Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-716) 40 pp

June 1995

Agricultural Export Programs: Background for 1995 Farm Legislation

Since 1985, the United States has heavily supported agricultural exports with an array of programs. A central issue related to those programs is how best to support farm exports, and farm income, with lower price subsidies under the Uruguay Round Agreement of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and with U.S. budget constraints.

Keywords: export programs, exports, food aid, subsidies, credit, trade negotiations, world trade, Export Enhancement Program, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, market development, Market Promotion Program

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