4th Quarter 2004
Grab Bag
Clayton W. Ogg and G. Cornelis van Kooten
Decoupling is being considered or implemented worldwide to reduce production distortions, facilitate trade, improve environmental health, and lower commodity program costs. Decoupling approaches in Europe and North America are analyzed, drawing lessons for the future.
Louis Anthony Cox, Jr., John J. VanSickle, Douglas A. Popken, and Ranajit Sahu
Animal tracking and testing programs are considered, including programs that focus on Canadian animals. Calculations show that the economic value of a more aggressive tracking and testing program may exceed $500 million per year.

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