Public Funding of Education – It’s Time to Do More – Commentary

🕔Nov 30, 2018While 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, 2018With 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, 2018When 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, 2018Stop 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 […]

Remember When ‘Freedom to Farm’ Became ‘Freedom to Fail’? – Commentary

🕔Aug 2, 2018Two weeks ago, we used this column to describe 6 preferences (Ag Policy: What are Our Guiding Principles? – Commentary) that we use in our analysis of various commodity policies that […]

Ag Policy: What are Our Guiding Principles? – Commentary

🕔Jul 18, 2018When we talk to agricultural economists and members of Congress about what expectations they have for agricultural policy, they usually express a preference for policy instruments that do not interfere […]

Farm Bill 2018: ARC Won’t Help Farmers if No Supply-Demand Change – Commentary

🕔Jun 29, 2018Over the last year US lawmakers have been saying that the 2018 Farm Bill would, at most, involve incremental change from the 2014 Farm Bill. While the House version contained […]

Dicamba Injury: The Unmistakable Fingerprint – DTN

🕔Jun 28, 2018If you hear hoofbeats, the old saying goes, think horses — not zebras.   Weed scientists want you to recall that saying when you walk soybean fields this year and spot […]

University of Tennessee Announces New Herbert College of Agriculture

🕔Jun 22, 2018The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees formally announced today the new Herbert College of Agriculture, named for distinguished alumni Jim and Judi Herbert. The name replaces the College of […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybean Marketing – 2018 Outlook, Pricing Opportunities – June 21

🕔Jun 19, 2018The presentation will examine the current market outlook for corn and soybeans including an overview of global and domestic supply and demand. In-season marketing and risk management strategies and opportunities […]

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