The Brief describes the domestic and international factors influencing US cotton policy: the US Farm Bill, the US-Brazil WTO cotton case, and the WTO’s sectoral initiative on cotton. Sumner discusses how each of these factors might impact future US cotton production, and, in turn, developing country farmers.

Read article here: U.S. Farm Programs and African Cotton.  International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Issues Brief, No. 22. By Daniel A. Sumner (February 2007)