Farm Bill Passed – What About Rural Health Care? – Commentary Dec 19, 2018

🕔Dec 19, 2018
Of all the non-farm-bill issues affecting rural communities, access to health care is certain to be near the top, along with non-farm employment opportunities. Having grown up in or lived […]

Public Funding of Education – It’s Time to Do More – Commentary Nov 30, 2018

🕔Nov 30, 2018
While much of the debate over the farm bill is focused on commodity, environmental, and nutrition policies, they are not the only issues that affect the quality of life in […]

Farm Bill Includes Legalizing Industrial Hemp and SNAP Changes – Commentary Nov 25, 2018

🕔Nov 25, 2018
With 2018 Congressional elections in the rearview mirror, a look at the implications the results have for the farm bill is in order.   The shift in the House of Representatives […]

Emergency Payments for Farmers: Déjà vu All Over Again – Commentary Aug 16, 2018

🕔Aug 16, 2018
When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […]

China Tariffs: The Last Straw for Our Weak Ag Economy – Commentary Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018
Stop the presses! We intended to use this column to continue our examination of the various commodity policies that have been enacted in recent years beginning with the 1996 Farm […]

Exploring the Effects of Trade Deals on U.S. Agriculture Dec 18, 2015

🕔Dec 18, 2015
In early October 2015, negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement that they submitted to their respective governments for approval. The countries involved in addition to the US […]

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