Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 2008

At a Glance

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This book is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture. Separate chapters describe and evaluate agricultural policies in each OECD country, including such important developments as the introduction of the single-payment scheme in the EU. This edition also includes a special chapter describing the revised method of estimating support to agriculture used for the first time in this report. As always, it includes extensive statistical data on support to agriculture broken down by type of support and commodity, as well as Statlinks, URLs linking to Excel® spreadsheet versions of tables and graphs.

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There was no significant change in 2007 in the overall policy setting. A stable peso and high international agricultural prices helped decrease market price support in 2007 relative to 2006, while there were much lower payments based on output under the Target Income Programme. However, expenditures on other programmes, such as PROGAN payments per animal unit, increased significantly. PROCAMPO budget rose very little, but payments based on input use rose sharply in 2007 as compared to 2006, mainly due to support for purchase of price hedging contracts. With the elimination of the remaining duties on agricultural commodities in trade with the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement was fully implemented.

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