Farm Income: The Wolf is at the Door – Commentary

🕔Apr 12, 2019We hate to sound like the little boy who cried wolf, but for U.S. farmers there really is a wolf out there and that wolf is called low prices. While […]

Trump Budget Proposal Shows Lack of Concern for Farm Economy – Commentary

🕔Mar 26, 2019The 2020 Fiscal Year Budget that President Trump sent to Congress on March 11, 2019 cut spending for the USDA by 15 percent. While this proposed budget may be dead […]

Farm Economy: 2 Events Had Long Term Impact on Corn Prices – Commentary

🕔Feb 7, 2019With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in the rearview mirror, it’s an appropriate time to look at farm bills and other factors that have an impact on the […]

Farm Bill in Shadow of Possible Shutdown #2 – DTN

🕔Feb 6, 2019USDA is moving forward with implementing the 2018 farm bill even as another government shutdown remains a possibility come Feb. 15, the No. 2 official at USDA said during a […]

Georgia: State’s Crop Outlook Clouded By Trade, Storm

🕔Jan 31, 2019The 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast Series underscored a variety of challenges facing Georgia’s farmers as they move into the 2019 crop year, including the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Michael and […]

Are Large Farms Less Risky to Insure than Small Farms?

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🕔Jan 23, 2019Crop insurance has become the backbone of risk management protection afforded to crop farmers by the U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is evidenced by decreases in Title I of […]

U.S. Government Shutdown – Congress, President Need to Feel this Pain – Commentary

🕔Jan 23, 2019As we write this column, the US is going into the 23rd day of the partial shutdown of the federal government. When we discussed the shutdown in the previous column, […]

Ag Research: Questionable Changes in Land-Grant University Funding

🕔Dec 27, 2018While funding for agricultural commodity programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program captured most of the attention during the development of and wrangling over the budget for the farm bill, […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

Farm Bill Passed – What About Rural Health Care? – Commentary

🕔Dec 19, 2018Of all the non-farm-bill issues affecting rural communities, access to health care is certain to be near the top, along with non-farm employment opportunities. Having grown up in or lived […]

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