Daryll Ray

Canadian border, BSE not rocket science
The decision by the USDA to reopen the U.S. border to live cattle imports on March 7, 2005, continues to reverberate
Canada and BSE: It isn't rocket science
The decision by the USDA to reopen the U.S. border to live cattle imports on March 7, 2005, continues to reverberate
States in charge of next farm law?
Recently we came across an interesting report titled, A Consideration of the Devolution of Federal Agricultural Policy.
Ag program reductions would have dour impacts
When it comes to World Trade Organization negotiations, the recent Trade Disputes Panel ruling in Brazil's case against
Agriculture reaps benefits from new tax law
Congress has passed and sent a $136 billion corporate tax-cut bill and disaster aid package to the president for his
Bioenergy: Ethanol, biodiesel, and a bunch of other stuff
The high prices that many of us are paying at the pumps these last several months is a reminder of the importance of
95 Pct. of food consumption outside U.S., but also 99 Pct. of farm population
When farm policy and trade negotiations are discussed, U.S. crop farmers are often told to look to export markets for
Column: USDA preliminary BSE test results: Announcements or leaks
On June 25, the USDA announced that a beef animal had an inconclusive result on the commonly used BSE screening test
Column: Have land prices peaked
A thoughtful letter from a reader got me thinking about land prices. Given the number of issues that face agriculture,
Column: Monsanto vs. Schmeiser: The Canadian Supreme Court rules
On May 21, 2004, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down a long awaited ruling in a case that pitted a Canadian canola
Column: Localized markets: The future of U.S. agriculture
Recently I wrote my two-hundredth column on agricultural policy. The first one appeared July 7, 2002. When I wrote that
Budgeting uncertainty puts forecasts in doubt
The president of the United States recently released his budget for the coming fiscal year. The deficit, not including
Jobless recovery: Another fallacy of composition example
As I listen to Lou Dobbs talk on CNN about the exporting of American jobs and as I read about the jobless recovery that
Mad cow disease presents policy issues
The news Tuesday morning, Dec. 23, 2003 was enough to ruin Christmas holiday celebrations for U.S. cattle producers. At
Trade liberalization threatens wheat, sugar
Under the trade rules proposed in the World Bank report, 2003 Global Economic Prospects: Realizing the Development
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