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Farm Bill: Design by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

Farm Bill: Design by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Dec 12, 2017

For many years, farm bills were the province of legislators representing districts and states where farmers constituted a significant portion of the voters. Together these legislators were known as the “farm block” and they dominated the membership of the House

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Farm Bill: Top 3 Issues are Not as Important as Low Prices – Commentary

Farm Bill: Top 3 Issues are Not as Important as Low Prices – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Recently a friend of ours told us about the farm bill listening session he attended during the August Congressional break. He expected the bulk of the comments would focus on the problems farmers are facing as the result of nearly

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2014 Farm Bill Was Designed for Corn Prices to Remain Above $4 – Commentary

2014 Farm Bill Was Designed for Corn Prices to Remain Above $4 – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Sep 7, 2017

What was expected to be the 2012 Farm Bill had an auspicious start in 2011 when the leadership of the House Agriculture Committee indicated their intent to complete work on the replacement for the 2008 Farm Bill a year early.

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Tennessee: UT Extension Appoints New Dean

Tennessee: UT Extension Appoints New Dean

👤By Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee 🕔Jul 25, 2017

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has chosen a new leader for UT Extension, and he’s home grown. Dr. Robert Burns is a native of Walland, Tennessee, who holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering, an M.S. in environmental engineering

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Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

👤By Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications 🕔May 23, 2017

Don Tyler, professor emeritus with the University of Tennessee Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS), passed away at his home on Sunday, May 7. He was 66. Tyler had retired in June 2016 following a nearly 40-year career

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Ag Policy: Revenue Insurance – What’s Wrong with it? – Commentary

Ag Policy: Revenue Insurance – What’s Wrong with it? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Dr. Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Dec 27, 2016

In this last column in our months-long discussion of a set of farm policies that are designed to respond to the market failure that is a well-documented characteristic of crop agriculture in the US and around the world, we want

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Ag Careers: Reaching Out to High School Students

Ag Careers: Reaching Out to High School Students

👤The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture 🕔Dec 20, 2016

Careers in agriculture and natural resource management are booming, but today’s urban and suburban kids are frequently unaware of the opportunities available to them in these fields because they lack awareness of the breadth of these studies. A new round

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Weeds: The Southern War Heats Up – DTN

Weeds: The Southern War Heats Up – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Dec 7, 2016

The South is at war with weeds. Some 280 participants packed into a town meeting here on Monday to talk about how to regain the upper hand against a growing list of resistant adversaries such as Palmer pigweed, Italian ryegrass

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University of Tennessee Weed Diagnostics Center Helps Identify, Manage Weeds

University of Tennessee Weed Diagnostics Center Helps Identify, Manage Weeds

👤By Doug Edlund, University of Tennessee 🕔Oct 11, 2016

What do golf course superintendents, farmers and weekend gardeners have in common? For one, they all share a strong dislike of weeds. Whether you’re a professional or amateur, nothing can ruin your day like a weed. Worse yet, no matter

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Why Farm Bill Economics Don’t Work in the Real World of Agriculture

Why Farm Bill Economics Don’t Work in the Real World of Agriculture

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, University of Tennessee 🕔Apr 26, 2016

We are barely two years into the 2014 Farm Bill and Congressional hearings have already started on the 2019 Farm Bill. In no small part, the hearings are triggered by the precipitous decline in net farm income from $123.3 billion

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