Symposium 1: The Economic Impacts of CAFTA-DR on Southern Agriculture


Parr Rosson
Flynn Adcock
[email protected]
(979) 845-3070
Texas A&M Agrilife
Dept. of Agricultural Economics
2124 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-2124

TITLE: The Economic Impacts of CAFTA-DR on Southern Agriculture

ABSTRACT: The United States has recently implemented a set of trade agreements with Central America and the Dominican Republic. Agricultural economists will assess the changes in trade resulting from CAFTA-DR. This symposium will discuss estimated economic impacts resulting from increased exports and competition from imports, including associated business activity, income, and employment. Lessons learned from recent experiences in free trade will be highlighted, examined, and discussed, and the implications for applied research and extension education program development will be discussed.


Stanley Fletcher, University of Georgia, Dept. of Ag and Applied Economics, 1109 Experiment St, Griffin, GA 30223-1797, 770-228-7231 x127, [email protected]

Flynn Adcock, Sarah McMahon and Parr Rosson, Texas A&M University, Dept. of AGEC, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2124, 979-845-7277, [email protected] and [email protected]

The Economic Impacts of CAFTA-DR on the Southern U.S.Livestock and Meat Industries and Grain”

Jaime Malaga, Texas Tech University Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Box 42132, Lubbock, TX 70409, 806-742-0621 x241, [email protected]

“CAFTA-DR: The Case of Cotton and Textiles”

P. Lynn Kennedy, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Ag Econ and Agribusiness, 101 Ag Admin Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604, 225-388-2726, [email protected],

“The Economic Impacts of Additional Sugar Imports under CAFTA-DR”

FORMAT: The moderator introduced the topic and moderate the symposium. Three speakers spoke about 20 minutes each to present their topic. The respondent summarized the presentations and set the stage for and interactive discussion, which should lasted about 30 minutes. Participation from attendees was invited and encouraged.

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