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Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2021

Addressing the Challenges Facing Food Systems

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This annual report monitors and evaluates agricultural policies in 54 countries, including the 38 OECD countries, the five non-OECD EU Member States, and 11 emerging economies. The report includes country specific analysis based on up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture that are compiled using a comprehensive system of measurement and classification – the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates (PSE and CSE) and related indicators. This year’s report focuses on policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and analyses the implications of agricultural support policies for the performance of food systems.

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United States

Support provided to agricultural producers in the United States consistently measures below the OECD average. Producer support declined from 19.5% of gross farm receipts in 2000-02 to 12% in 2018-20. The share of potentially most-distorting transfers was 32% in 2018-20, also below the OECD average and lower than in 2000-02. On average, prices received by farmers in 2018-20 were 4% higher than in world markets, largely as a result of market price support (MPS) for milk, sugar and to a lesser extent sheep meat. Border measures (including tariff rate quotas) protect these commodities. Producer prices of other commodities mostly align with border prices.

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