Oil Crops Outlook No. (OCS-04D02) 22 pp

April 2004

Economic and Policy Implications of Wind-Borne Entry of Asian Soybean Rust into the United States

American soybean producers and the research, regulatory, and extension institutions supporting them are preparing for the potential wind-borne entry of Asian soybean rust into the United States. This report examines how the economic impacts of soybean rust establishment will depend on the timing, location, spread, and severity of rust infestation and on how soybean and other crop producers, livestock producers, and consumers of agricultural commodities respond to this new pathogen.

Keywords: Asian soybean rust, Phakopsora pachyrhizi, soybeans, wind-borne entry, economic losses, invasive species

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