The Agricultural and Food Policy Center
Our mission
To provide unbiased and objective economic analysis of the impacts for policy alternatives on stakeholders.
Current Projects
ARC-CO / PLC Decision Aid
(Updated for 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

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Recent Publications
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
Overview of Drought Relief Provisions in the FY2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act
State and Regional Impacts of a Nationwide Mandatory Base Acre Update
Producer Choices for the Seed Cotton Program: An Examination of AFPC’s Seed Cotton Decision Aid Efforts
Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the January 2019 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline
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