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Initial review of the House 2018 Farm Bill

On Thursday, April 18, 2018, the House Agriculture Committee reported its version of the farm bill titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (House Ag Committee Press Release, April 18, 2018). The vote to report the bill to the full House was 26 to 20 and notable because the vote was partisan; no Democrats voted […]

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Cropland Price Determinants and Risk Premiums

Cropland prices across the United States have appreciated at record levels in recent years. After a U.S. recession, in which a bubble in real estate prices was a factor, some have questioned if cropland prices are in a bubble. Schnitkey, Sherrick, and Kuethe (2014) show that the increase in cropland returns and the decline in […]

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