Symposium 1: The Implications of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations and World Trade Organization Rulings on U.S. Agricultural Policy


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

TITLE:          The WTO and Its Potential Impacts on U.S. Agricultural Policy

ABSTRACT: Much has been made of the potential impacts of the WTO and the Doha Work Program on domestic agricultural support. In the United States, the current WTO negotiating round, coupled with uncertainty surrounding the challenge to the U.S. cotton program brought by Brazil, has the potential to impact U.S. domestic agricultural policy. These program crops, grains, oilseeds, and cotton, are vitally important to Southern agriculture. The current status of the negotiations and their potential impacts on U.S. farm policy will be presented in this symposium. Implications for applied research and extension education will be highlighted, examined, and discussed.


Darren Hudson, Mississippi State Univ., 662-325-7998, [email protected], P.O. Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS, 39762


Flynn Adcock and Parr Rosson, Texas A&M University, contact info above
“Overview and Current Status of the Doha Work Program and Negotiations”

Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University, Dept of AGEC, 509 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-9822, [email protected]
“Expected Changes to U.S. Farm Policy Resulting from the Doha Round”

John Robinson, Texas A&M University
Dept of AGEC, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2124
979-845-8011, [email protected]
“The WTO, Policy Changes, and Southern Cotton Producers”

FORMAT: Hudson introduced the topic and moderated the symposium. Each of three speakers spoke 20 minutes to present their topic. Hudson responded to the presentations and set the stage for an interactive discussion, which lasted 30 minutes. Participation from attendees was invited and encouraged.

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