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Clayton K. Yeutter, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Papers

1976

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Liberalized Agricultural Trade -- At The Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Bilaterally Or Not At All!, Clayton K. Yeutter Jul 1976

Liberalized Agricultural Trade -- At The Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Bilaterally Or Not At All!, Clayton K. Yeutter

Clayton K. Yeutter, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Papers

For most of the 20th century, much of the world has fretted about agricultural surpluses. This has been particularly true of the major producing nations, with the United States being in the forefront. Only a decade ago, our "ever normal granaries" were bursting at their steel seams, and we were immersed in another agonizing appraisal of U.S. farm policy.

Then the shock came! In 1972 everything went wrong on the production front droughts, early frosts, monsoon problems, even the fish meal supply diminished because of an uncooperative ocean current. We suddenly realized that man was not quite as omniscient ...


Statement Of Ambassador Clayton K. Yeutter Representative Of The United States To The Thirty-Second Session Of The Contracting Parties To The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, November 22/23, 1976 Geneva, Switzerland, Clayton K. Yeutter Jan 1976

Statement Of Ambassador Clayton K. Yeutter Representative Of The United States To The Thirty-Second Session Of The Contracting Parties To The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, November 22/23, 1976 Geneva, Switzerland, Clayton K. Yeutter

Clayton K. Yeutter, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Papers

Mr. Chairman: IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES AT THIS THIRTY-SECOND SESSION OF THE GATT CONTRACTING PARTIES. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS MEETING EXTENDS WELL BEYOND THE SPECIFIC TRADE ISSUES ON THE AGENDA BEFORE US. IT REPRESENTS A CONTINUING EFFORT TO RESOLVE COMMON ECONOMIC PROBLEMS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION. THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS EFFORT SHOULD NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. WE ALL SHARE A FUNDAMENTAL SELF-INTEREST IN PRESERVING; IN THE FACE OF MAJOR ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES; AN OPEN TRADING SYSTEM BASED ON COOPERATION UNDER AGREED INTERNATIONAL RULES.