Agricultural Globalization Trade and the Environment

  • Editors
  • Charles B. Moss
  • Gordon C. Rausser
  • Andrew Schmitz
  • Timothy G. Taylor
  • David Zilberman

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Agricultural Globalization, Trade, and the Environment: Introduction

    1. Charles B. Moss, Timothy G. Taylor
      Pages 1-10
  3. Farm Programs and Trade Liberalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. David Orden
      Pages 13-33
    3. Luther Tweeten
      Pages 35-60
    4. Carlton G. Davis, Ballayram, Edward A. Evans, Clive Y. Thomas
      Pages 81-113
    5. Charles B. Moss, Chris de Bodisco
      Pages 115-131
  4. Tariffs Quotas and Rent-Seeking Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Harry de Gorter, Gordon C. Rausser, Andrew Schmitz
      Pages 179-211
    3. Chris Dumas, Troy G. Schmitz
      Pages 213-238
    4. Philip L. Paarlberg, John G. Lee
      Pages 239-252
    5. Thomas H. Spreen, John J. VanSickle, Charlene M. Brewster
      Pages 253-267
  5. Foreign-Direct Investment Trade and Vertical Contracting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Timothy G. Taylor, James L. Seale Jr.
      Pages 329-343
  6. Trade and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Richard E. Just, Sinaia Netanyahu
      Pages 371-406
    3. Larry Karp, Xuemei Liu
      Pages 407-422
    4. David Zilberman, Xuemei Liu, David Sunding
      Pages 423-438
    5. Chris Dumas, Charles B. Moss, Andrew Schmitz
      Pages 439-454
  7. Trade and Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-455
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 521-542

About this book


The relative prosperity in U.S. agriculture that attended the passage of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 was followed by a general decline in U.S. agricultural prices from 1998 to 2000. This trend in declining prices continues through the year 2001, despite the movement toward more liberalized agricultural trade. Trade liberalization has been the result of a variety of factors, including the implementation of the Uruguay Round Agreement, and the establishment of a variety of regional trade agreements, such as the North America Free Trade Agreement. Needless to say, in the face of falling agricultural prices and increasingly liberalized ag­ ricultural trade, the agricultural policy scene is an extremely complex one, both locally and globally. The chapters in this volume look to understand this complexity by ad­ dressing the interaction between trade, the economic well-being of the farm sector, and the possibilities for future policy reform. The chapters collected here explore a number of different issues, including the operation of the tar­ iff-rate quotas established under the Uruguay Round Agreement, the impli­ cations of sanitary and phytosanitary restrictions on trade, and the growing controversy over genetically modified organisms. In addition, several chap­ ters analyze the interaction between agricultural trade and environmental concerns.


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