Domestic & Trade Impacts of U.S. Farm Policy: Future Directions and Challenges

The impacts of domestic agricultural policy on producers, suppliers and retailers, and international trade were examined at the conference, Domestic and Trade Impacts of U.S. Farm Policy: Future Directions and Challenges. This event was Nov. 15-16, 2007 in Washington, D.C.

Targeted to policy makers, industry and government leaders, and academics, the conference program highlighted four key areas – industry perspectives, producer perspectives, impacts of domestic agricultural policy to international trade agreement, and the perspectives of developing countries.

Selected papers were presented in five areas:  WTO impacts on policy; agricultural policy and energy; international effects of farm policy; international agreements and tools; domestic policy effects.

Conference sponsors:

  • Farm Foundation,
  • Southern Region Research Committee on Impacts of Trade and Domestic Policies on the Competitiveness and Performance of Southern Agriculture (S-106),
  • American Farm Bureau Federation,
  • Center for North American Studies, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and Texas Cooperative Extension, and Louisiana State University Agricultural Center,
  • National Center for Peanut Competitiveness at the University of Georgia, and
  • Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University.


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