Media Advisory: Study Shows Excessive Domestic Support by Advanced Developing Countries Hurt U.S. Wheat Farmer Income

What: In February 2015, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and USA Rice Federation presented results of a study showing that several advanced developing countries have dramatically increased subsidies for agricultural production over the past ten years to levels that exceed their WTO commitments — in most cases by large margins.

Now, results of a new, ground-breaking econometric study sponsored by USW show that excessive subsidies in China, India, Turkey and Brazil significantly drive down U.S. wheat farm gate prices, alter trade flows and manipulate planting decisions.

USW and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) invite you to learn more from the study author, wheat farmers and others about how the trade distortion caused by these policies cost U.S. wheat farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost farm revenue every year.

Who:

  • Dr. Dermot Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agribusiness, Iowa State University
  • Brett Blankenship, Wheat Farmer and President, National Association of Wheat Growers
  • Jason Scott, Wheat Farmer and Vice Chairman, U.S. Wheat Associates
  • Craig Thorn, Partner, DTB Associates
  • Dalton Henry, Director of Policy, U.S. Wheat Associates

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday, September 14, 2015 

Where: National Association of Wheat Growers, Wheat Growers Building

415 2nd St NE; Washington, DC 20002

(202) 547-7800

Call-In Information: Dial: 800-444-2801 Code: 5634564

RSVP: Please RSVP kmckee@wheatworld.org if you plan to attend in person or call in.