G.A. "Art" Barnaby, Jr.

Emeritus: Crop Insurance, Policy

Emeritus Professor
Kansas State University

Art Barnaby, Emeritus Professor, is now retired. He still 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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20. No Call in Revenue Protection (RP) Crop Insurance August 1, 2018
Trade Tariff Relief

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby raises several important questions about the just-announced USDA relief program for agricultural producers who have been adversely affected by the imposition of trade tariffs...especially the Market Facilitation Program, which is intended to provide one-time payments to producers of select commodities, including most major grain crops

July 26, 2018
2018 Farm Bill Review

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers his observations on the commodity title and crop insurance components of the 2018 Farm Bill, with the House and Senate versions now in conference committee...he says that producers should especially be interested in how the compromise version handles the update in crop base acres for program payment purposes.

July 3, 2018
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