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The 1995 Farm Bill, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

The 1995 Farm Bill, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

As the 1995 Farm Bill debate draws near, issues related to economic stabilization, trade and market development, federal budget pressures, and the environment have risen as primary areas of policy debate.


Environmental Issues In The 1995 Farm Bill, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock 2015 Iowa State University

Environmental Issues In The 1995 Farm Bill, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock

Iowa Ag Review

The perception is growing that U.S. agricultural policy has reached a major turning point increased trade opportunities with GATT, a continued decline in rural population, increased budgetary (fiscal) pressure, and growing environmental concerns are among the primary reasons. Because of these trends, nontraditional interest groups representing urban and environmental interests will play an increasingly important role in shaping future farm legislation.


Implications Of Extending The Consertation Reserve Program For Iowa, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

Implications Of Extending The Consertation Reserve Program For Iowa, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

A variety of alternatives have recently been proposed for the future of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) program. Among the proposals are: elimination of the program, targeting specific land types for reentry into the program, allowing renewal of all contracts, and redefining the program to bid land in for a one lime permanent easement payment.


The Conservation Reserve Program, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

The Conservation Reserve Program, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was originally created in the 1985 Food Security Act to "assist owners and operators of highly erodible cropland in conserving and improving the soil and water resources of their farms or ranches."


Implications Of The Gatt Agreement For Iowa Agriculture, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

Implications Of The Gatt Agreement For Iowa Agriculture, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

The FAPRI analysis indicates that nearly all U.S. agricultural commodities benefit under GATT, although some commodities experience larger impacts than others. CARD extended the FAPRI analysis to commodities important to Iowa, such as com, soybeans, and pork and found that all are significant winners under the Uruguay Round Agreement.


The Gatt Agreement: A Layperson's Description, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

The Gatt Agreement: A Layperson's Description, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

What is the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? The GATT may be best described as an ongoing process through which trade distortions among countries are defined and targeted for reduction. There have been seven previous GATT agreements over the years. The recent GATT agreement represents the eighth round of trade negotiations and is often called the Uruguay Round in reference to Punta del Este, Uruguay, where the agenda was set in 1986.


The Iowa Baseline, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

The Iowa Baseline, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

Each year the FAPRl analysts conduct a baseline projection for U.S. and international agriculture. This baseline is unlike the traditional forecast in that i.t does not necessarily represent the most likely scenario for future events.


International Developments, Karen Oerter 2015 Iowa State University

International Developments, Karen Oerter

Iowa Ag Review

The USDA preliminary estimates for 1994/1995 world soybean production are currently set at 127.75 mmt, or about 10 percent above the 1993/94 level. This increase is due primarily to a bumper crop in the United States, estimated as of August to be 62.12 mmt for the 1994/1995 crop year, which is a 26 percent increase over the 1993/1994 crop.


Near Term Outlook For The Pork Sector, Seth Meyer 2015 Iowa State University

Near Term Outlook For The Pork Sector, Seth Meyer

Iowa Ag Review

The USDA reported in the September issue of Hogs and Pigs that, for the third consecutive quarter, hog inventories throughout the United States were above previous year levels with the largest inventories existing since 1980.


Weather And Yields, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

Weather And Yields, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

After the flooding of 1993, growing conditions in 1994 appear to have been nearly ideal. As of October 9, 1994, 99 percent of the corn cmp and 98 percent of the soybean crop in Iowa were rated in good to excellent condition. The last record yields for corn and soybeans in Iowa were set in 1992 at 147 bushels per acre for com and 44 bushels per acre for soybeans.


The Balanced Budget Amendment: How It May Impact Farm Programs, William H. Meyers 2015 Iowa State University

The Balanced Budget Amendment: How It May Impact Farm Programs, William H. Meyers

Iowa Ag Review

Most farmers support the concept of a balanced federal budget However, the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and recently rejected by the Senate, could have far more impact on farmers than the Farm Bill itself.


Fapri 1995 Baseline Results, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

Fapri 1995 Baseline Results, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

FAPRI's 1995 baseline, the benchmark numbers used as a reference point for policy analysis, was completed mid-January and presented to the U.S. House and Senate staffs on February 16-17, 1995.


The Budgetary And Resource Allocation Effects Of Revenue Assurance: Summary Of Results, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock, David A. Hennessy 2015 Iowa State University

The Budgetary And Resource Allocation Effects Of Revenue Assurance: Summary Of Results, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock, David A. Hennessy

Iowa Ag Review

One of the more intriguing alternatives under consideration for the 1995 farm bill is the "Iowa Plan.'' This idea originated with a group oflowa's farm and commodity organizations.


Policy Announcements, John R. Kruse 2015 Iowa State University

Policy Announcements, John R. Kruse

Iowa Ag Review

The current CRP debate has forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make some statements about the future of the CRP.


Impacts On Iowa Of The Changing Structure Of The Pork Industry, John D. Lawrence, Seth D. Meyer 2015 Iowa State University

Impacts On Iowa Of The Changing Structure Of The Pork Industry, John D. Lawrence, Seth D. Meyer

Iowa Ag Review

The December l USDA Hogs and Pigs report, released December 29, signaled a return to profitability in Iowa's hog industry, but also had rather serious implications for Iowa$ hog industry over the long run.


Income Support Or Subsidized Risk Management? Two Agricultural Policy Approaches, Bruce A. Babcock 2015 Iowa State University

Income Support Or Subsidized Risk Management? Two Agricultural Policy Approaches, Bruce A. Babcock

Iowa Ag Review

As Congress prepares to adopt a new set of agricultural commodity programs, farmers are debating among themselves about the proper role of government in agriculture.


Farm Freedom Or Freedom To Farm?, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore 2015 Iowa State University

Farm Freedom Or Freedom To Farm?, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore

Iowa Ag Review

Two proposals have surfaced in the U.S. House of Representatives with similar names but very different implications. The "Farm Freedom Act of 1995," introduced by urban members as H.R. 2010, is essentially a phase-out of current programs over five years.


How Revenue Assurance And Yield Insurance Stack Up: A Cost Comparison, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

How Revenue Assurance And Yield Insurance Stack Up: A Cost Comparison, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

What percentage of expected revenue would be assured to agricultural producers if government yield insurance was transformed into a revenue assurance type of safety net program? Recent interest in a potential dual federal crop insurance program that would offer producers the option of yield or revenue insurance at the same level of U.S. government subsidy prompts this question.


Weather Volatility And Farm Bill Options, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

Weather Volatility And Farm Bill Options, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

To provide additional insight to the agricultural policy debate, FAPRI has introduced weather volatility into its analysis or three alternative farm program designs.


Farm Bill Options And Iowa Agriculture, Steven L. Elmore, Greg Pautsch, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

Farm Bill Options And Iowa Agriculture, Steven L. Elmore, Greg Pautsch, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

The 1995 Farm Bill debate is heating up. The conclusion of the policy discussions will impact the future of the agricultural community as well as those businesses that have a stake in the agricultural and rural economy.


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