Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2019

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This annual report monitors and evaluates agricultural policies spanning all 6 continents, including the 36 OECD countries, the 5 non-OECD EU Member States, and 12 emerging economies. It is a unique source of up-to date estimates of support to agriculture using a comprehensive system of measuring and classifying support to agriculture – the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates (PSEs and CSEs), the General Services Support Estimate (GSSE) and related indicators – which provide insight into the increasingly complex nature of agricultural policy and serve as a basis for OECD’s agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation. Comprehensive country chapters and the Statistical Annex containing detailed background tables with indicators of agricultural support are available in electronic form at the publication website.

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United States

The level of support provided to agricultural producers in the United States has been consistently below the OECD average. Producer support (PSE) was 10% of gross farm receipts in 2016-18. On average, prices received by farmers in 2016-18 were 4% higher than those observed in world markets, largely as a result of Market price support (MPS) for milk, sugar, and to a lesser extent sheep meat. These commodities are protected by border measures (including tariff rate quotas). Producer prices of other commodities are mostly aligned with border prices. Support to consumers accounts for close to half of total support to US agriculture as a result of US domestic food assistance programmes. Expenditures for general services (GSSE) were equivalent to 4.9% of agricultural value added in 2016-18, below the OECD average.

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