The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) conducts analyses of the impacts of government policy proposals and/or implementation procedures on farmers, agribusinesses, taxpayers, and consumers. Its primary constituency is the U.S. Congress, particularly the Agriculture Committees. AFPC also conducts research and/or educational programs for government agencies, farm and agribusiness organizations, and agricultural leadership throughout Texas and the nation. Select AFPC functions include:
- Respond to legislative requests for analyses of agricultural and food policy options.
- Identify and define emerging agricultural, resource and food policy issues.
- Identify and clarify agricultural and food policy options.
- Analyze the impacts of changes in macroeconomic policy on agriculture.
- Develop educational programs and publications to explain the results of AFPC research and improve understanding of policy options and their consequences.
- Provide leadership in developing new scientific methods for analyzing public policy issues.
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Texas A&M University’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center located within the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri teamed up to develop the tool. The tool provides information about: the decisions each producer and/or landowner must make when the different sign-up windows are for […]
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