Symposium 2: Impacts of North American Economic Integration on U.S. Agricultural Products



Flynn Adcock                                     Texas A&M University
Parr Rosson                                        Dept. of Agricultural Economics
(979) 845-8694                                   2124 TAMU
[email protected]                            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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