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To provide unbiased and objective economic analysis of the impacts for policy alternatives on stakeholders.
Current Projects

AFPC recently released a book titled The U.S. Beef Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges. This book is the culmination of a study on cattle markets initiated at the request of the bi-partisan leadership of the House Agriculture Committee in the 116th Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Click here to download a free PDF of the book, and click here for an AgriLife Today article on the book’s release. For those interested in obtaining a printed copy of the book, check back at this page for updates.


Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Calculator for Cotton
(Released February 18, 2021)

FAQs: QLA Calculator for Cotton

NOTE:  the QLA calculator is compatible with Excel only.  It will not work with Numbers, Google Sheets, etc.

Video Tutorial: QLA Calculator for Cotton

*** 2022 Decision Aid will be ready in a few days, pending official FSA data availability.



Excel ARC-IC Evaluation Tool
(Updated for Feb 2021)

Agricultural Policy Specialist Dr. Joe Outlaw and colleagues from the Agricultural and Food Policy Center provide brief weekly updates on current agricultural policy issues. See the recent podcasts available now.
Representative Farms - The AFPC maintains a database of agricultural operations representing the major agricultural production regions of the country. These operations are used in policy research analysis. The representative farms are updated every two years using face to face panel interviews. Types of operations include cotton, rice, feed grain, and wheat farms, cattle ranches, and dairies. Contact: George Knapek
The Excel file for the Marketing Year Average (MYA) Prices for Covered Commodities is available here

Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn


Coming Soon
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Latest Publications
Overview of the Dual Use Crop Insurance Policy for Forage Producers
Economic Impacts of the Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion Act and the For the 99.5 Percent Act on AFPC’s Representative Farms and Ranches
Working Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the January 2021 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
Briefing Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the January 2021 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline

Relevant Publications
Working Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the Preliminary 2021 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
Briefing Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the Preliminary 2021 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
Working Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the August 2020 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
Briefing Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the August 2020 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline Update
Briefing Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the June 2020 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
Working Paper: Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the June 2020 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
Overview of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
COVID-19 Impact on Texas Production Agriculture
Initial COVID-19 Response for Agricultural Producers
Overview of Trade Aid and Its Impact on AFPC’s Representative Farms
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