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Published on Aug 2, 2018
Title: Trade Disputes, Trade Relief and the Farm Bill
Video: August 2, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Westhoff, Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Professor in the MU Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Description: As Congress considers a new farm bill, trade disputes have had a negative impact on prices for soybeans and other agricultural commodities and the Administration has announced plans to provide additional federal support to the farm sector. As of 08/02/18 Westhoff brought perspective to this quickly-changing situation and discussed possible implications for agricultural markets and farm program payments.
Bio: Dr. Patrick Westhoff is the director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri–Columbia and a professor in the MU department of agricultural and applied economics. He has degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University. He served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, and was an economist with the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry before joining MU in 1996.