Montana State University

Agricultural Marketing Policy Center (AMPC)
Policy Issue Papers

  • NewPolicy Paper 41: Production Risk Management for Wyoming Ranches:  The Future for Federal Disaster Programs, Vincent H. Smith, James B, Johnson, John P. Hewlett (University of Wyoming), July 2013

  • NewPolicy Paper 40: Crop Subsidy and Crop Insurance for Wyoming Farmers in a New 2013/14 Farm Bill, Vincent H. Smith, James B, Johnson, John P. Hewlett (University of Wyoming), July 2013

  • Policy Paper 39: Agriculture in the Tongue River Basin, Output, Water Quality, and Implications, Timothy Fitzgerald and Grant Zimmerman, May 2013

  • Policy Paper 38: Risk Management Options Using the Common Crop (COMBO) Policy in Wyoming, An Irrigated Farm Example, James B. Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, & John P. Hewlett, August 2012.

  • Policy Paper 37: The Common Crop (COMBO) Policy, James B. Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, & John P. Hewlett, August 2012.

  • Policy Paper 36: Production Risk Management Options for Wyoming Ranchers: Crop Insurance and Federal Disaster Programs, James B. Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, & John P. Hewlett, August 2011.

  • Policy Paper 35: Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE): Wyoming, James B. Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, & John P. Hewlett, February 2010.

  • Policy Paper 34: Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) : Wyoming , James B. Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, & John P. Hewlett, February 2010.

  • Policy Paper 33: Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE): Montana , James B. Johnson & Vincent H. Smith, February 2010.

  • Policy Paper 32: Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP): Montana , James B. Johnson & Vincent H. Smith, January 2010

  • Policy Paper 31: Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP): Montana , James B. Johnson & Vincent H. Smith, January 2010

  • Policy Paper 30: Risk Management Options for Wyoming Farms, James B. Johnson & Vincent H. Smith, May 2009

  • Policy Paper 29: Risk Management Options for Montana Ranchers, James B. Johnson & Vincent H. Smith, May 2009

  • Policy Paper 28: Risk Management Options for Montana Farms, James B. Johnson & Vincent H. Smith, May 2009

  • Policy Paper 27: Risk Management Options for Wyoming Ranchers, James B. Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, John P. Hewlett (University of Wyoming), January 2009

  • Policy Paper 26: Constructing an Organic Price Series: Not as Easy as Expected, Dave Buschena, November 2008

  • Policy Paper 25: Representative Enterprise Budgets for Pea Grazing, Haying, and Harvest for Seed, Dave Buschena , June 2008

  • Policy Paper 24: Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite: A Whole Farm Revenue Insurance Available in Wyoming, James B. Johnson, John Hewlett, and Duane Griffith, February 2008

  • Policy Paper 23: Harvest-Time Protein Shocks and Price Adjustment in U.S. Wheat Markets, Vincent H. Smith and Barry K. Goodwin, August 2007

  • Policy Paper 22: Small Scale Biodiesel Production: An Overview, Joel Schumacher, May 2007

  • Policy Paper 20: The 2007 Farm Bill: Montana Producer Preferences for Agricultural, Food, and Public Policy, James B. Johnson, George W. Haynes, Gary W. Brester, February 2007

  • Policy Paper 19: Montana Oilseed Markets: Historical Price and Production Statisitics, Joel Schumacher, November 2006

  • Policy Paper 18: Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting and Effects on Lamb Price Risk, John M. Marsh, Tom McDonnell, November 2006

  • Policy Paper 17: Health Information and Impacts on the Beef Industry, John M. Marsh and Bret M. Holzer, November 2006

  • Revised Policy Paper 16: Oilseed, Biodiesel and Ethanol Subsidies & Renewable Energy Mandates: US Federal & Selected State Initiatives, Joel Schumacher, November 2006

  • Policy Paper 15: Nursery Crop Insurance in Wyoming, James B. Johnson and John Hewlett, September 2006
  • Policy Paper 14: Crop Insurance for Alfalfa Seed Production:  A Pilot Program Available in Select Wyoming Counties, James B. Johnson and John Hewlett, July 2006

  • Policy Paper 13: Group Risk Income Protection, James B. Johnson and John Hewlett, July 2006

  • Policy Paper 12:  Regulating State Trading Enterprises in the GATT:  An Urgent Need for Change?  Evidence from the 2003-2004 U.S.--Canada Grain Dispute, Vincent H. Smith, February 2006

  • Policy Paper 9:  Re-opening the U.S./Canadian Border to Live Cattle and Beef Trade:  Estimated Impacts on U.S. Beef Producers, John Marsh, Gary W. Brester, and Vincent H. Smith, September 2005

  • Revised Policy Paper 8:  GRP Rangeland Insurance for Wyoming, John Hewlett, Joel Schumacher, and Jim Johnson, October 2006

  • RevisedPolicy Paper 7:  GRP Rangeland Insurance for Montana, Joel Schumacher, Jim Johnson, and Gary W. Brester, September 2006

  • Policy Paper 5:  Harvest-Time Protein Shocks and Price Adjustment in U.S. Wheat Markets, Barry K. Goodwin and Vincent H. Smith, June 2005

  • RevisedPolicy Paper 4:  Agricultural Chemical Prices in Canada and the United States:  A Case Study of Alberta and Montana, Vincent H. Smith and James B. Johnson, December 2004 (Revised) 

  • Policy Paper 3:  An Exploration of Market Pricing Efficiency During the Dairy Options Pilot Program, David Buschena and Kevin McNew, September 2004

  • Policy Paper 2:  The Canadian Wheat Board:  Government Guarantees and Hidden Subsidies, Carol Goodloe, Office of the Chief Economist (U.S. Department of Agriculture), reviewed by Vincent H. Smith, July 2004

  • Policy Paper 1: Marketing Assistance Loans, Loan Deficiency Payments and Marketing Loan Gains for Minor Oilseed and Pulse Crops, James B. Johnson, November 2003