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Forces Shaping the U.S. Dairy Industry

Farm Foundation partnered with USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) to present a dairy policy workshop in September 2002 . The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 charged ERS with the responsibility to study future dairy policy relative to its potential impacts on the dairy industry, taxpayers and consumers. The 2002 workshop in Washington D.C. was the basis for the USDA report on dairy policy sent to Congress in the fall of 2004.

 Agenda
Farm-Level Structural Changes John Smith, Kansas State University,  presentation

Bob Cropp, University of Wisconsin-Madison,  presentation

Changing Markets and Demands Larry Hamm, Michigan State University

Mark Stephenson, Cornell University,  presentation

Dairy Policy Hal Harris, Clemson University,  presentation

Bruce Gardner, University of Maryland,  presentation

ERS Involvement in Recent Projects Don Blayney and Mary Anne Normille, ERS,  presentation

Monte Vandeveer, ERS,  presentation

Research Issues Mary Bohman, ERS,  summary report

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