Daryll Ray

Articles by Daryll Ray
Column: Brazilian crop landscape: Some similarities to U.S., many differences
For Brazilian farmers, the lack of an adequate highway infrastructure presents an additional set of costs that are not
Brazil's climate dictates different crop patterns
On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2006, we visited with a foundation in Prima Verde do Leste, Mato Grosso (MT) that works
Primer on how to kill a market
With last December’s reopening of the Japanese market to U.S. beef we thought that just maybe the BSE (bovine
Brazil landscape: A few similarities to U.S. crops, but many differences
Brazil crop landscape: Some similarities to U.S., many differences The impact of Brazilian soybean production on world
Column: The elimination of LDPs and corn prices would instantly jump corn prices
If the elimination of mailbox subsidies would not lead to significantly decreased production and the expected increase
Portman calls for cutting farm payments by at least half
Reading U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman’s Oct. 12, 2005, press briefing is like listening to the dialogue of a
Two issues may shape new farm bill
As I look at the issues that cannot be avoided as we prepare to lay the groundwork for a discussion of the shape of the
Eliminating commodity programs reduces net income by 25 percent
The structure of the 2007 Farm Bill has engendered a lot of discussion at most of the meetings we have attended this
Careful farm policy should raise prices
As noted in an earlier column, although touted widely as solution to the current international agricultural crisis,
Farm commodity policy: Cost is an issue
Previous columns examined the reasons one might use to justify the elimination of key elements of the U.S. farm program
Eliminating commodity programs reduces net farm income
The structure of the 2007 Farm Bill has engendered a lot of discussion at most of the meetings we have attended this
Column: Taking a closer look at counter-cyclical payments
In this third of a series of columns looking at the reasons that might be used to justify the elimination of various
Column: Bush calls for elimination of agricultural subsidies
According to a July 7 Bloomberg press release, Bush “is seeking agreement with the European Union on a plan to
Using technology to improve the yield and quality of rice
Demographers project that the World’s population will increase over the next 30 years, increasing the demand for all
When will Japanese look elsewhere for beef?
hat really caught our attention was that the Japanese were interested in making that investment “to produce swine and
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