What Farmers Need – Commentary Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019With increases in the number of farm bankruptcy proceedings and suicides among farmers it seems like we have been transported back to the 1980s and the farm crisis. It wasn’t […]

Trade Aid: New Direction in Public Ag Policy? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019On November 15, USDA announced issuance of the second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019. As of November 18, 2019, USDA reports that MFP 2019 has paid […]

Brazilians Defend Their Ag Policies – DTN Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019Brazil’s political and agricultural leaders are incensed over global criticism of Amazon fires and deforestation and they are pushing back. At a conference Wednesday in downtown Washington, D.C., Brazilian agribusiness […]

Great Plains – Dust Bowl Lessons Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019Drought continues to hit the Great Plains on a cyclical basis yet the region remains a key component of American agriculture, consisting of nearly 10% of national production.  To date, […]

Farm Bill Design: Unintended Consequences – Commentary Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019As farm policy has moved away from its roots in the Great Depression, we have observed what policy elements have worked well and which ones have created problems. As farm […]

Farm Conservation Policy – What’s Next? Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill produced a rare setback for natural resources conservation policy. The current suite of conservation programs are all built out of the landmark Food Security Act of […]

U.S. Farmers Keep Planting, No Matter the Price – Commentary Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019For as long as we can remember, we have made the point that farmers plant all their acres all the time. Recently, someone challenged us on that assertion using our […]

Cattle Group Challenges USDA on Tagging – DTN Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019USDA’s plans to mandate the use of radio frequency identification of animals in interstate commerce has drawn the ire of a number of ranchers who are part of a lawsuit […]

Trade Aid: Hindsight and Future Policy Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019This article examines payments by the 2018 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the context of its objective to compensate US farms for tariff-related losses.  Potential implications for future farm safety […]

Livestock: New Rule to End Limits on Swine Inspection Line Speeds – DTN Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Tuesday published a rule in the Federal Register that ends government limits on the speeds that swine go through inspection lines. […]

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