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Meet the challenges facing the U.S. agricultural market within the global arena! Economists, agricultural scientists, farm leaders, and trade specialists will find the information they need to determine the importance of specific crops and livestock products in international markets in Competition in Agriculture. Analyzing costs, quality, and policy impacts on such products as beef, dairy, pork, poultry, corn, cotton, fruits, peanuts, rice, soybeans, vegetables, and wheat, Competition in Agriculture provides you with an understanding of international markets to help you design strategies that will increase competitiveness and prevent losses. Complete with research findings, tables, graphs, and studies of domestic and foreign economic and trade policies, this book will help you improve your export capabilities and streamline trade costs in order to maximize market presence. This comprehensive book provides you with information from economic analyses that will help you determine the capability of important agricultural commodities to prosper in the growing international market. Competition in Agriculture offers you in-depth information that will assist you in enhancing and improving your status in the global marketplace. This valuable book: discusses the three aspects of competitiveness--economic policies, geography, and history--to help you understand the factors that influence competitive positioning of agricultural products defines competitiveness and examines factors that influence competitiveness, such as advances in technology; input costs; production economies; production quality and enterprise differentiation; promotion; and external factors, such as government policies and macroeconomic variables analyzes the dramatic effects the North American Free Trade Agreement has had on the U.S. and the world market examines how biotechnology affects the quality and quantity of crops and the implications this has on the world market investigates changing market trends that are influenced by new technologies, alternative methods of expanding trade, new economic and agricultural policies of the United States and other countries, and new or modified trade agreements, among othersOffering effective approaches for measuring and understanding competitiveness, this knowledgeable reference gives you strategies for maximizing the potential of major crop and livestock products. Competition in Agriculture will help you meet the challenges facing the U.S. agricultural market within the global arena in order to improve the quality of food and maintain and increase export revenues in the United States.
Contents About the Editors Contributors Foreword Chapter 1. Introduction Agricultural Exports Competitiveness Plan of Book References Chapter 2. Agricultural Competitiveness Issues and Concepts Issues in Agricultural Competitiveness Definitions of Competitiveness Factors Influencing Competitiveness Indicators of Competitiveness Chapter 3. The Competitiveness of U.S. Agriculture Introduction A Conceptual Framework The Case of U.S. Agriculture Comparison of Agricultural Growth in the United States and European Union Conclusions Chapter 4. Corn Introduction The Record: Changing Competitiveness in the U.S. Corn Industry Market Developments Influencing Competitiveness U.S. Policy and Competitiveness U.S. Trade Agreements and Corn Exports Indirect Effects of International Policy Changes Biotechnology and Competitiveness in the Corn Industry Export Performance and Technology Adoption Market Structure Conclusions Chapter 5. Wheat Introduction World Wheat Industry Trade Agreements and Policies Regional and National Competitiveness Conclusions Chapter 6. Rice Introduction United States Relative Cost of Production and Milling United States Agriculture Policy Rice Trade Agreements, Rules, and Regulations Impact of El Ni o on Global Rice Production The Arkansas Global Rice Model Conclusions Chapter 7. Soybeans Introduction Soybean Trade Research Competitive Position of the U.S. Soybean Industry Trade Agreements Conclusions Chapter 8. Cotton Introduction Imports and Exports Trade Research in Cotton Competitiveness of U.S. Cotton Conclusions Chapter 9. Peanuts Production Trade Competitive Position of the U.S. Peanut Industry Agriculture and Trade Policy Conclusions Chapter 10. Fruits Introduction Fruit Production Citrus Fruits Noncitrus Fruit Agricultural and Trade Policy Impacts Conclusions Chapter 11. Vegetables Introduction Vegetable Trade Research Competitive Position of the U.S. Vegetable Industry Conclusions Chapter 12. Miscellaneous Crops Wine Sugar Tobacco Implications for U.S. Trade in Wine, Sugar, and Tobacco Chapter 13. Beef Introduction The Changing Dynamics of World Beef Demand Overview of World Meat and Fish Consumption, 1985-1997 Trends in World Beef Production, 1985-1997 Trends in World Beef Consumption, 1985-1997 Trends in World Beef Trade, 1985-1997 U.S. Competitiveness in World Beef Markets Conclusion Chapter 14. Poultry Poultry Trade Research Competitive Position of the U.S. Poultry Industry Conclusions Chapter 15. Pork Introduction Structural Change in U.S. Port Industry The Changing Dynamics of Port Consumption U.S. Competitiveness in Global Port Markets Conclusions Chapter 16. The Food Processing Industry Introduction U.S. Exports of Processed Foods U.S. Imports of Processed Foods The Competitive Environment for Processed Foods Competitive Position of the United States Trade Agreements, Rules, and Regulations Conclusions Chapter 17. North American Free Trade and U.S. Agriculture Introduction CUSTA and NAFTA Implementation Overview of Agricultural Trade in NAFTA Countries NAFTA Impacts on Selected Commodities Animals and Animal Products Grains and Oilseeds Horticultural Products Other Commodities Conclusions Chapter 18. Biotechnology and Competitiveness Introduction Agrobiotechnology and Value Creation Value Appropriation and Firm and Industry Competitiveness Network Competitiveness Impacts of Agrobiotechnology on National Competitiveness Conclusions Chapter 19. Findings and Implications Introduction Importance of Agricultural Exports Market Shares Factors Affecting Competitiveness Technology Effects of Trade Agreements Conclusions Index Reference Notes Included