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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics

2017 Tax Reform Law and Agriculture

by Levi Russell Last year an overhaul of the tax code was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. We thought we would put together a resource page on the aspects of the law that will affect agricultural producers. First, a rather lengthy article covering all aspects…
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Southern Outlook Conference Presentations Available

by Levi Russell Last week in Atlanta Extension economists, lenders, and ag media met in Atlanta to discuss the market and policy outlook for agricultural commodities in the Southeast in the coming year. UGA economists presented the outlook for peanuts, timber, turfgrass, the green industry, cotton, poultry, and hogs. All…
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Planted Acres vs Base Acres

by Adam Rabinowitz There have been some comments from policymakers regarding the upcoming farm bill and the debate between planted acres and base acres.  Here is an explanation as to why base acres have been used and the potential impact of using planted acres. The 2014 Farm Bill contains provisions…
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