U.S. Agricultural Trade: Trends, Composition, Direction, and Policy

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Leading markets for U.S. agricultural exports are Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, the European Union (EU), Taiwan, and Korea. The United States dominates world markets for corn, wheat, and cotton. Most U.S. agricultural imports are high-value products. The biggest import suppliers are Canada and the EU. Among the fastest-growing markets for U.S. agricultural exports are Canada and Mexico. Both the EU and the U.S. subsidize their agricultural sectors, but overall the EU out subsidizes the U.S. The U.S. has the most diverse food aid programs; others limit food aid to development assistance and emergencies.

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Hanrahan, Charles; Banks, Beverly & Canada, Carol September 25, 2006.

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  • Hanrahan, Charles Senior Specialist in Agricultural Policy; Resources, Science and Industry Division
  • Banks, Beverly Research Assistant; Knowledge Services Group
  • Canada, Carol Information Research Specialist; Domestic Social Policy Division

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Leading markets for U.S. agricultural exports are Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, the European Union (EU), Taiwan, and Korea. The United States dominates world markets for corn, wheat, and cotton. Most U.S. agricultural imports are high-value products. The biggest import suppliers are Canada and the EU. Among the fastest-growing markets for U.S. agricultural exports are Canada and Mexico. Both the EU and the U.S. subsidize their agricultural sectors, but overall the EU out subsidizes the U.S. The U.S. has the most diverse food aid programs; others limit food aid to development assistance and emergencies.

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  • September 25, 2006

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Hanrahan, Charles; Banks, Beverly & Canada, Carol. U.S. Agricultural Trade: Trends, Composition, Direction, and Policy, report, September 25, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10521/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.