U.S. Agricultural Export Programs

T. he U.S. Government has launched several new programs and expanded many older export programs to encourage foreign sales of U.S. commodities. But, several factors continue to limit U.S. agricultural exports. Protectionist trade policies of other nations, fluctuating exchange rates, and a depressed global economy continue to challenge global demand for U.S. agricultural products. Four broad categories of U.S. agricultural export programs—food aid, export credit guarantees, export payments, and nonprice promotion—assist both exporters and importers of U.S. agricultural commodities. Food aid programs help friendly nations overcome hunger (see "Overseas Food Aid," elsewhere in this issue). Export credit guarantees for U.S. agricultural goods make credit available to foreign buyers facing foreign exchange constraints. Export payments help exporters compete for sales of specific commodities in markets where competitors subsidize their exports. Nonprice export market promotions stimulate product awareness and acceptance in export markets


Issue Date:
1991-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/266043
ISSN:
1056-327X
Language:
English
Published in:
Food Review: The Magazine of Food Economics, Volume 14, Issue 3
Page range:
53-56




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