International Agriculture and Trade Outlook No. (WRS-0503) 35 pp

April 2005

Recent Agricultural Policy Reforms in North America

Countercyclical assistance is the common thread among recent agricultural policy innovations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In other areas, the three countries are pursuing distinct agricultural policies, reflecting differing national objectives and economic contexts.

Keywords: Canada, Mexico, agricultural policy, 2002 Farm Act, Agricultural Policy Framework, Agri-food Armor, National Agreement for the Countryside

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