Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 2003

Monitoring and Evaluation

image of Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 2003

This annual publication provides the most comprehensive description and assessment of agricultural and related policy developments in OECD countries. It presents data on the level and composition of support and protection to agriculture, and evaluates the extent to which countries are reforming their agricultural policies. Special sections are devoted to the analysis of the 2002 Farm Act in the United States and to agri-environmental policies in OECD countries.

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Analysis of the 2002 Farm Act in the United States

The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Act) was signed on 13 May 2002 and will be in effect for the period 2002-07. It includes a wide range of programmes for commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, research, forestry initiatives and energy, and replaces the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (1996 Farm Act), which provided the basic legislation governing farm policy during the period 1996-2002.

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