Agricultural Trade in the 106th Congress: A Review of Issues Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Agricultural Trade in the 106th Congress: A Review of Issues
  • Series Title 106th Congress

Creator

  • Author: Becker, Geoffrey S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Author: Hanrahan, Charles E.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Author: Jurenas, Remy
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Resources, Science, and Industry Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2000-12-29

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The 106th Congress considered a number of trade policy developments against a backdrop of weak foreign demand and large world supplies of agricultural commodities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the value of U.S. agricultural exports fell between FY1996 (a record year) and FY1999 by almost $11 billion, to $49.2 billion. Agricultural exports did climb back to $50.9 billion in FY2000, and are now projected at $53 billion in FY2001. However, the pace of recovery concerned many agricultural groups and their supporters in Congress. Although they recognize that many world economic, farm production, political, and weather factors influence exports, many of these groups believe that the agricultural sector's future prosperity also depends upon such U.S. trade policies as: 1) encouraging China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), with its binding rules and responsibilities; 2) exempting agricultural exports from U.S. unilateral economic sanctions; 3) fully using export and food aid programs; and 4) aggressively battling foreign-imposed barriers to the movement of U.S. farm products. A few U.S. farm groups are wary of such approaches.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture in foreign trade
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Trade

Coverage

  • Place Name: China
  • Coverage Date: 2000

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL30789
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL30789 2000-12-29
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs1062