Farm Bill and SNAP: Reality of Cutting $126 Monthly Payment – Commentary

🕔Jun 5, 2018Nothing has caused more problems for the House of Representatives’ 2018 Farm Bill than the proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP—the successor program to food stamps). There […]

Soybeans and U.S. Policy: A Game of Whack-a-Mole – Commentary

🕔May 24, 2018What impact will the US imposition of tariffs on Chinese products have on US agricultural exports? When we were kids, a question like that was called a $64,000 question, named […]

Ag Policy: Been There Done That – Freedom to Farm – Commentary

🕔May 17, 2018This last week we were asked by a legal reporter to comment on a recent Tax and Budget Bulletin titled, “Reforming federal farm policies” (here) that was issued April 12, […]

PLC vs. ARC? Farm Policy Guys Think You May Switch Up

🕔May 10, 2018On April 12, 2018, members of the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee received a copy of the 2018 Farm Bill proposal, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. A sign […]

Farm Business: Who You Gonna Call? Tough Times Make Hotlines a Life Saver – Commentary

🕔Mar 7, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary. As we look toward the beginning of planting season for most of the country, the factors that determine the price they will receive in the […]

U.S. Farm Income Decline: $123Bln in 2013 to $63.8Bln for 2017- Commentary

🕔Mar 1, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary.  Over the last six weeks we have reviewed the US costs and returns for the crops that are most widely grown in the US: corn, […]

Grain Sorghum Has Lost Money in 9 of the Last 10 Years – Commentary

🕔Feb 21, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  The last crop costs and returns numbers that we are going to examine is grain sorghum—also called milo in some regions. Grain […]

Rice Farming: Still Losing Money but Keeping Costs Down Has Helped – Commentary

🕔Feb 14, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  In this series, thus far we have looked at the costs and returns for corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton. Before […]

Cotton Farming: 7 Straight Years of Losses – Commentary

🕔Feb 7, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  Over the last three weeks, we have examined the costs and returns for corn, soybeans, and wheat production—the three most […]

Wheat Farmers Have Lost Money for 4 Years in a Row – Commentary

🕔Feb 1, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.   Wheat is the third most widely grown row crop in the US with 50.1 million planted acres and 43.9 million […]

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