Domestic and Trade Impacts of U.S. Farm Policy: Future Directions and Challenges

November 15-16, 2007

Inn Capitol/American Farm Bureau Federation Offices

Washington, DC

November 14

3:00- 5:00 p.m.    Registration, Holiday Inn Capitol

Thursday, November 15

7:30 a.m.              Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.           Keynote Speaker:  Senator Saxby Chambliss (RGA), Ranking Member, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, U.S. Senate

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.         US Domestic Agricultural Policy and Linkages to International Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation Perspective

Bob Young, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation Presentation

Canadian Perspective

Chris Leggett,  Agricultural Counselor, Canada Presentation

European Union Perspective

Dan Rotenberg, CounselorAgriculture, European Union, Delegation of the European Commission Presentation

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.       Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.      Industry Perspective on US Domestic Agricultural Policy

Becky Doyle, Owner, Hickory Grove Pork Farm

Rob Robinson, Business Transformation Lead, Syngenta Seed, NAFTA Presentation

Harry Kopp, Harry Kopp LLC, Washington,  DC Presentation

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.        Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.          Developing Countries and U.S. Farm Policy U.S. Farm Bill Options:
Implications for Developing Countries

Tim Josling, Professor Emeritus, Forum on Contemporary Europe, Stanford University  Presentation, Paper

Country Perspectives

Carlos de Abreu, Minister–Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Brazil

Manoj Joshi, Counsellor (Economic), Embassy of India Presentation

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.          Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.          Selected Paper Session I (2 concurrent sessions)

Selected Papers IA-WTO Impacts on Policy

The Potential Effects of WTO on Structural Change in Dairy Policy and Industry Structure

James Oehmke, Al Mussell, and Chistopher Wolf, George Morris Centre Presentation

Implications of WTO Domestic Support Commitments for Future U.S. Farm Policies

David Blanford, Penn State University, and Tim Josling, Stanford University Presentation

WTO Decoupling and Domestic Farm Program Design: U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Planting Restriction

Suzanne Thornsbury, David Schweikhardt, and Mollie Woods, Michigan State University Presentation

Equity Considerations of Eliminating Fruit and Vegetable Planting Restrictions

Edwin Young and Barry Krissoff, Economic Research ServiceUSDA Presentation, Paper

EU Member Country De Facto Moratoria on Genetically Engineered Corn

Rick Gilmore, President and CEO of GIC Group Paper

Selected Papers IB-Agricultural Policy and Energy

The Impact of U.S.and E.U. Biofuels Policies on Developing Countries

Charlotte Hebebrand and Kara Laney, International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council Presentation, Paper

U.S. Agricultural Policy and Energy

Andrew Schmitz and Charles Moss, University of Florida, and Troy Schmitz, Arizona State University Presentation

Analyzing the Impacts of Bio-Fuel Mandates on World Grain, Livestock, and Oilseed Sectors

Richard Stillman, Jim Hansen, Ralph Seeley, Dave Kelch, Agapi Somwaru, and Edwin Young, Economic Research ServiceUSDA

Presentation, Paper

Impacts of U.S. Biofuel Policies on International Trade in Meat and Dairy Products

Caroline Saundersa, Liz Marshallb, William Kaye-Blakea, Suzie Greenhalghc, and Mariana de Aragaopereiraa, aAgribusiness
and Economics Research Unit (AERU) – Lincoln University,  bWorld Resources Institute, cLandcare Research Presentation, Paper

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.     Reception, Sponsored by AFBF

Friday, November 16

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.         Selected Paper Session II (2 concurrent sessions)

Selected Papers IIA-International Effects of Farm Policy

Modeling Free Trade Demand Systems: Case of South Korean Beef Market

YoungJae Lee and Lynn Kennedy, Louisiana State University Presentation, Paper

Impact of the CAP Reforms on the U.S.-E.U. Cereal Trade Sector

Sachin Chintawar, Lynn Kennedy, and John Westra, Louisiana State University Presentation

Charting a New Direction for U.S. International Food Aid Outside of the U.S. Farm Policy Framework

Emmy Simmons, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa Presentation, Paper

Selected Papers IIB-International Agreements and Tools

Bilateral Trade in Textiles and Apparel in the U.S. Under the Caribbean Basin
Initiative: Gravity Model Approach

Osei Yeboah, North Carolina A&T, Saleem Shaik,  North Dakota State University, Victor OfariBoadu, North Carolina
A&T, and Albert Allen, Mississippi State University Presentation, Paper

U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Potential Gains for U.S. Agriculture

Anita Regmi, Ralph Seeley, and John Dyek, Economic Research ServiceUSDA Presentation, Paper

Getting Out of the Box: Transitioning Out of Direct Payments

David Abler and David Blanford, Penn State University Presentation, Paper

Implications of U.S. Farm Policy on Supply Chains for Food Trade in Asia

Thomas Reardon, Michigan State University, Thomas Wahl, Washington State University, and Mickey Paggi, California State UniversityFresno Presentation

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.       Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.      Selected Paper Session III (2 concurrent sessions)

Selected Papers IIIA-Domestic Policy Effects

Domestic and Trade Impacts of the 2007 Farm Bill on the U.S. Rice Sector

Eric Wailes, Ed Chavez, Bradley Watkins and Jeffrey Hignight, University of Arkansas

Analyzing the Impact of Changes in Trade and Domestic Policies: The Case of the Soybean Complex

Yan Xia, Rafael Costa, Dwi Susanto, Parr Rosson, and Flynn Adcock, Texas A&M University Presentation, Paper

International Trade and Budgetary Considerations of the 2007 U.S. Farm Bill Proposals

Bashir Qasmi and Evert Van der Sluis, South Dakota State University Presentation, Paper

U.S. Corporate Agribusinesses and Farms: A Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Policy

Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University Presentation

Selected Papers IIIB-Domestic Policy Effects

Agricultural Policy Effects on Land Allocation

Allen Featherstone and Terry Kastens, Kansas State University Presentation

Decoupled Farm Payments and the Role of Base Updating Under Uncertainty

Arathi Bhaskar and John Beghin, Iowa State University Presentation, Paper

The Capitalization of Decoupled Government Subsidies into Agricultural Land Rents

James Whitaker, Economic Research ServiceUSDA Presentation, Paper

The Impacts of Alternative Farm Bill Design on U.S. Agriculture

Keith Coble and Barry Barnett, Mississippi State University Presentation, Paper

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.       Lunch Charles W. Stenholm, Senior Policy Advisor, Olsson Frank Weeda, and Former U.S. Representative (TX)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.         Adjustment in U.S. Agriculture

Gary Adams, VP, Economics & Policy Analysis, National Cotton Council Jackie Theriot, Director, American Sugar Cane League and Mexican Trade Taskforce, Secretary/Treasurer, Louisiana Farm Bureau Presentation

Jon Doggett, VP of Public Policy, National Corn Growers Association

Darren Coppock, CEO, National Association of Wheat Growers Presentation

Robert Guenther, Senior VP, Public Policy, United Fresh Produce Association

3:00 p.m.                     Final Comments and Adjourn




Sponsors:        Southern Region Research Committee on Impacts of Trade and Domestic Policies on the
Competitiveness and Performance of Southern Agriculture (S-1016)

Farm Foundation

American Farm Bureau Federation

Center for North American Studies, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, Texas Tech University, and New Mexico State
University National Center for Peanut Competitiveness, University of Georgia Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies, North Dakota State University


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Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M

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