OATS IMPORTS, THE U.S. MARKET, AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

The United States became a net importer of oats during 1982-86, with imports ranging from 4 to 34 million bushels, mostly from Canada, Sweden, and Finland. As a result of increased oats imports in crop years 1983-86, domestic supply increased modestly, producer prices declined slightly, and domestic feed use rose somewhat. Net Government outlays were estimated to increase by $0.4-$4.5 million annually. Additional imports did not significantly affect the Government program objectives for oats. U.S. harvested acreage of oats has shifted somewhat to barley because of higher net returns caused in part by Government programs. To the extent that program provisions have provided disincentives for oats production, oats imports have served as a counterbalancing force.


Issue Date:
1987-08
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/277951
Language:
English
Total Pages:
55
Series Statement:
AGES870601




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