Farming: Who’s Doing the Work? 70% of Farm Workers Are Immigrants Apr 28, 2017

🕔Apr 28, 2017
The Trump Administration has promised to make it more difficult for unauthorized foreigners to enter and work in the United States and for undocumented workers to access health care services. […]

Bio-Energy Crops: Why Aren’t They Popular? – 4 Reasons Nov 21, 2016

🕔Nov 21, 2016
Nearly a decade after enactment of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), the emergence of new biomass supplies for bioenergy and bioproduct end-uses remains scant, with little progress evident especially […]

Farm Industry Evolution: Mergers, Prices, Acquisitions – How Did We Get Here? Oct 28, 2016

🕔Oct 28, 2016
In the past few decades, agricultural input markets have evolved, and family-owned and other small businesses transformed into larger enterprises that integrated plant breeding, conditioning, production, marketing, and other functions. […]

Crop Insurance Perspective: What Needs to Be Added to the Farm Safety Net? Sep 29, 2016

🕔Sep 29, 2016
In 2013, Choices featured an article entitled, “Ten Considerations Regarding the Role of Crop Insurance in the Agricultural Safety Net” (Zacharias and Collins, 2013).  The “Ten Considerations” was “penned” during […]

Farm Bill 2019: Crop Insurance Will Be Hot Topic – 3 Options Already Proposed Sep 19, 2016

🕔Sep 19, 2016
Net farm income has fallen dramatically from its recent high in 2013 due to lower grain and cotton prices (Figure 1), setting the stage for a contentious debate over the […]

Farm Bill 2019: Crop Insurance Will Be Hot Topic – 3 Options Already Proposed Sep 16, 2016

🕔Sep 16, 2016
Net farm income has fallen dramatically from its recent high in 2013 due to lower grain and cotton prices (Figure 1), setting the stage for a contentious debate over the […]

The Farm Bill: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask Sep 12, 2016

🕔Sep 12, 2016
If you work on U.S. agricultural policy in Washington, D.C. for a long enough period, you learn two important rules of thumb. Rule No. 1: once a new farm bill […]

Off-Farm Income: How Young, Beginning Farmers Manage Risk Aug 12, 2016

🕔Aug 12, 2016
It is well documented that farm households over the past several decades have increasingly relied on off-farm income sources and primarily off-farm employment. This trend of increasing off-farm labor participation […]

Farm Business: Are the Good Times Over? Apr 1, 2016

🕔Apr 1, 2016
Current State of U.S. Farm Income and Wealth Over a five-year period beginning in 2009, the U.S. farm sector’s income grew rapidly. However, after years of strong farm sector performance, […]

Food Democracy: What is it? 5 Perspectives Nov 13, 2015

🕔Nov 13, 2015
It is a paradox of the modern world that while humans have unprecedented access to food–a fact to which our waistlines will testify–much of society simmers with discontents. Jimmy Kimmel […]

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