ORGANIZERS:       Parr Rosson                                        Texas A&M University

                                    Flynn Adcock                                     Dept. of Agricultural Economics

                                    (979) 845-3070                                   2124 TAMU

                                                       College Station, TX 77843-2124


TITLE:          The WTO and Its Potential Impacts on U.S. Agricultural Policy

ABSTRACT: Much has been made of the potential impacts of the WTO and the Doha Work Program on domestic agricultural support. In the United States, the current WTO negotiating round, coupled with uncertainty surrounding the challenge to the U.S. cotton program brought by Brazil, has the potential to impact U.S. domestic agricultural policy. These program crops, grains, oilseeds, and cotton, are vitally important to Southern agriculture. The current status of the negotiations and their potential impacts on U.S. farm policy will be presented in this symposium. Implications for applied research and extension education will be highlighted, examined, and discussed.


Darren Hudson, Mississippi State Univ., 662-325-7998,

            P.O. Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS, 39762



Flynn Adcock and Parr Rosson, Texas A&M University
contact info above

            “Overview and Current Status of the Doha Work Program and Negotiations”


Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University
Dept of AGEC, 509 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
“Expected Changes to U.S. Farm Policy Resulting from the Doha Round”


John Robinson, Texas A&M University
Dept of AGEC, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2124
“The WTO, Policy Changes, and Southern Cotton Producers”


FORMAT: Hudson introduced the topic and moderated the symposium. Each of three speakers spoke 20 minutes to present their topic. Hudson responded to the presentations and set the stage for an interactive discussion, which lasted 30 minutes. Participation from attendees was invited and encouraged.