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Chicago Fed Letter, No. 233b, December 2006
Globally Competitive Agriculture and the Midwest: A Conference Summary
At the conference, titled Globally Competitive Agriculture and the Midwest on September 29, 2006, participants examined the global playing field for midwestern agriculture, explored the implications of globalization for economic growth in the Midwest and discussed the influence of government policies on the global competitiveness of agriculture in the Midwest. A common thread of the conference was that world markets are crucial for Midwest agricultural growth and that U.S. farm policy needs to change with the times in order to promote continued growth for the Midwest.


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