By Dr. Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics
Webinar Title: Farm Bill Activity and December 2017 Baseline Projects of Economic Viability for Crop, Dairy, and Beef Cattle for the Next Five Years
Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST)
The presenter for the upcoming webinar is Professor James W. Richardson. He is Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow, and Senior Regents Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Professor Richardson will discuss current farm bill activity and the “Baseline Outlook” for the cash-flow and equity position for 90 representative farms the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) maintains. Price and inflation rate projections used in the analysis come from the December Baseline developed by FAPRI. The data for the representative farms comes from interviews with panels of farmers in major production regions across the United States. The outlook for the farms’ cash-flows is present in terms of the probability that the farms will have a positive cash-flow after paying all cash expenses, machinery replacement, principal payments, taxes and family living expenses.
Anyone interested in the current farm bill discussion and understanding the economic viability of not only rice farms, but crop, dairy and beef cattle farms and ranches will find the discussion highly informative. Professor Richardson is one of the elite few that Congress and the President looks to for economic and farm policy analysis.
Webinar Registration Link: http://bit.ly/UAEX-Richardson-AFPC-Webinar
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About the presenter: Professor James W. Richardson is Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow, and Senior Regents Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.
James received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University in 1978 and joined the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics in 1978 where he teaches risk analysis and conducts research on farm policy, risk analysis, and the economic feasibility of alternative feedstocks for renewable fuels. He is best known for his farm level policy analysis research that is used by Congress to compare the impacts of alternative farm program options and for his work in simulation modeling.
Host and Interviewer: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer: Mary Poling, Coordinator for Interactive Communications, University of Arkansas System Division of Ag, Cooperative Extension Service, E-mail:email@example.com