Explaining ag policy

Published online: Jan 01, 2014

Purdue University agricultural economist Roman Keeney is producing a series of publications to help farmers, policymakers and taxpayers better understand the ever-changing U.S. ag policy issues.

The free publications are called APEX, an acronym that stands for Ag Policy Explained and will delve into public policy issues and how they affect the ag economy.

The first publication, The End of the Direct Payment Era in U.S. Farm Policy, explains why direct payments to farmers likely will end with enactment of a new five-year farm bill and how the elimination might affect the agricultural economy as other support programs are created.

All of the publications in the series will be available online at Purdue Extension's The Education Store.

Source: brownfieldagnews.com