‘Revolutionary Change’ Coming in Trade Law, Mid-South Conference Keynote Says Jun 21, 2022

    🕔Jun 21, 2022
    If the proposed America Competes Act is passed, the United States will see a “revolutionary change in trade law,” Stephen Vaden, judge on the Court of International Trade, told attendees […]

    Farm Bill Witnesses Urge Protection Improvements Amid High Input Costs Jun 21, 2022

    🕔Jun 21, 2022
    Eleven witnesses testifying at a Farm Bill field hearing in Arkansas sought stronger protections amid high production costs, as well as support for conservation measures, programs to increase broadband in […]

    Farm Bill: Environmental Issues and the Carrot or Stick Dilemma – Discussion Jun 20, 2022

    🕔Jun 20, 2022
    The scope of wildfires in New Mexico and reduced water availability for household and agricultural uses in both the Colorado River basin and California’s Central Valley provide clear examples of […]

    Continuous Disaster Aid Programs in U.S. Agriculture – A Policy Discussion Jun 16, 2022

    🕔Jun 16, 2022
    The existing farm safety net for crops in the United States includes commodity programs and crop insurance. Crop insurance protects against production losses and was instituted to move away from […]

    Ag Trade: Ocean Shipping Reform to Become Law Jun 14, 2022

    🕔Jun 14, 2022
    Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed the Senate’s version of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580) by a vote of 369 to 42, sending the bipartisan bill to President […]

    Farm Bill Review: Economic Perspectives on Title I Commodities Jun 10, 2022

    🕔Jun 10, 2022
    Note: This article is based on testimony given before the House Agricultural Committee Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management on June 9, 2022. Full video of the committee […]

    Ag Policy: Disaster Programs and Interactions with Crop Insurance Jun 9, 2022

    🕔Jun 9, 2022
    Crop insurance has evolved with the goal of insuring a large share of acres to reduce demand for ad hoc disaster assistance.  One of the primary goals of crop insurance […]

    Examining U.S. Ag Disaster Relief Programs Jun 9, 2022

    🕔Jun 9, 2022
    Since 2017, disaster payments have been made available to crop producers through programs called Wildfires and Hurricanes Protection (WHIP) program, WHIP Plus (WHIP+) program, and Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Given […]

    Farm Bill: Reviewing the Latest CBO Baseline Jun 3, 2022

    🕔Jun 3, 2022
    Last week the Congressional Budget Office released its ten-year estimates for the mandatory farm bill programs for Commodities (Title I), Conservation (Title II), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, Title […]

    What Is the Deferred Tax Monster and How Has It Been Changing Over Time? May 26, 2022

    🕔May 26, 2022
    Farmland prices and machinery values began to increase in 2020 and those values really took off in 2021.  In addition to this, we saw increased commodity prices.  All of these […]


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