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Trade Basics

Papers in this section provide background and information on the basics of agricultural trade.

Understanding Basis: A Primer
By Carl Zulauf, Ph.D., Ohio State University, May 2019

Trade Theory and the Real World
By Bob Young, Ph.D., May 2019

The North American Agricultural Market
By Megan Provost, J.D., Farm Foundation, May 2019

An Overview of the World Trade Organization

By Megan Provost, J.D., Farm Foundation, April 2019

Members of the World Trade Organization
By Megan Provost, J.D., Farm Foundation, April 2019

The Sanitary and Phytosanitary and Technical Barriers to Trade Agreements: An Overview
By Daniella Taveau, April 2019

The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement: Interpretation and Challenges
By Bill Bryant, Bryant Christie Inc., April 2019

Trade Adjustment Assistance and Agriculture
By Paul Drazek, DTB Associates, January 2019

Why Trade? Globalization and the Benefits of Trade
By Robert Thompson, Ph.D., January 2019

Understanding the Basic Economic Principles of Trade
By Megan Provost, J.D., Farm Foundation, January 2019

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To help support the Trade Resource Center, Farm Foundation seeks partners among organizations, institutions, foundations, companies and individuals who are interested in trade discussions rooted in objective, factual information. To maintain neutrality and prevent bias or perceived bias, partners do not have input on information provided through the Center, including the substance or content of papers.

Farm Foundation gratefully acknowledges Gary and Marg MacDonald, Corteva AgriScience, Illinois Farm Bureau and Syngenta for their support of the Trade Resource Center.

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