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Policy Issues in the Changing Structure of the Food System

Policy Issues in the Changing Structure of the Food System AAEA Preconference Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 2000


DOCUMENTS AND DISCUSSION ARTICLES

DISCUSSION BOARD

Participate in the continuing discussion about the structural changes facing the U.S. food production and distribution industry. Register here for the "Changing Structure" discussion forum through AAEA. Post your questions and comments. Debate positions and policy options. Share the opinions of others involved in this arena. The forum is open - tell us your thoughts. THE PRESENTATIONS


VALUE CHAINS IN THE FOOD SYSTEM
Chair:  Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation

Presentation

Critical Dimensions of Structural Change
Mike Boehlje, Purdue University

Biography
 Paper
Presentation


THE DRIVING FORCES OF STRUCTURAL CHANGE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
Chair:  Steve Meyer, National Pork Producers Council

Consumers in the Driver’s Seat and Industry Response
Jean Kinsey, University of Minnesota

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Value Chains in the Livestock and Grain Sectors
Marvin Hayenga, Iowa State University

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Value Chains in the Fruit and Vegetable Industry
Roberta Cook-Canela, University of California-Davis

 Biography
 Paper
Figures
Presentation

Corporate Ownership of Genetics and Monopolization of Gene Pools
William Lesser, Cornell University

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation


CONCENTRATION, LINKAGES AND LEGAL/ECONOMIC ISSUES
Chair:  Richard Kilmer, University of Florida

Where are Concentration and Linkages Problematic?
James MacDonald, Economic Research Service, USDA

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Application of Antitrust Standards to the Agricultural and Food System
Robert L. McGeorge, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Antitrust Issues in the New Food System
Neil Harl, Iowa State University

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Antitrust Issues in the New Food System
Jon Lauck, University of Minnesota

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Antitrust Issues in the New Food System
Charles English, Jr., Thelen Reid & Priest LLP

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation


TRADITIONAL FAMILY FARMS, RURAL COMMUNITIES AND THEIR FUTURES
Chair:  Mark Denbaly, Economic Research Services, USDA

Can (Should) We Save the Traditional Family Farm?
James Richardson, Texas A&M University

 Biography
 Paper
Presentationt

Future Prospects for Rural Communities
Thomas Johnson, University of Missouri

 Biography
Paper
Presentation


DEALING WITH STRUCTURAL CHANGE
Chair: Robert Milligan, Cornell University

Are Producer Alliances/Networks an Alternative for Producers?
Joan Fulton, Purdue University


Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Segmented Market Opportunities
Larry Lev, Oregon State University

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Does E-Commerce Offer Hope for Individual Producers?
Brian Buhr, University of Minnesota

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation


CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS
Chair:  David Schweikhardt, Michigan State University

Challenges in Managing the Business
Steve Sonka, University of Illinois

Biography
 Paper
Presentation

Working in an Integrated Food Firm
Joe Coffey, Southern States Cooperative (retired)

 Biography
Paper
Presentation

Public Policy for Dealing with Structural Change
Harold Harris, Clemson University

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation


CHALLENGES FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS
Chair:  Walt Armbruster, Farm Foundation

A Land Grant University Perspective
Marc Johnson, Kansas State University

 Biography
 Paper
 Presentation

A Food Industry Perspective
Richard Gady, ConAgra

 Biography
 Paper
Presentation


CLOSING COMMENTS
 Steve Halbrook, Farm Foundation

Presentation

A special thank you to the conference co-sponsors...

 
       

 

 

 
   
 
 

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