Subsidy Reform - The Key to Successful Agricultural Globalization?

Julie Camp, Office of Communications and Public Relations, University of Georgia School of Law

Published in The Advocate,Fall 2004/Winter 2005, Vol. 39, No. 1.


As more countries seek to capitalize on the opportunities available through a global agricultural market, subsidies are increasingly becoming a hot topic among the World Trade Organization’s 148 member nations. At a November 2004 conference titled “Agriculture and the WTO - Subsidies in the Cross Hairs,” experts gathered at Georgia Law to provide their perspectives about agricultural globalization and the support some countries provide to their farmers.