2022 Policy Update – Possible Impacts on Farm Income Jan 3, 2022

🕔Jan 3, 2022
Net farm income in the U.S. reached nearly $95 billion in 2020 and is projected at nearly $117 billion for 2021 after averaging just under $76 billion from 2015 to […]

Texas: Blackland Farm Income Growth Conference, Waco, Jan. 11 Dec 27, 2021

🕔Dec 27, 2021
Current and future farm policy, as well as issues affecting U.S. and Texas agriculture producers, will be highlighted by Joe Outlaw, Ph.D., co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center and Texas A&M […]

Top Farmer Conference 2022, Online, Jan. 7 Nov 23, 2021

🕔Nov 23, 2021
Take part in one of the most successful and longest-running management programs geared specifically for farmers — the Purdue Top Farmer Conference, featuring faculty and staff experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial […]

Ag Economy: Oct. Observations from the Federal Reserve Oct 22, 2021

🕔Oct 22, 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

Tom Vilsack Nominee to Return as Secretary of Agriculture – Commentary Jan 12, 2021

🕔Jan 12, 2021
The incoming Biden administration has announced that it will nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, a role he held for the 8 years of the Obama Administration. This announcement […]

Minnesota: Fall Nitrogen Limits Protect Drinking Water – DTN Oct 20, 2020

🕔Oct 20, 2020
Nitrogen fertilizer application restrictions on crop ground went into effect in certain areas of Minnesota on Sept. 1. The Groundwater Protection Rule prohibits farmers from applying most forms of commercial […]

A Farm Policy Dilemma: Base Acres, Planted Acres, and Ad Hoc Payments Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Farm safety net payments that mitigate low farm income can encourage more production and thus more payments.  Since the 1996 farm bill, this fundamental farm safety net dilemma has been […]

Payment Limitations: New Regs For An Old Problem – Gaming The System Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
On Monday, August 24, 2020, USDA implemented changes to the payment limitation and eligibility rules for federal farm payments enacted by Congress in the 2018 farm bill (Abbott August 24, 2020; […]

Will Recent Payments Outside The Farm Bill Boost The Safety Net? Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
Since 1973, US farm program payments follow a process of moving from one regime or plateau to another, with the move occurring in a one to two year period.  Two […]

Policy Pennings: Supply Management Won’t Reverse Export Trends Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
Though the 2018 Farm Bill has been in effect for just a year and a half, the ability of that legislation to address the current challenges facing agriculture (China’s response […]

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