policy Publications

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  • January 16, 2015
  • Analysis: ARC-IC vs. ARC-CO Payments Using Illinois and Kansas Farm Management Association Data Carl Zulauf, Andrea Hershey, Gary Schnitkey, and Gregg Ibendahl
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  • December 3, 2014
  • The Impacts of Insurance on Agricultural Land Values Jennifer Ifft, and Todd Kuethe
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  • November 14, 2014
  • U.S. Farm Input Price Dynamics, 1981-2013 Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • October 7, 2014
  • Information for 2014 Farm Bill Decisions Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson, and Carl Zulauf
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  • August 28, 2014
  • Resolution of U.S. Crop Year Price Uncertainly and Its Implications for the 2014 Farm Program Decision Carl Zulauf
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  • June 17, 2014
  • Availability of County Crop Insurance in 2014: Implications for SCO Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 30, 2014
  • Leading Role for farmdoc in USDA Award of $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs Mark Althouse
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  • April 24, 2014
  • Further Discussion of the Supplemental Coverage Option Nick Paulson and Jonathan Coppess
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  • April 17, 2014
  • Mapping the Farm Bill: Voting in the House of Representatives Todd Kuethe and Jonathan Coppess
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  • March 12, 2014
  • The EPA Add-Up RFS and the Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit Jarrett Whistance, Wyatt Thompson, and Seth Meyer
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  • March 7, 2014
  • Export Markets for US Ethanol Seth Meyer and Nick Paulson
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  • March 6, 2014
  • 2014 Farm Bill: Reallocating Base Acreage Nick Paulson and Jonathan Coppess
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  • February 27, 2014
  • 2014 Farm Bill: The Supplemental Coverage Option Nick Paulson and Jonathan Coppess
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  • February 20, 2014
  • Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage in the 2014 Farm Bill Jonathan Coppess and Nick Paulson
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  • February 12, 2014
  • 2014 Crop Safety Net Decision: Key Considerations Carl Zulauf
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  • February 12, 2014
  • The Dairy Safety Net Debate Part III: The Compromise Dairy Safety Net Solution John Newton and Cameron Thraen
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  • February 6, 2014
  • Evaluating Commodity Program Choices in the New Farm Bill Jonathan Coppess
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  • January 30, 2014
  • 2014 Farm Bill Farm Safety Net: Summary and Brief Thoughts Carl Zulauf
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  • January 16, 2014
  • Evaluating EPA's Arguments for RFS Waiver Authority Jonathan Coppess
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  • January 10, 2014
  • Mapping the Fate of the Farm Bill: A Closer Look at SNAP Todd Kuethe and Jonathan Coppess
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  • January 8, 2014
  • IFES 2013: 2013 Farm Policy Update Nick Paulson and Jonathan Coppess
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  • December 27, 2013
  • RIN Update: 2014 Carry In and EPA's Proposed Rulemaking Nick Paulson
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  • December 19, 2013
  • The Dairy Safety Net Debate of 2013 Part II: Questions and Answers John Newton and Cam Thraen
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  • December 17, 2013
  • The Dairy Safety Net Debate of 2013 Part I: Questions and Answers John Newton and Cam Thraen
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  • December 11, 2013
  • Turning Weeds Into Ethanol - Why Not? Lauren D. Quinn, Elise C. Scott, A. Bryan Endres, Tom Voigt & Jody M. Endres
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  • December 6, 2013
  • Number of Generations a Farm Has been in a Family Carl Zulauf, Fahri Yavuz and Bradley Lubben
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  • December 5, 2013
  • Mapping the Fate of the Farm Bill Todd Kuethe and Jonathan Coppess
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  • November 27, 2013
  • Insurance Coverage of Corn and Soybean Production Cost since 1980 Carl Zulauf
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  • November 22, 2013
  • The Bioenergy Farm Lease, Part 4: Incorporation of Evolving Standards Elise C. Scott, Lauren D. Quinn, and A. Bryan Endres
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  • November 21, 2013
  • Big Picture View of the Crop Safety Net Debate Carl Zulauf
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  • November 20, 2013
  • Proposed Rules for 2014 RFS - A Volume of Uncertainty Seth Meyer and Rob Johansson
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  • November 14, 2013
  • 2013 Farm Bill Update - November 2013 Carl Zulauf and Jonathan Coppess
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  • November 13, 2013
  • Debt Use by Farms with Crop Insurance Kevin Patrick , Jennifer Ifft and Todd H. Kuethe
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  • November 6, 2013
  • EPA Authority to Reduce the RFS Jonthan Coppess
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  • November 1, 2013
  • Legal Uncertainties Plague Carbon Foot Printing of Biomass Energy Jody M. Endres
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  • October 31, 2013
  • More on Ethanol RINs Pricing Scott Irwin
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  • October 30, 2013
  • More on Biodiesel RINs Pricing Scott Irwin
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  • October 23, 2013
  • Putting the Age of U.S. Farmers in Perspective Carl Zulauf
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  • October 18, 2013
  • Public Opinion about the Food Stamp Program Jayson Lusk
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  • October 17, 2013
  • Estimating the Biodiesel Supply Curve Scott Irwin
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  • October 16, 2013
  • When Exchanges Change the Rules of the Game Paul E. Peterson
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  • October 10, 2013
  • What's Behind the Plunge in RINs Prices? Scott Irwin
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  • October 9, 2013
  • Ethanol Prices Drive Corn Prices, Right? Scott Irwin
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  • October 4, 2013
  • E85 and the Blend Wall Seth Meyer, Rob Johansson and Nick Paulson
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  • October 2, 2013
  • The Remarkable Foresight of Biodiesel RINs Traders Scott Irwin
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  • September 27, 2013
  • The Land of "MILC and Honey" John Newton and Cam Thraen
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  • September 26, 2013
  • RIN Update: Estimating Potential Stocks for 2014 Nick Paulson and Seth Meyer
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  • September 19, 2013
  • Estimated ARC Program Performance in 2012 Nick Paulson
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  • September 6, 2013
  • Soybean - Corn Price Ratio Since 1975 Carl Zulauf
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  • September 5, 2013
  • Decision Time for the RFS? Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • August 23, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Alcohol for Fuel and the Current Prosperity Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • August 22, 2013
  • Farm Bill Conference Issues Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 21, 2013
  • Solving the Commodity Markets' Non-Convergence Puzzle Michael Adjemian, Philip Garcia, Scott Irwin, and Aaron Smith,
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  • August 9, 2013
  • EPA Announces 2013 RFS2 Final Rulemaking Nick Paulson
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  • August 1, 2013
  • Biofuel Exports with the RFS Mandates? Nick Paulson
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  • July 31, 2013
  • RIN Update: Advanced and Renewable RIN Generation in 2013 Nick Paulson
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  • July 26, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: China and the Current Prosperity Carl Zulauf, Allan Lines, and Xianglin Liu
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  • July 17, 2013
  • 2013 Farm Bill Update - July 2013 Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 3, 2013
  • Farm Policy Background: Income of U.S. Farm vs. Nonfarm Population Carl Zulauf
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  • June 27, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: U.S. Livestock Production Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • June 20, 2013
  • RIN Update: More Evidence for D6 RIN Stock Use in 2013 Nick Paulson
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  • June 7, 2013
  • Market Distortion and Farm Program Design: A Case Examination of the Proposed Farm Price Support Programs Carl Zulauf
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  • June 6, 2013
  • Expected Price Support Payments for Corn and Soybeans Nick Paulson
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  • May 31, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Production Response Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • May 23, 2013
  • Comparison of Approaches to Price Supports for the 2013 Farm Bill Nick Paulson
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  • May 16, 2013
  • A Farm Bill Update: More Changes to Commodity Programs Nick Paulson
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  • May 10, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Cash Farm Expenses Carl Zulauf
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  • May 9, 2013
  • Payments by U.S. Farm Safety Net Program: Differences by Crop Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 7, 2013
  • Questions That Will be the Focus of the Upcoming Farm Bill Debate Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf
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  • May 2, 2013
  • Brazilian Ethanol Imports - Implications for U.S. Ethanol and Corn Demand Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • April 30, 2013
  • Farm Bill Negotiations: Selection between Three Programs Gary Schntikey and Carl Zulauf
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  • April 26, 2013
  • U.S. Crop Safety Net Policy: Overarching Considerations and the Current Farm Bill Debate Carl Zulauf
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  • April 24, 2013
  • Is Speculation Driving Up the Price of RINs? Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • April 18, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Farm Debt Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • April 12, 2013
  • An Update on the 2012 RIN Carryover Controversy Nick Paulson
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  • April 10, 2013
  • Freeze It - A Proposal for Implementing RFS2 through 2015 Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • April 5, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Cash Income and Real Estate Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • April 3, 2013
  • Ethanol Blending Margins, RFS2 Compliance, and the Price of Gasoline Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • March 22, 2013
  • Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Crop Prices Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • March 8, 2013
  • Exploding Ethanol RINs Prices: What's the Story? Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • March 6, 2013
  • Persistence of Low and High Prices for U.S. Row Crops: Implications for Managing Risk and Farm Policy Carl Zulauf
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  • February 22, 2013
  • 2013 Farm Program Choice: An Initial Perspective Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 13, 2013
  • The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS...Something Has to Give Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • February 8, 2013
  • Distribution of Crop Insurance Net Farm Payments by Crop and State Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 6, 2013
  • List of Alternatives Being Discussed to Reduce Farm Premium Subsidies in Crop Insurance Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey and Art Barnaby
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  • January 31, 2013
  • Expanding the Ethanol Blend Wall - a Role for E85? Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
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  • January 11, 2013
  • 2013 Farm Bill Update Carl Zulauf
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  • January 4, 2013
  • IFES 2012: Overview and Impacts of Proposed Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill Nick Paulson
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  • December 28, 2012
  • IFES 2012: The Impact of Biofuels Mandates on Grain and Oilseed Scott Irwin
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  • December 14, 2012
  • RIN Stock Update: Implications of the 2012 Drought Nick Paulson
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  • December 6, 2012
  • 2012 Farm Bill Update Carl Zulauf
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  • December 5, 2012
  • U.S. Fiscal Cliff and U.S. Agriculture Carl Zulauf
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  • November 15, 2012
  • 2012 Drought, the Harvest Price Option, and Forward Contracting Carl Zulauf
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  • November 7, 2012
  • 2012 Election Carl Zulauf
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  • November 2, 2012
  • The Biofuels Era - A Changing of the Guard? Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
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  • October 31, 2012
  • Still More on Position Limits, Excessive Speculation and the Dodd-Frank Act Paul E. Peterson
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  • October 25, 2012
  • Wheat Feeding Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • October 24, 2012
  • More on Position Limits, Excessive Speculation and the Dodd-Frank Act Paul E. Peterson
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  • October 17, 2012
  • Position Limits, Excessive Speculation and the Dodd-Frank Act Paul E. Peterson
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  • October 12, 2012
  • Relative Importance of Price vs. Yield variability in Crop Revenue Risk Bruce Sherrick
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  • October 11, 2012
  • Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine (KRU) and World Grain Markets Carl Zulauf
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  • October 5, 2012
  • How Green Economy Metrics Have Failed the Renewable Fuel Standard Jody M. Endres and Daniel Szewczyk
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  • September 27, 2012
  • Interaction between Crop Insurance and Price Support Programs Carl Zulauf
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  • September 20, 2012
  • The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate and RIN Values Nick Paulson and Seth Meyer
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  • September 7, 2012
  • 2012 Farm Bill Debate: Multiple-Year Risk Assistance Programs Carl Zulauf
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  • September 6, 2012
  • RIN Values: What Do They Tell Us about the Impact of Biofuel Mandates? Seth Meyer and Nick Paulson
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  • August 30, 2012
  • 2012 Drought: Yield Loss, Revenue Loss, and Harvest Price Option Carl Zulauf
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  • August 23, 2012
  • The Impact of the 2012 Drought on Corn and Soybean Yield Updates for the PLC Program Nick Paulson
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  • August 22, 2012
  • Non-Harvested Corn and Soybean Acres: Historical Context Carl Zulauf
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  • August 16, 2012
  • Shallow Loss Programs and the 2012 Farm Bill Debate Carl Zulauf
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  • August 9, 2012
  • Price vs. Revenue Farm Safety Net Carl Zulauf
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  • August 1, 2012
  • An Update on RIN Stocks and Implications for Meeting the RFS2 Mandates with Corn Ethanol Nick Paulson and Seth Meyer
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  • July 26, 2012
  • Comparison of Changes in Program Spending in the Senate and House Farm Bills Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, and Carl Zulauf
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  • July 12, 2012
  • Price Loss Coverage in the House Discussion Bill and Acreage Decisions Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf
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  • July 10, 2012
  • First Draft of New House Farm Bill Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey and Nick Paulson
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  • July 5, 2012
  • Update on U.S. Senate Version of Crop Safety Net Carl Zulauf
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  • June 21, 2012
  • Farm Payment Limits: History and Observations Carl Zulauf
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  • June 14, 2012
  • Comparing Revenue Protection Offered by ARC and SCO Nick Paulson
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  • June 13, 2012
  • Differences across Crops in Spending Under the 2012 Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 7, 2012
  • Understanding the Supplemental Coverage Option Nick Paulson
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  • June 5, 2012
  • Performance of the Super Committee Target Price Proposal Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 31, 2012
  • Olympic Moving Average and Potential Price Protection Carl Zulauf
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  • May 15, 2012
  • Update on U.S. Senate Ag Committee version of New Farm Bill Carl Zulauf
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  • May 8, 2012
  • U.S. Senate Ag Committee version of New Farm Bill Carl Zulauf
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  • May 4, 2012
  • Estimates of Regional Shifts in Commodity Program Support: IL Corn and Soybeans Nick Paulson
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  • April 26, 2012
  • First Draft of New Senate Farm Bill Carl Zulauf
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  • April 19, 2012
  • Net Payments to Farmers by Crop Insurance: Historical Trends and the 2012 Farm Safety Net Debate Carl Zulauf
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  • April 12, 2012
  • Graphical Illustrations of Proposed Farm Revenue Programs and Crop Insurance Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 6, 2012
  • Understanding the Lifespan and Maturity of a RIN Nick Paulson
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  • March 15, 2012
  • Is the Ethanol Mandate Truly a Mandate? An Estimate of Banked RINs Stocks Nick Paulson
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  • March 7, 2012
  • Freedom to Farm, Changes in Planted Acres, and Policy Observations Carl Zulauf
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  • March 2, 2012
  • Market Oriented vs. Fixed Supports and the 2012 Farm Bill Carl Zulauf
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  • February 10, 2012
  • Crop Insurance and the Future Farm Safety Net Keith Collins and Harun Bulut
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  • January 25, 2012
  • ACRE Price Component Forecast, 2012 Crop Carl Zulauf
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  • January 19, 2012
  • Country Contribution to World Economic Activity and Growth Carl Zulauf and Evan Hertzog
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  • January 13, 2012
  • Distributional Impacts of Capping Eligibility for Commodity Program Payments Eric Wailes, Eddie Chavez, Diana Danforth, Bruce Ahrendsen and Bruce Dixon
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  • January 5, 2012
  • ACRE State Revenue Payments, 2010 Crops Carl Zulauf
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  • January 4, 2012
  • Why Was ACRE a No-Go with Iowa Farmers? William M. Edwards
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  • December 28, 2011
  • 2011 IFES: An Overview of Proposed Changes to Farm Policy Nick Paulson
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  • December 14, 2011
  • Biotechnology and Variation in Average U.S. Yields Carl Zulauf and Evan Hertzog
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  • December 7, 2011
  • Biotechnology and U.S. Crop Yield Trends Carl Zulauf and Evan Hertzog
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  • November 30, 2011
  • Sustainability of Large Payments by ACRE Carl Zulauf
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  • November 22, 2011
  • The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act and Its Economic Implications Luis A. Ribera and Ronald D. Knutson
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  • November 16, 2011
  • Caloric Sweetened Beverage Taxes: The Good Food/Bad Food Trap Robbin S. Johnson
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  • November 4, 2011
  • Critical Issues for Agricultural Cooperatives Phil Kenkel and John Park
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  • October 26, 2011
  • Should Soft Drinks be Taxed More Heavily? Carlisle Ford Runge
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  • October 21, 2011
  • Innovating Policy for Chesapeake Bay Restoration Marc Ribaudo and James Shortle
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  • October 14, 2011
  • Taxpayer Preferences for USDA Expenditures Brenna D. Ellison and Jayson L. Lusk
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  • October 13, 2011
  • More on Price Risk Protection of Government Programs and Crop Insurance Nick Paulson
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  • September 23, 2011
  • EPA Mandate Waivers Create New Uncertainties in Biodiesel Markets Seth Meyer and Wyatt Thompson
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  • August 12, 2011
  • The Environment of the Next Farm Bill Debate Steven L. Klose
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  • August 5, 2011
  • Innovations to Support Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Dawn Thilmany and Suresh Sureshwaran
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  • August 3, 2011
  • More on Explaining Regional Policy Differences: Planted vs. Base Acreage Nick Paulson
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  • July 29, 2011
  • Farmland Values Jason Henderson and Brent Gloy
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  • July 15, 2011
  • Regional Implications of a County-Based ACRE Program Nick Paulson
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  • June 28, 2011
  • Supreme Court Blocks Federal Common Law Public Nuisance Claims for Greenhouse Gas Emissions A. Bryan Endres
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  • June 21, 2011
  • Miscanthus Incentive Program Will Further Understanding of Environmental and Societal Impacts of Energy Biomass Systems Jody M. Endres
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  • June 10, 2011
  • Farm Debt and the Farm Real Estate Bubble Nick Paulson
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  • May 13, 2011
  • Fundamental Forces Affecting Agribusiness Industries, Part II Kent D. Olson and Michael Boehlje
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  • May 6, 2011
  • The ACRE Program Decision for 2011 Nick Paulson
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  • May 6, 2011
  • Agricultural Sustainability Standards Moving Toward the Finish Line A. Bryan Endres and Jody M. Endres
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  • May 3, 2011
  • Profitability and Farm Size on Grain Farms in Illinois Mak Kern and Nick Paulson
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  • April 29, 2011
  • ACRE Program Enrollment in 2009 and 2010 Nick Paulson
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  • April 20, 2011
  • Potential Cuts to Ag Spending: Direct Payments in Illinois Nick Paulson
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  • April 8, 2011
  • Agriculture in the Republican Proposal Presented by Paul Ryan Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 8, 2011
  • Can State-Level Climate Policies Survive Constitutional Scrutiny? Jody M. Endres and A. Bryan Endres
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  • April 6, 2011
  • Putting Agricultural Spending Into Perspective Nick Paulson and Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 30, 2011
  • "Progressive" Farm Subsidies Barrett Kirwan
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  • March 18, 2011
  • Measuring Indirect Land Use Change with Biofuels: Implications for Policy Mahdu Khanna