, 2016 #852

November 2016

  1. Farm program considerations: Part 6
  2. November 25, 2016 #851
  3. Farm program considerations: Part 5
  4. November 18, 2016 #850
  5. Farm program considerations: Part 4
  6. November 11, 2016 #849
  7. Farm program considerations: Part 3, setting the loan rate
  8. November 4, 2016 #848

October 2016

  1. Farm program considerations: Part 2
  2. October 28, 2016 #847
  3. Farm program considerations: Part 1
  4. October 21, 2016 #846
  5. Our view: “Yes” to farm programs but recent ones make no sense
  6. October 14, 2016 #845
  7. The two-decade-long road to the current set of farm programs
  8. October 7, 2016 #844

September 2016

  1. A common misconception: Farm operations are no different from non-farm businesses
  2. September 30, 2016 #843
  3. Aside from weather, does agriculture have unique aspects that put it at risk?
  4. September 23, 2016 #842
  5. Heritage Foundation blasts farm programs
  6. September 16, 2016 #841
  7. Profitability is the pressing issue facing farmers this election year
  8. September 9, 2016 #840
  9. Are “things different now” so that low prices will cure low prices?
  10. September 2, 2016 #839

August 2016

  1. In the news: estate taxes, LDPs and growth in soybean and cotton exports
  2. August 26, 2016 #838
  3. Which will increase the most after the Brazilian beef agreement, beef exports or imports?
  4. August 19, 2016 #837
  5. GMO feedback, the Ogallala aquifer and researcher objectivity
  6. August 12, 2016 #836
  7. An application of the bottom-up development process in Senegal
  8. August 5, 2016 #835

July 2016

  1. More unresolved GMO issues
  2. July 29, 2016 #834
  3. GMO labeling passed but still issues to be resolved
  4. July 22, 2016 #833
  5. GMO issues go beyond labeling
  6. July 15, 2016 #832
  7. What goes up for years can collapse in weeks
  8. July 8, 2016 #831
  9. An application of the bottom-up development process in Senegal
  10. July 1, 2016 #830

June 2016

  1. Bottom-up versus export-led development
  2. June 24, 2016 #829
  3. Individual and public necessities
  4. June 17, 2016 #828
  5. The GMO debate
  6. June 10, 2016 #827
  7. Why the surge in beef imports of late?
  8. June 3, 2016 #826

May 2016

  1. US balance of trade of major meats with FTA and non-FTA countries
  2. May 27, 2016 #825
  3. The US imports more beef than it exports—value gap has widened in recent years
  4. May 20, 2016 #824
  5. The interests of agribusiness and farmers have some overlap but it is not complete
  6. May 13, 2016 #823
  7. Farm programs that benefit agribusiness
  8. May 6, 2016 #822

April 2016

  1. Agribusiness: A major determinant of farm policy direction since the mid-1980s
  2. April 29, 2016 #821
  3. Next Farm Bill under discussion in DC; Down on the farm producers face uncertainty
  4. April 22, 2016 #820
  5. Prospective Plantings report: Crop mix will change but total acreage is about the same
  6. April 15, 2016 #819
  7. Familiar refrain: “Things are different this time”
  8. April 8, 2016 #818
  9. Goldilocks role of federal economic policy
  10. April 1, 2016 #817

March 2016

  1. The role of agriculture in early economic development
  2. March 25, 2016 #816
  3. Consumers are always right (even when they are wrong)
  4. March 18, 2016 #815
  5. Some costs of agricultural production go unpaid
  6. March 11, 2016 #814
  7. Increasing agricultural production across the ages: population pull followed by fossil fuel push
  8. March 4, 2016 #813

February 2016

  1. Adequate food supplies versus meeting basic food requirements
  2. February 26, 2016 #812
  3. Crop prices and consumer food demand
  4. February 19, 2016 #811
  5. Adjusting production to lower prices is a slow process in crop agriculture
  6. February 12, 2016 #810
  7. Farm policy model: The nature of agricultural supply
  8. February 5, 2016 #809

January 2016

  1. Question: What makes crop agriculture fly so high and then crash so quickly?
  2. January 29, 2016 #808
  3. GMO labeling issues: Voluntary or, if mandatory, state-by-state or federal?
  4. January 22, 2016 #807
  5. Impacts of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea plus the China situation
  6. January 15, 2016 #806
  7. US balance of trade impacts of CAFTA-DR on agriculture and other economic sectors
  8. January 8, 2016 #805

 

 


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December 2016

  1. Trade agreements: Not sufficient for gains to outweigh losses
  2. December 30, 2016 #856
  3. Crop insurance is best suited to protect against yield disasters
  4. December 23, 2016 #855
  5. Regulation vs. market-based environmental solutions
  6. December 16, 2016 #854
  7. Farm program considerations: Part 8 Environmental impacts
  8. December 9, 2016 #853
  9. Farm program considerations: Part 7
  10. December 2, 2016 #852

November 2016

  1. Farm program considerations: Part 6
  2. November 25, 2016 #851
  3. Farm program considerations: Part 5
  4. November 18, 2016 #850
  5. Farm program considerations: Part 4
  6. November 11, 2016 #849
  7. Farm program considerations: Part 3, setting the loan rate
  8. November 4, 2016 #848

October 2016

  1. Farm program considerations: Part 2
  2. October 28, 2016 #847
  3. Farm program considerations: Part 1
  4. October 21, 2016 #846
  5. Our view: “Yes” to farm programs but recent ones make no sense
  6. October 14, 2016 #845
  7. The two-decade-long road to the current set of farm programs
  8. October 7, 2016 #844

September 2016

  1. A common misconception: Farm operations are no different from non-farm businesses
  2. September 30, 2016 #843
  3. Aside from weather, does agriculture have unique aspects that put it at risk?
  4. September 23, 2016 #842
  5. Heritage Foundation blasts farm programs
  6. September 16, 2016 #841
  7. Profitability is the pressing issue facing farmers this election year
  8. September 9, 2016 #840
  9. Are “things different now” so that low prices will cure low prices?
  10. September 2, 2016 #839

August 2016

  1. In the news: estate taxes, LDPs and growth in soybean and cotton exports
  2. August 26, 2016 #838
  3. Which will increase the most after the Brazilian beef agreement, beef exports or imports?
  4. August 19, 2016 #837
  5. GMO feedback, the Ogallala aquifer and researcher objectivity
  6. August 12, 2016 #836
  7. An application of the bottom-up development process in Senegal
  8. August 5, 2016 #835

July 2016

  1. More unresolved GMO issues
  2. July 29, 2016 #834
  3. GMO labeling passed but still issues to be resolved
  4. July 22, 2016 #833
  5. GMO issues go beyond labeling
  6. July 15, 2016 #832
  7. What goes up for years can collapse in weeks
  8. July 8, 2016 #831
  9. An application of the bottom-up development process in Senegal
  10. July 1, 2016 #830

June 2016

  1. Bottom-up versus export-led development
  2. June 24, 2016 #829
  3. Individual and public necessities
  4. June 17, 2016 #828
  5. The GMO debate
  6. June 10, 2016 #827
  7. Why the surge in beef imports of late?
  8. June 3, 2016 #826

May 2016

  1. US balance of trade of major meats with FTA and non-FTA countries
  2. May 27, 2016 #825
  3. The US imports more beef than it exports—value gap has widened in recent years
  4. May 20, 2016 #824
  5. The interests of agribusiness and farmers have some overlap but it is not complete
  6. May 13, 2016 #823
  7. Farm programs that benefit agribusiness
  8. May 6, 2016 #822

April 2016

  1. Agribusiness: A major determinant of farm policy direction since the mid-1980s
  2. April 29, 2016 #821
  3. Next Farm Bill under discussion in DC; Down on the farm producers face uncertainty
  4. April 22, 2016 #820
  5. Prospective Plantings report: Crop mix will change but total acreage is about the same
  6. April 15, 2016 #819
  7. Familiar refrain: “Things are different this time”
  8. April 8, 2016 #818
  9. Goldilocks role of federal economic policy
  10. April 1, 2016 #817

March 2016

  1. The role of agriculture in early economic development
  2. March 25, 2016 #816
  3. Consumers are always right (even when they are wrong)
  4. March 18, 2016 #815
  5. Some costs of agricultural production go unpaid
  6. March 11, 2016 #814
  7. Increasing agricultural production across the ages: population pull followed by fossil fuel push
  8. March 4, 2016 #813

February 2016

  1. Adequate food supplies versus meeting basic food requirements
  2. February 26, 2016 #812
  3. Crop prices and consumer food demand
  4. February 19, 2016 #811
  5. Adjusting production to lower prices is a slow process in crop agriculture
  6. February 12, 2016 #810
  7. Farm policy model: The nature of agricultural supply
  8. February 5, 2016 #809

January 2016

  1. Question: What makes crop agriculture fly so high and then crash so quickly?
  2. January 29, 2016 #808
  3. GMO labeling issues: Voluntary or, if mandatory, state-by-state or federal?
  4. January 22, 2016 #807
  5. Impacts of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea plus the China situation
  6. January 15, 2016 #806
  7. US balance of trade impacts of CAFTA-DR on agriculture and other economic sectors
  8. January 8, 2016 #805

 


December 2016

  1. Trade agreements: Not sufficient for gains to outweigh losses
  2. December 30, 2016 #856
  3. Crop insurance is best suited to protect against yield disasters
  4. December 23, 2016 #855
  5. Regulation vs. market-based environmental solutions
  6. December 16, 2016 #854
  7. Farm program considerations: Part 8 Environmental impacts
  8. December 9, 2016 #853
  9. Farm program considerations: Part 7
  10. December 2, 2016 #852

November 2016

  1. Farm program considerations: Part 6
  2. November 25, 2016 #851
  3. Farm program considerations: Part 5
  4. November 18, 2016 #850
  5. Farm program considerations: Part 4
  6. November 11, 2016 #849
  7. Farm program considerations: Part 3, setting the loan rate
  8. November 4, 2016 #848

October 2016

  1. Farm program considerations: Part 2
  2. October 28, 2016 #847
  3. Farm program considerations: Part 1
  4. October 21, 2016 #846
  5. Our view: “Yes” to farm programs but recent ones make no sense
  6. October 14, 2016 #845
  7. The two-decade-long road to the current set of farm programs
  8. October 7, 2016 #844

September 2016

  1. A common misconception: Farm operations are no different from non-farm businesses
  2. September 30, 2016 #843
  3. Aside from weather, does agriculture have unique aspects that put it at risk?
  4. September 23, 2016 #842
  5. Heritage Foundation blasts farm programs
  6. September 16, 2016 #841
  7. Profitability is the pressing issue facing farmers this election year
  8. September 9, 2016 #840
  9. Are “things different now” so that low prices will cure low prices?
  10. September 2, 2016 #839

August 2016

  1. In the news: estate taxes, LDPs and growth in soybean and cotton exports
  2. August 26, 2016 #838
  3. Which will increase the most after the Brazilian beef agreement, beef exports or imports?
  4. August 19, 2016 #837
  5. GMO feedback, the Ogallala aquifer and researcher objectivity
  6. August 12, 2016 #836
  7. An application of the bottom-up development process in Senegal
  8. August 5, 2016 #835

July 2016

  1. More unresolved GMO issues
  2. July 29, 2016 #834
  3. GMO labeling passed but still issues to be resolved
  4. July 22, 2016 #833
  5. GMO issues go beyond labeling
  6. July 15, 2016 #832
  7. What goes up for years can collapse in weeks
  8. July 8, 2016 #831
  9. An application of the bottom-up development process in Senegal
  10. July 1, 2016 #830

June 2016

  1. Bottom-up versus export-led development
  2. June 24, 2016 #829
  3. Individual and public necessities
  4. June 17, 2016 #828
  5. The GMO debate
  6. June 10, 2016 #827
  7. Why the surge in beef imports of late?
  8. June 3, 2016 #826

May 2016

  1. US balance of trade of major meats with FTA and non-FTA countries
  2. May 27, 2016 #825
  3. The US imports more beef than it exports—value gap has widened in recent years
  4. May 20, 2016 #824
  5. The interests of agribusiness and farmers have some overlap but it is not complete
  6. May 13, 2016 #823
  7. Farm programs that benefit agribusiness
  8. May 6, 2016 #822

April 2016

  1. Agribusiness: A major determinant of farm policy direction since the mid-1980s
  2. April 29, 2016 #821
  3. Next Farm Bill under discussion in DC; Down on the farm producers face uncertainty
  4. April 22, 2016 #820
  5. Prospective Plantings report: Crop mix will change but total acreage is about the same
  6. April 15, 2016 #819
  7. Familiar refrain: “Things are different this time”
  8. April 8, 2016 #818
  9. Goldilocks role of federal economic policy
  10. April 1, 2016 #817

March 2016

  1. The role of agriculture in early economic development
  2. March 25, 2016 #816
  3. Consumers are always right (even when they are wrong)
  4. March 18, 2016 #815
  5. Some costs of agricultural production go unpaid
  6. March 11, 2016 #814
  7. Increasing agricultural production across the ages: population pull followed by fossil fuel push
  8. March 4, 2016 #813

February 2016

  1. Adequate food supplies versus meeting basic food requirements
  2. February 26, 2016 #812
  3. Crop prices and consumer food demand
  4. February 19, 2016 #811
  5. Adjusting production to lower prices is a slow process in crop agriculture
  6. February 12, 2016 #810
  7. Farm policy model: The nature of agricultural supply
  8. February 5, 2016 #809

January 2016

  1. Question: What makes crop agriculture fly so high and then crash so quickly?
  2. January 29, 2016 #808
  3. GMO labeling issues: Voluntary or, if mandatory, state-by-state or federal?
  4. January 22, 2016 #807
  5. Impacts of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea plus the China situation
  6. January 15, 2016 #806
  7. US balance of trade impacts of CAFTA-DR on agriculture and other economic sectors
  8. January 8, 2016 #805