The 2012 US Farm Bill and Cotton Subsidies

An Assessment of the Stacked Income Protection Plan

by Harry de Gorter

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A new programme in the upcoming US Farm Bill is intended to resolve the long standing dispute between the US and Brazil on cotton subsidies. Harry de Gorter of Cornell University evaluates this proposal, the Stacked Income Protection Plan for cotton (STAX), as well as its accompanying measures. Professor de Gorter includes recommendations on how the policy might be improved and offers insights on trends in US cotton production.

2 responses to “The 2012 US Farm Bill and Cotton Subsidies”

  1. Hamma Ali Kwajaffa

    It is interesting that we can have such a fora to discuss Cotton issues.This is a welcome development.

  2. soule Bio Goura

    C’est une évolution majeure qui peut contribuer à faire avancer les débats à l’OMC. Les pays en développement ont intérêt à un dénouement heureux de ce dossier pour faire avancer le contentieux entre les pays du Nord et ceux de l’Afrique de l’ouest sur les subventions

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