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Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity – Review of Senate Ag Appropriations Bill

Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity – Review of Senate Ag Appropriations Bill

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University, Ag Economist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

As the farm bill debate continues to pick up speed, cotton remains one of the most prominent issues. The most recent development can be found in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill (S.1603), which contains a provision directing the Secretary of

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Crop Insurance: Should Users of Revenue Protection Add Margin Protection?

Crop Insurance: Should Users of Revenue Protection Add Margin Protection?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

Farmers have until September 30 to determine whether to purchase Margin Protection, a new crop insurance product that provides payments when a harvest revenue-cost margin is below a guarantee set based on an expected revenue-cost margin (see farmdoc daily, September 8, 2017). Users

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Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

👤By Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, and David Orden, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and details “farm bill issues” that likely will arise during negotiations.

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2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jul 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated estimates for the mandatory programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014, known as the baseline (see, USDA Mandatory Farm Programs and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Baseline). It is standard

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Soybeans, China, and the Rest of the World: Changing of the Guard?

Soybeans, China, and the Rest of the World: Changing of the Guard?

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Oct 27, 2016

Strong import demand is largely credited with soybean’s relatively high current price, especially in the face of a US soybean yield that currently is a record by 3.4 bushels per acre. China remains the largest source of growth in world

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Crop Insurance: Are Yield and Revenue Declines Related?

Crop Insurance: Are Yield and Revenue Declines Related?

👤By Carl Zulauf , Ohio State 🕔Jun 16, 2016

Introduction The relationship between percent change in U.S. yield and percent change in U.S. revenue per acre over the crop insurance coverage period is found to vary across the 6 crops examined: corn, upland cotton (subsequently referred to as cotton),

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Grain Markets: How Accurate Are May Crop Price, Revenue Forecasts?

Grain Markets: How Accurate Are May Crop Price, Revenue Forecasts?

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 8, 2016

Introduction Historical performance of the corn, soybean, and wheat yield forecasts published in the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) was evaluated in the farmdoc daily article of May 18, 2016. The historical performance was used to project

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WASDE Grain Yield Forecasting – The Past May Not Predict the Future

WASDE Grain Yield Forecasting – The Past May Not Predict the Future

👤By Carl Zulauf , Ohio State 🕔May 18, 2016

Introduction Arguably the most watched early season forecast of U.S. crop yields is the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The May 10, 2016 WASDE contained forecasts for 2016 U.S. corn,

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Crop Insurance: Examining Premium Subsidy Rates

Crop Insurance: Examining Premium Subsidy Rates

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔May 6, 2016

Introduction The lack of an objective rationale for crop insurance’s matrix of premium subsidy rates was one of the reasons discussed in the April 20, 2016 farmdoc daily article on why crop insurance has become a policy issue. It was

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Farm Bill 2014: Payout is $5.2B, But it Could Have Been More

Farm Bill 2014: Payout is $5.2B, But it Could Have Been More

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University, and Gary Schnitkey, Illinois State University 🕔Mar 24, 2016

Introduction Payments by the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2014 crop year have totaled $5.2 billion so far. Intense criticism has accompanied them, in part because the Congressional Budget Office projected payments of

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