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AGree Commissioned Papers and Reports

Innovations in Agriculture Data Collection:
This paper by Doug Lawrence, former NRCS Deputy Chief for Soil Survey and Resource Assessment, and William Salas, President of Applied GeoSolutions is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. 18 pages. April 2019.
Specialty Crop Risk Management:

This paper was authored by Cara Fraver, National Young Farmers Coalition, Scott Marlow,Rural Advancement Foundation International, and Jonathan Coppess,Coppess Consulting, LLC is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. 18 pages. April 2019.

Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage:

This paper authored by Brandon Willis, former Administrator of USDA’s Risk Management Agency is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. 16 pages. April 2019.

The Role of the Banking and Financing Sector in Encouraging Conservation Practices and Organic Transitions:

This paper written by Josh Woodard, Cornell University and Ag-Analytics, Bruce Sherrick and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Dave Muth Jr., Alternative Equity Advisors is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. 48 Pages. April 2019.

USDA and Agriculture Data: Improving Productivity while Protecting Privacy:

This paper by Todd J. Janzen of Janzen Agricultural Law, LLC and Laurie Ristino of Vermont Law School is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. 6 pages. July 2018.

Crop Insurance, Credit, and Conservation:

This academic working paper by Joshua D. Woodard of Cornell University and Scott Marlow of the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA is not an official AGree publication and is intended to serve as an information resource. 16 pages. April 2017.

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.
Soil, Conservation, and Federal Crop Insurance. By Joshua D. Woodard.
Potential Conservation Implications of Federal Crop Insurance Actual Production History (APH) Procedures. By Barry J. Barnett and Ryan Stockwell.
Public and Private Roles in Agricultural Risk Transfer. By Barry Barnett, Keith Coble and Stephanie Mercier.
Private Sector Risk Management Tools. By Mike Boehlje and Steve Hofing.

Quantifying Benefits from Adoption of Conserving Agricultural Practices:

This paper provides details about public and private data sets that USDA and others could integrate and analyze, and potential uses of these data analysis findings. Stephanie Mercier. 18 pages. February 2015.

Collaborating for Healthy Watersheds:

A collaborative white paper by AGree, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the U.S. Water Alliance. 40 pages, February 2015.

Five Point of View Papers on Achieving Productivity, Profitability, and Environmental Outcomes in U.S. Agriculture: Overview and Abstracts:

Overview and abstracts of five papers offering diverse perspectives on how to achieve productivity, profitability, and environmental outcomes in U.S. agriculture, authored by leading producers and other practitioners and experts at the intersection of agriculture and conservation. 5 pages. September 2014.

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