Agricultural Policy in Disarray: Reforming the Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill, if passed, will set US farm policy for the next 5 years and cost some US $87 billion annually. Some of this spending will go toward the US farm safety net, which includes price and income support programs, conservation programs, and crop insurance. 

 Co-hosted with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), this seminar will launch the two-volume analysis of farm policy, Agricultural Policy in Disarray: Reforming the US Farm Bill, published by AEI press. The study’s three coeditors, Vincent Smith, Joseph Glauber, and Barry Goodwin, will be discussing the proposed bill and the farm safety net.

Welcome       

  • Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI

Speakers                    

  • Vincent H. Smith,  Professor, Department of Economics, Montana State University and Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute 
  • Barry Goodwin, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, NC State University
  • Erik Lichtenberg, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland

Discussants             

  • Kimberly Ann Elliott, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • David Orden, Professor, Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Virginia Tech University

Moderator    

  • Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI and Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute