Agricultural Economics, Policy, and International Trade
FRED researchers examine focus on many issues that provide information to improve the competitiveness of Florida agricultural and sustainability of Florida's natural resources. For example, researchers focus on agricultural production, finance, and risk analysis with applications to management of complex farm and agricultural enterprises in a constantly changing environment. Other FRED researchers study issues related to agricultural, rural, resource, environmental, food, state, national, and international policies, regulations, and issues that influence trade and development. These projects enable a better understanding of U.S. and international trade and policy issues impacting the competitiveness of Florida agriculture and all specialty crops nationwide.