Grain Prices Will Remain High During the 2022 Marketing Year – Commentary Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    This week, continuing our examination of four crises facing food and agriculture we turn our attention to what the executive director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, has described […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Ag Sector Increasingly a Target of Cyber Attacks – Commentary Sep 29, 2021

    🕔Sep 29, 2021
    Decades ago, when the two of us were growing up, farmers used gravity-flow gas barrels to refuel gasoline engines, rather than the fancy under-ground tanks commonly used today. Every so […]

    Biden Admin to Reconsider “Waters of the US” Definition, Associated Regs – Commentary Jun 28, 2021

    🕔Jun 28, 2021
    On his first day in office, President Biden issued a flurry of Executive Orders to reverse actions taken by the Trump Administration. Among those was Executive Order 13990 that among […]

    Ag Trade: Pandemic May Put Unforeseen Damper on Crop Prices – Commentary Jun 9, 2021

    🕔Jun 9, 2021
    Agricultural commodities are riding a wave of high prices which is good news for farmers in the short run. As our regular readers know, we have pointed out that high […]

    Conserving Land and Water – The Biden Administration 30×30 Plan – Commentary May 4, 2021

    🕔May 4, 2021
    We are writing this column on the Biden Administration’s climate plan and its impact on agriculture just ahead of a report on 30×30 that is to be submitted by the […]

    Ag Commodities: High Prices Cure High Prices – Commentary Mar 22, 2021

    🕔Mar 22, 2021
    In the past, when we have advocated for supply management programs, others have disagreed with our analysis by making the argument that “low prices cure low prices.” By that they […]

    Corn Exports Over the Last 6 Decades – Promise Vs Performance – Commentary Mar 22, 2021

    🕔Mar 22, 2021
    The continuous growth in crop exports has long been the great hope that would sustain unending prosperity for US farmers. In some ways, ever increasing exports might be seen as […]

    Soybeans: U.S. Production Growth Unable to Match Brazil – Commentary Mar 22, 2021

    🕔Mar 22, 2021
    In our last column (here), we began this series of articles designed to provide insight into the question of whether or not a US agricultural policy focused on exports has […]


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