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2007 Farm Bill: Policy, Options and Consequences

In each farm bill cycle, Farm Foundation and its National Public Policy Education Committee undertake a series of activities to increase understanding of policy issues.

The 2007 Farm Bill: Policy Options and Consequences is a series of leaflets on topics ranging from the political/economic environment of the farm bill to analysis of alternatives for wool and mohair policy. The leaflets identify the issue, options to address the issues and potential consequences of those options.

These documents are prepared by a team of economists from Land Grant universities and other organizations. The project is coordinated by Dr. Joe Outlaw of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. The leaflets are being posted as they are available.

Farm Policy Setting
  • Drivers of Change - Ron Knutson, Barry Flinchbaugh, Joe Outlaw
  • Political Setting - Ron Knutson, Charlie Stenholm, Barry Flinchbaugh
  •  International Setting - Tim Josling, Parr Rosson, Mechel Paggi, Darren Hudson
  •  Economic Setting and Commodity Outlook - Joy Harwood, Pat Westhoff
  • Budgetary Setting - Chip Conley, Joe Outlaw

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Agricultural Markets and Structure Policy


  • Biofuels - Roger Conway, Joe Outlaw







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