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Gardner Policy Series

A Reminder on NAFTA and Agriculture

  • April 28, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess

Recent news from the Trump Administration has sowed confusion about the President's intentions with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Early this week, President Trump suggested that…
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Gardner Policy Series

The Cottonseed Conundrum

  • April 27, 2017
  • Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson and Carl Zulauf

With news that Congress continues seeking a way to fold cotton back into the ARC and PLC program, this article looks specifically at the cottonseed issue. It builds on the…
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Gardner Policy Series

Have Generic Acres Impacted Planting Decisions?

  • April 20, 2017
  • Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Carl Zulauf

As discussed in the April 13, 2017 farmdoc daily article, the 2014 Farm Bill created generic base acres which allow the current year crop plantings to determine which commodity program…
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Beneath the Label: A Look at Generic Base Acres

  • April 13, 2017
  • Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson and Carl Zulauf

A recent farm bill hearing before the House Ag Committee included concerns about how cotton farmers were treated by the 2014 Farm Bill. Comments indicated a concern that cotton farmers…
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2016 Year End RIN Update

  • April 12, 2017
  • Nick Paulson

Today's article provides the annual summary update on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in 2016 based on available data from EPA's EMTS. Previous quarterly updates covered RIN generation through the…
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Transferring Business Management

  • April 7, 2017
  • Michael Langemeier

Transferring business management between generations is one of the most critical steps in transitioning the business from an older generation to a younger generation. Having said that, in numerous instances,…
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