Cotton, rice, sugar and dairy are important commodities to the developing world, and US agricultural policy plays a role in shaping the world market for these goods. While the debate over the 2007 Farm Bill is underway, the US has faced global pressure to remove trade distorting aspects of its farm programs for white commodities. This IPC Policy Focus outlines the unique nature of these support programs, and shows how they are emblematic of the distorting nature of US agriculture policy.

See PDF article here: US Farm Policy and the White Commodities: Cotton, Rice, Sugar, and Milk by Daniel A. Sumner, June 2007.