Peanuts and Sugar: Background, Policy and Provisions of Federal Programs

Edith Perez (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: BUS083000

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States is expected to be the fourth largest producer and exporter of peanuts in the world in 2015. In addition to its prominent role in international markets, U.S. peanut production and marketing is an important activity in several states located in the southeastern and southwestern United States. The U.S. sugar program is singular among major agricultural commodity programs in that it combines a floor price guarantee with a supply management structure that encompasses both domestic production for human use and sugar imports. The sugar program provides a price guarantee to the processors of sugarcane and sugar beets, and by extension, to the producers of both crops. This book provides a review of the background, policies and provisions on federal programs for both peanuts and sugar. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. U.S. Peanut Program and Issues
Randy Schnepf

Chapter 2. Peanut Program: Evolution from Supply Management to Market Orientation
Remy Jurenas

Chapter 3. U.S. Sugar Program Fundamentals
Mark A. McMinimy

Chapter 4. Sugar Provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79)
Remy Jurenas

Chapter 5. Projecting World Raw Sugar Prices
Stephen Haley

Index

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