The Agricultural Issues Center is now the UC Davis California Agricultural Issues Lab. This site has been archived.

Commodities & markets, Exports, International issues, Management, Policy, Studies

AIC Presentations at the 2017 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium

1. THE FARM BILL AND THE WESTERN HAY INDUSTRY
pdf of presentation slides: aic.ucdavis.edu/publications/2017AlfalfaANDForage.pdf
video: http://lecture.ucanr.edu/Mediasite/Play/1d3a5333d9744d7ca739ae21b668a6e51d
Daniel A.Sumner and William A. Matthews
– Leaders of Agriculture Committees in Congress say the new farm bill is coming in early 2018 (They seldom do what they say, but maybe this time.)
–  Commodity focus on higher subsidy rates and new subsidies for cotton and dairy
–  Crop insurance and insurance-style programs have emerged as central
–  But hay gets none of this! So why does it matter to a western hay and forage crowd?

2. THE DRIVERS OF WESTERN HAY AND FORAGE EXPORTS
pdf of presentation slides: aic.ucdavis.edu/publications/Farm bill and Hay 2017.pdf
video: http://lecture.ucanr.edu/Mediasite/Play/dcc78ef86d6e482d89b440ecdb6cc0131d
William A. Matthews and Daniel A. Sumner
–  The export of Western-produced forage crops has increased over the past decade, with volume of exports increasing by 86 percent from 2007 to 2017.
–  Continued growth in Western exports depends on:
–  Western production of hay and other forage
–  Domestic demand for hay and other forage
–  Export growth also depends on:
Forage demand in foreign markets.
Forage supply from foreign suppliers
–  This presentation reviews the available data and economic factors driving the export markets

 

 

Comments are Closed

The Agricultural Issues Center is now the UC Davis California Agricultural Issues Lab. This site has been archived.

 

© The Regents of the University of California