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Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Biography

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“Established in 1984 by a grant from the U.S. Congress, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) is a unique, dual-university research program. With research centers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University and the Center for National Food and Agricultural Policy (CNFAP) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, FAPRI uses comprehensive data and computer modeling systems to analyze the complex economic interrelationships of the food and agriculture industry.”

“About FAPRI,” FAPRI website (accessed Sep. 17, 2007)


“To prepare baseline projections for the U.S. agricultural sector and international commodity markets. These multi-year projections are available in print and on the Web.

To examine the major commodity markets and analyze alternative policies and external factors for implications on production, utilization, farm and retail prices, farm income, trade, and government costs.

To help determine effective risk management tools for crop and livestock producers, and to analyze how government policy affects risk management strategies.

To brief staff members of the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees on projections for U.S. and world agricultural markets.

To disseminate research results through printed reports, staff presentations, and on the Web.”

“About FAPRI,” FAPRI website (accessed Sep. 17, 2007)

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