Daryll Ray

Articles by Daryll Ray
Genetic research on food crops
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) just released the May/June issue of
Exchange rates affect export volumes
As we investigated trends in major-crop exports for recent columns, the impact of exchange rates on export volumes
Soybean exports and the exchange rate puzzle
Soybeans have been the bright spot in U.S. crop exports, increasing by 76 percent over the last 12 years after
Battling world hunger by increasing global production?
For some time now, we have focused our attention on the twin issues of production and exports of major crops as a way
Farmers have a stake in the health care debate
The issue of universal—or near universal—health care has been in the news for much of the last year as the Obama
China takes care of China
It would not be a stretch to assert that Chinese imports have driven the recent growth in soybean production and
Food security is ultimately defined at the household level
Our last two columns have taken a look at the role of agricultural policy in increasing food security and thus reducing
Helping developing nations improve their agricultures
Much of the time this column focuses on current issues in US agricultural policy: food safety rules, farm program
Increased agricultural productivity: Complex puzzle
The jump in prices of agricultural commodities in 2008 was devastating not only for US dairy and livestock
Financial problems grip dairy farmers
One of the pleasures of my job is the opportunity to get out of the office and speak to farm organizations. I enjoy
Column: What is it that distorts markets?
We were interested in reading this year’s Economic Report of the President, http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/, which
Brazil is big in terms of production growth and potential
What you have heard about the mammoth increase in production in Brazil during the last decade is either correct or more
Brazil's production looms larger still
What you have heard about the mammoth increase in production in Brazil during the last decade is either correct or more
Brazil's advantages: Land, plant research
On our fifth day in Brazil we discovered just how small the world is when we met another agricultural tour group at our
Brazil’s advantages: land resources, plant breeding research
On our fifth day in Brazil we discovered just how small the world is when we met another agricultural tour group at
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