Testimony by Joe Outlaw, Professor and Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, Co-Director, Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University, Colle

Chairman Conaway and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University as you begin to formulate the commodity and risk management provisions of the next farm bill. As many of you know, our primary focus as been on analyzing the likely consequences of policy changes at the farm level with our one-of-a-kind dataset of information that we collect from commercial farmers and ranchers located across the United States.