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Economic and Policy Update

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Co-editors: Will Snell and Kevin Heidemann

 

The Agricultural Economics Department publishes the Economic and Policy Update towards the end of each month.  Each issue will feature articles written by extension personnel within the department and other experts across the country.  Topics will vary greatly but regularly include marketing, management, policy, natural resources, and rural development issues.

Most Recent Issues:

  • September 2014
    • Grain Profitability 2014 and Beyond: How Bad Does it Look? - Greg Halich
    • USDA Announces Farm Bill Timeline - Todd Davis
    • Food Systems -Alison Davis
    •  What Does the Future Hold for Cash Rents? - Lauren Turley
    • 2014 Income Tax Seminar Schedule – Steve Isaacs
    • Food Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (FEED) Conference - Kevin Heidemann
  • August 2014
    • USDA Releases First Corn and Soybean Production Forecast - Todd Davis
    • Fall 2014 Wheat Planting Decision - Greg Halich
    • Mid-year Cattle Inventory Report Shows Surprising Heifer Retention Estimates -Kenny Burdine
    • Choosing the Right Advisors - Michael Forsythe
    • Farm Income is Forecast to Decline in 2014 – USDA Economic Research Service
    • Food Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (FEED) Conference - Kevin Heidemann
  • July 2014
    • Kentucky Hog Industry — and Hog/Pork Prices - Lee Meyer and Jonathan Shepherd
    • Get Serious About Budgets - Jennifer Rogers
    • Isaacs’ Paradigm Shift -Steve Isaacs
    • Welcome Dr. Todd Davis - (announcement)
    • Late Summer Nitrogen Applications to Pastures – Will they Pay in 2014? - Greg Halich
    • Ag Economics Centennial - (announcement)
  • June 2014
    • Farm Financial Management - Jonathan Shepherd
    • Linking Price and Profitability for Producers - Miranda Hileman Combs
    • Ag Exports Continue to Grow - Will Snell
    • Demand for Specific Meat Product Attributes - Tim Woods
  • May 2014
    • MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum - Kevin Heidemann
    • Health Care Tidbits - Amanda Jenkins
    • Use of Measurements by Producers - Steve Isaacs
    • Tobacco Census Data for Kentucky - Will Snell
  • April 2014
    • KY Burley Production Opportunities for 2014 - Will Snell
    • Profitability Up for 2013 Grain Farms - Jerry Pierce
    • Community Health Needs Assessment - Sarah Bowker
    • Beginning Farmers: Where to go for Resources - Lee Meyer
    • Balance Sheets - Tarrah Dunaway
  • March 2014
    • Stocker Outlook for 2014 - Kenny Burdine & Greg Halich
    • Changes to Section 179 Expense Election - Laura Powers
    • Dairy Margin Protection Program Included in the Farm Bill - Kenny Burdine
    • 2013 UK Income Tax Seminar - Steve Isaacs
  • February 2014
    • Beef Cow Numbers Down, Heifer Retention Up - Kenny Burdine
    • U.S. Farm Economy Outlook for 2014 - Will Snell
    • USDA Releases Preliminary 2012 Census Data - Will Snell
    • Farm Bill Decisions for Program Crops - Will Snell
  • January 2014
    • Farm Bill Update - Will Snell
    • The Importance of Risk Management for Grain Farms in 2014 - Greg Halich
    • The Effect of Crop Insurance on Farm Profitability - Jerry Pierce
    • Farm to School in Kentucky: The USDA Farm to School Census - Kevin Heidemann
    • Data You Can Use: Kentucky County Profiles Available Online - Sarah Bowker
    • UK's Beginning Farmer Program "KyFarmStart" - Lee Meyer & Jennifer Hunter
  • December 2013
    • The U.S. / Kentucky Farm Economy - Will Snell
    • Tobacco - Will Snell
    • Grains - Cory Walters
    • Livestock & Meats - Kenny Burdine & Lee Meyer
    • Horticulture - Tim Woods
    • Forestry - Jeff Stringer, Bobby Ammerman, Billy Thomas, & Alison Davis
  • November 2013
    • 2013 Tax Review - Suzy Martin
    • The "Own/Rent Decision for Beginning Farmers - Lee Meyer
    • Disciplining Employees: The Hot Stove Rule - Steve Isaacs
    • Update from the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky-Alison Davis and Sara Bowker
    • Policy Briefs: Farm Bill and Tobacco Buyout Payments - Will Snell
  • October 2013
    • Commodity Markets & the Environmental Protection Agency - Cory Walters
    • Agricultural Employer Labor Regulations - Laura Powers
    • Winter Backgrounding Opportunities -- Kenny Burdine & Greg Halich
  • August 2013
    • Record Net Farm Income Projected for U.S.Agriculture in 2013 – Will Snell
    • A Look into Local Foods: The 2013 Kentucky Food Consumer Survey – Kevin Heidemann & Tim Woods
    • Issues for New Farmers – Michael Forsythe
    • Dairy Market Update: August 2013 – Kenny Burdine
  • July 2013
    • UK Hemp Report – Will Snell
    • Maintaining Business Structure Integrity through Proper Record Keeping: Corporations & LLCs – Jonathan Shepherd
    • 2013 Corn Acreage, Yield and Demand Update – Cory Walters
    • Late Summer Nitrogen Applications to Pastures: Will they Pay in 2013? – Greg Halich
  • June 2013
    • The Economic Impact of Agriculture on the State – Alison Davis
    • Farm Bill Update – Will Snell
    • 47th Annual UK Income Tax Seminars – Steve Isaacs & Kathy Roe
    • Another Perspective on Livestock Risk Protection Insurance – Kenny Burdine & Greg Halich
    • Kentucky Unemployment Tax for Agricultural Employers – Rush Midkiff
  • May 2013
    • Market Demand for Local Meat – Tim Woods
    • Farm Bill Update – Will Snell
    • The Economic Impact of the Agricultural Cluster in Fayette County – Alison Davis
    • Leasing vs. Buying Equipment – Amanda Jenkins
  • April 2013
    • Preliminary Grain Analysis – Jerry Pierce
    • Kentucky’s Tobacco Industry Summary & Outlook – Will Snell
    • Summary of Agricultural Land Prices, Supply, Demand, and Current Trends – Cory Walters & John Barnhart
    • HB 141: A Tax Credit for Farmers – Tim Woods & Miranda Hileman
    • Measuring the Environmental Impacts of Agriculture – Lee Meyer
  • March 2013
    • Farm Market and On-Farm Market Patron Profiles: 2012 Regional Survey Summary – Tim Woods and Shang-Ho Yang
    • On Farm Solar Energy Production – Jennifer Rogers
    • Stocker and Backgrounding Outlook for 2013 – Kenny Burdine & Greg Halich
  • February 2013
    • Kentucky Grain Farmers Invest in the Farm! – Jerry Pierce
    • Spring Nitrogen Fertilization vs. Clover Seeding: Which Has a Better Payoff? – Greg Halich
    • Report Suggests Fewer Beef Cattle in US, but Steady Dairy Inventory – Kenny Burdine
    • Summary of Exchange Traded Funds and Agriculture – Cory Walters and John Barnhart
  • January 2013
    • The New Year’s Farm Bill: New Year, Old Problems? – Aleta Botts
    • KyFarmStart: Beginning Farmer Training Program – Lee Meyer and Jennifer Hunter
    • Estimated Tax Relief 2012 – Jerry Pierce
    • KY Association of Food Banks: Specialty Crop Produce Sourcing Project – Tim Woods and Miranda Hileman
  • December 2012 (Special Edition: The Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook for 2013)
    • The U.S./Kentucky Farm Economy - Will Snell
    • Tobacco - Will Snell
    • Grains - Cory Walters
    • Livestock and Meats - Kenny Burdine and Lee Meyer
    • Horticulture - Tim Woods
    • Forestry - Jeff Stringer, Bobby Ammerman, Billy Thomas, and Alison Davis
  • November 2012
    • Equine Market Signals Mixed in 2012 – Kenny Burdine and Jill Stowe
    • Tax Update and Implications for 2012 – Rush Midkiff
    • It’s More Than a Will, It’s a Way – Steve Isaacs
    • Investment Analysis of Auto Shutoff Precision-Agri Technology – Greg Halich and Clint Hardy
  • October 2012
    • Winter Backgrounding Opportunities – Kenny Burdine
    • Risk, Forward Contracting, and Crop Insurance – Cory Walters and Richard Preston
    • 2011 Family Living Expenses – Suzy Martin
    • Farm Transitions and Opportunities for Beginning Farmers – Lee Meyer and Jennifer Hunter
  • Sept 2012
    • Drought Impact on Farm Income and Food Prices – Will Snell
    • Fall 2012 Wheat Planting Decision – Greg Halich
    • Measuring Economic Impacts (The Right Way!) – Alison Davis
    • What Does a Balance Sheet Measure – Jennifer Rogers
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