United States


  • 14-February-2011

    English

    Evaluation of Agricultural Policy Reforms in the United States

    The United States is one of the most important agricultural producers in the world. It has a very large domestic market and is the world’s largest exporter of agricultural products. Indeed, the share of US agricultural production exported is more than double that of any other US industry and the trade surplus in agricultural products acts as an important stimulus to the US economy. Thus, US agricultural policies exert a strong influence on world agricultural markets.   

    The United States maintains an array of agricultural policies with goals that range from the traditional objectives of stabilising agricultural production and supporting farm income to those that have more recently increased in importance, such as assuring adequate nutrition, securing food safety, encouraging environmental protection and facilitating rural development. 

    This study analyses and evaluates US agricultural policies, focusing on the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, in the context of developments in agricultural policy that have taken place in the United States since 1985. It looks closely at five US Farm Acts: the Food Security Act of 1985; the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990; the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996; the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Act); and the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. This study also discusses several emerging issues and challenges for US agricultural policies, and offers key policy recommendations.

  • 5-November-2010

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    Biosecurity in the New Bioeconomy

    Booklet for the conference on biosecurity organised by CSIRO in Canberra, November 2009 on the threats and opportunities, and sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CRP).

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  • 21-July-2010

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    Research Themes and Theme Co-ordinators

    Describes the sort of scientific agricultural research the CRP is interested in sponsoring or giving grants for researchers to carry out in another country, aiding international co-operation, international collaboration and networking; or for funding international conferences.

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  • 16-March-2010

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    Agricultural Water Pricing: United States

    A study of water pricing in the United States of America, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).

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  • 9-March-2010

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    OECD Country questionnaire, Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

    Country questionnaire for the OECD publication Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

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  • 25-September-2009

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    OECD-G20: International standards on structural policies key to emerging from crisis

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

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  • 25-September-2009

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    G20 Summit: Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

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  • 16-June-2008

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    United States: Environmental performance of agriculture since 1990

    Agri-environmental indicators for the US and data on the environmental performance of US agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).

  • 16-June-2008

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    US websites on agri-environmental issues

    Links to sites in the United States of America (USA) on agri-environmental issues.

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  • 21-January-2008

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    United States Fisheries Services

    Country inventory from the United States on fisheries services submitted in 2007.

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