Plowshares and pork barrels [electronic resource] : the political economy of agriculture / E.C. Pasour, Jr. and Randal R. Rucker ; foreword by Bruce L. Gardner
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- The role of economics in agricultural policy analysis -- Economic efficiency and equity in U.S. agriculture -- Government and the economy : private versus collective choice -- Public choice : the economics of the political process -- Implications of public-choice theory for agricultural policy -- The farm problem and economic justice -- The role of government in U.S. agriculture -- Price supports, parity, and cost of production -- History and overview of production controls and marketing quotas -- Production controls, price supports, and current farm programs -- Cooperatives and marketing orders -- Effects of agricultural commodity programs -- Subsidized food programs -- International trade and trade restrictions -- Crop insurance, market stabilization, and risk management -- Subsidized credit in U.S. agriculture -- Conservation and "protection" of natural resources -- Agricultural research and extension activities -- Taxation in agriculture -- The effects of government farm programs -- The farm security and rural investment act of 2002 : how it updated existing law.
- 9780945999034 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0945999038 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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