Montana State University

Agricultural Marketing Policy Center (AMPC)
Policy Issue Papers

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  • NewPolicy Paper 46: New Programs in the 2014 Farm Bill: Price Loss Coverage, Agricultural Risk Coverage and the Supplementary Coverage Options for Montana Farms and Ranches, Kate Binzen Fuller, Vincent H. Smith, & George Haynes, October 2014

  • NewPolicy Paper 45: Production Risk Management for Montana Ranches: The Supplemental Federal Agricultural Disaster Programs, Eric Belasco, Vincent Smith, George Haynes, and James B. Johnson (Emeritus Professor), September 2014

  • NewPolicy Paper 44: New Farm Programs in the 2014 Farm Bill: Price Loss Coverage, Agricultural Risk Coverage and the Supplemental Coverage Agricultural Insurance Option for Wyoming Farms and Ranches, Vincent H. Smith, James B, Johnson, John P. Hewlett (University of Wyoming), July 2014

  • NewPolicy Paper 43: Production Risk Management for Wyoming Ranches: The Supplemental Federal Agricultural Disaster Programs, James B, Johnson, Vincent H. Smith, John P. Hewlett (University of Wyoming), July 2014

  • NewPolicy Paper 42: Procedural Issues Related to Conservation Reserve Program Participation in Montana: Considerations Prior to Making an Offer, Offer Formulation, and Offer Acceptance, James B, Johnson, Leigh Ann Spokes, Joel Schumacher, Thomas Bass, July 2014

  • Policy 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

  • Policy 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 Statistics, 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