Unexpected Issues for Produce Markets: WTO Decoupling and Domestic Farm Program Design Report as inadecuate




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Nonprogram crops such as produce are typically considered peripheral to U.S. farm policy discussions, yet impacts of the World Trade Organization decoupling requirement on the fruit and vegetable planting restriction was a major issue in the 2007/08 farm bill. Evolution of planting flexibility in U.S. farm programs has not extended to most specialty crops and Brazil's challenge of cotton support programs highlighted the exception. Despite research results indicating limited diversions of program crop acreage with elimination of the restriction, the political stakes and potential gains from farm policy outcomes were raised considerably for nonprogram crop sectors.

Keywords: fruit and vegetable planting restriction ; planting flexibility ; political economy ; supply response

Editor(s): Epperson, James

Escalante, Cesar

Subject(s): Farm Management

Issue Date: 2011-2011-2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

ISSN: 0738-8950

Language: English Published in: Journal of Agribusiness, Volume 29, Number 1 Page range: 143-158

Record appears in: Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia > Journal of Agribusiness





Author: Thornsbury, Suzanne ; Schweikhardt, David ; Woods, Molly

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/260162?ln=en



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