Georgia Corn: A Summer of Ups and Downs Jul 29, 2022

    🕔Jul 29, 2022
    During the last two months, growers have suffered through dry, hot weather conditions during silking and grain fill followed by widely scattered wet conditions that was merciful to some and […]

    USDA: More Producers to Receive Over $105Mln in Additional Emergency Relief Jul 27, 2022

    🕔Jul 27, 2022
    The USDA has announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). A new deadline […]

    Ag Policy: The 2024 Farm Bill and Price Support Adjustments Jul 9, 2022

    🕔Jul 9, 2022
    The 1981 farm bill made a policy mistake that may inform the next farm bill.  It raised support prices under the assumption that high commodity prices and high inflation would […]

    Farm Safety Net Effective Reference Prices – Past and Future Jul 2, 2022

    🕔Jul 2, 2022
    The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 initiated an escalator clause for the farm safety net’s reference price.  We evaluate how this escalator would have influenced payments by the Price Loss Coverage […]

    Ag Research: Reduced Public Spending – Being Penny Wise and Pound Foolish – Discussion Jul 2, 2022

    🕔Jul 2, 2022
    For more than a century the US has been a dominant force in world agricultural markets. Much of that influence can be attributed to 1) a large land base amenable […]

    Ag Trade: Policymakers Ponder Russian Sanctions; Some See Improving Ag Supply Outlook Jun 28, 2022

    🕔Jun 28, 2022
    Alan Rappeport reported in today’s New York Times that, “As the United States and Europe contemplate their next rounds of sanctions to starve Russia of the revenue that is funding its war, there […]

    2023 Farm Bill Could Top $1Trl, Funding to Remain Flat for Conservation/Climate Programs Jun 27, 2022

    🕔Jun 27, 2022
    Inflation and increased food costs are driving up the price tag for the 2023 Farm Bill above $1 trillion, according to American Farm Bureau Economist Shelby Myers. Myers was part […]

    ‘Revolutionary Change’ Coming in Trade Law, Mid-South Conference Keynote Says Jun 21, 2022

    🕔Jun 21, 2022
    If the proposed America Competes Act is passed, the United States will see a “revolutionary change in trade law,” Stephen Vaden, judge on the Court of International Trade, told attendees […]

    Farm Bill Witnesses Urge Protection Improvements Amid High Input Costs Jun 21, 2022

    🕔Jun 21, 2022
    Eleven witnesses testifying at a Farm Bill field hearing in Arkansas sought stronger protections amid high production costs, as well as support for conservation measures, programs to increase broadband in […]

    Farm Bill: Environmental Issues and the Carrot or Stick Dilemma – Discussion Jun 20, 2022

    🕔Jun 20, 2022
    The scope of wildfires in New Mexico and reduced water availability for household and agricultural uses in both the Colorado River basin and California’s Central Valley provide clear examples of […]


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