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AGree Consensus Publications

A Call to Presidential Action | Elevating Food and Agriculture as a National Priority:

The right food and agricultural policies can improve the health of America’s families, economy, farms and the environment, as outlined in recommendations AGree is presenting to presidential candidates. AGree’s Call to Action provides core elements in a strategy for elevating food and agriculture as a national priority. 4 pages. January 2016.

Local Food: Revitalizing Community-based Food Systems:

AGree's Recommendations on Local Food. September 2015.

Research & Innovation: Strengthening Agricultural Research:

AGree's recommendations on Research & Innovation. June 2015.

Working Landscapes: Achieving Productivity, Profitability, and Environmental Outcomes:

AGree's consensus recommendations on Working Landscapes. November 2014.

Food & Nutrition: Cultivating Healthy Communities:

AGree's recommendations on Food & Nutrition. November 2014.

Other AGree Publications

Four Papers on the U.S. Federal Crop Insurance Program:

This compilation of Point of View and Background papers was written by independent authors; the collection of views and analyses presented in them do not represent official AGree positions nor the opinions of AGree Co-Chairs, Advisors, and partners. The papers are intended to stimulate thoughtful dialogue. 126 pages. March 2016.

  1. Soil, Conservation, and Federal Crop Insurance. By Joshua D. Woodard.
  2. Potential Conservation Implications of Federal Crop Insurance Actual Production History (APH) Procedures. By Barry J. Barnett and Ryan Stockwell.
  3. Public and Private Roles in Agricultural Risk Transfer. By Barry Barnett, Keith Coble and Stephanie Mercier.
  4. Private Sector Risk Management Tools. By Mike Boehlje and Steve Hofing.
Soil Data Not Considered in Cornerstone U.S. Agricultural Policy:

This academic working paper by Joshua D. Woodard and Leslie J. Verteramo Chiu of Cornell University is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. Joshua D. Woodard and Leslie J. Verteramo Chiu, February 2016.

Integrating High Resolution Soil Data into Federal Crop Insurance Rates: Actuarial, Policy, and Sustainability Implications:

This academic working paper by Joshua D. Woodard of Cornell University is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. Joshua D. Woodard, January 2016.

Food and Agricultural Education in the United States:

This paper examines the evolution of U.S. food and ag education, its current structure, and how it must adapt to meet emerging challenges. Stephanie Mercier. 24 pages, July 2015.

Five Perspectives on Improving the U.S. Public Research, Education, and Extension System:

This compilation of papers was written by independent authors in response to a call issued by AGree to elicit bold ideas on strengthening the U.S. public sector agricultural research system. 82 pages. June 2013.

1. Reforming “Formula Fund” Distribution of USDA Funding for Research, Extension, and Education. By Steve Ventura.

2. Improving Information Management at USDA to Support Research, Education, and Extension. By Marjorie Porter and Steve Ventura.

3. Stakeholder Engagement to Provide Advice on USDA Supported Research, Extension, and Education. By Steve Ventura.

4. Strengthening the U.S. Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension System: A Reorientation Model to Address 21st Century Challenges. By Meredith Niles, Ferd Hoefner, Ariane Lotti, and Juli Obudzinski.

5. Strengthening the U.S. Agricultural Research System. By Liz Carlisle and Albie Miles.

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