Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Journal or Book Title
The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy
First Page or Article ID Number
The debate over a new farm bill has focused on how to spend an additional $73.5 billion in funding for the agricultural budget over ten years. The House of Representatives, the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senators Cochran and Roberts (supported by the Bush Administration) have each proposed a structure for the next farm bill. A critical question becomes whether these proposals conflict with U.S. commitments to limit subsidies under the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement. This paper explores this issue and concludes with a discussion of the future direction of U.S. farm subsidies and new WTO agreements.
The Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy
Hart, Chad E. and Babcock, Bruce A., "U.S. Farm Policy and the WTO: How Do They Match Up?" (2002). Economics Publications. 563.