PLC Base Yield Updates – The Importance of Crop Rotation

🕔Jan 18, 2019Three of the last four farm bills (2002, 2014, and 2018) have authorized an update option for the yield used to determine payments by the price support program. Each updated […]

Webinar: Cotton Market Outlook and Policy Update, Jan. 17

🕔Jan 14, 2019Join us Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. CST for the next Food and Agribusiness Webinar as we will be hearing from Dr. Don Shurley, cotton economist and professor […]

Shutdown Impacting USDA Data, Programs – Market Signals Missing

🕔Jan 14, 2019The partial Federal government shutdown continues.  Today’s update points to news items that catalogue some of the impacts of the ongoing budget impasse on USDA data and agricultural markets, as […]

Sustainability Impacts Agriculture’s Future

🕔Jan 11, 2019Words like sustainability can become buzzwords and are often misunderstood or misused, but despite its widespread use, this term isn’t going anywhere. Sustainability is an important concept to understand, especially […]

Louisiana: Farm Bill Mostly Beneficial for State’s Ag Producers

🕔Dec 19, 2018Last week, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the 2018 farm bill with strong bipartisan support. The bill passed the Senate on an 87-13 vote and passed […]

2018 Farm Bill – A First Look at Final Version

🕔Dec 18, 2018So we have a new Farm Bill if, as all signs suggest, the President signs the new legislation.  The bill is estimated to cost $428 billion over the next 5 […]

Farm Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Strong Congressional Support – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018The 2018 farm bill that had divided the House last summer over food-aid issues ended up passing easily on Wednesday as Congress sent the legislation on to President Donald Trump […]

House Passes Farm Bill, 369-47 – On to President’s Desk

🕔Dec 14, 2018Following quick Senate action on Tuesday, and after surviving a close procedural vote on the Rules for debate, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill conference report on Wednesday by […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Includes 11 Major Points – DTN

🕔Dec 13, 2018The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference […]

New Ag Book: The Fault Lines of Farm Policy

🕔Dec 7, 2018On December 1, 2018, the University of Nebraska Press released a book I have spent the last few years writing, The Fault Lines of Farm Policy: A Legislative and Political […]

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