G.A. "Art" Barnaby, Jr.

Crop Insurance, Policy

Professor and Extension Specialist, Risk Management
Kansas State University

Art Barnaby provides educational programs on crop insurance, government commodity programs, and risk management throughout Kansas. His work emphasizes the development of alternative public policies for crop disaster protection. For example, he developed the Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC), which has been renamed Revenue Protection (RP). RP is currently providing nearly $85 billion of coverage for America’s farmers. Other research explores the impact of government commodity programs.

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Documents & Presentations by G.A. "Art" Barnaby, Jr.
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ARC Payments

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about the just-updated county-by-county estimates on A-R-C program payments for wheat producers on the 2017 crop, which will be issued this fall...he also addresses the issue of whether grain farmers are getting their futures contract orders appropriately filled in the current electronic trading format.

May 22, 2018
2018 Farm Bill

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby comments on a couple of proposals in the 2018 farm bill deliberations that have his full attention:  one suggesting a change in how crop acreage base is determined for program payment purposes, the other regarding the elimination of the harvest price option in crop insurance policies.

May 18, 2018
Crop Insurance

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers final thoughts on enrolling 2018 summer field crops in crop insurance, stressing that paring back on coverage as a cost-cutting move is not a good idea. He also comments on what producers were saying about the future of the crop insurance program at the series of Farm Bill Forums co-hosted by K-State in recent weeks. 
 

March 15, 2018
The 2018 Farm Bill and Changes to Crop Insurance

Presented at the 2018 Farm  Bill Meetings, Mead and Hastings, NE. 

March 2, 2018
2018 Farm Bill Forums

K-State agricultural economists Mykel Taylor and Art Barnaby offer their latest takes on some of the likely points of debate in the 2018 Farm Bill, which will be addressed in the series of Farm Bill Forums being conducted over the next two weeks in Kansas and Nebraska, co-hosted by K-State and the University of Nebraska.

February 27, 2018
The 2018 Farm Bill and Changes to Crop Insurance

Presented at the 2018 Farm Bill meetings, Dodge City and Manhattan, KS. 

February 27, 2018
Crop Insurance Premiums

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby comments on the administration-proposed cuts to the crop insurance program and the ensuing impact on coverage and he talks about why crop insurance premiums on corn and soybeans may be lower this year for farmers in lower-risk counties.

February 14, 2018
Crop Insurance Workshops

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby has more details on the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State will be co-sponsoring soon. 

October 20, 2017
Farm Payment Facts

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses what he says are misperceptions that are being publicized about USDA crop program payments, pointing to data that K-State has compiled on the recent ARC and PLC payments on 2016 production. He also previews the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State is co-sponsoring soon, in partnership with neighboring land-grant universities. 

October 17, 2017
Impact of Subsidy and Income Limits on Farm Size Measured at the State, County, and Farm Level October 9, 2017