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The Pending 2008 U.S. Farm Bill in Perspective
(Virginia Tech, 2008-01)
This paper examines the issues facing U.S. farm policy in 2007 and beyond in an historical context. Reforms of the main commodity programs along a cash-out and decoupling path peaked when prices were high in 1995-96. Recent ...
The Challenge Of Increasing Global Trade: How To Address Linkages And Barriers
(Virginia Tech, 2008-02-22)
Two specific cases of trade regulation are examined in this presentation. In the case of avocados from Mexico, the U.S. market has been opened following more than a decade of related rule making. Substantial imports now ...