Plowshares and Pork Barrels

Plowshares and Pork Barrels

The Political Economy of Agriculture

eBook - 2005
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Agricultural subsidies in grains, cotton, milk, sugar, tobacco, honey, wool, and peanuts are analyzed in this examination of U.S. farm policy. Looking at such programs as food stamps, crop insurance, subsidized credit, trade credit, trade subsidies and import restrictions, conservation, agricultural research, and taxation, this historical perspective argues that these subsidies ultimately redistribute wealth to powerful agricultural interests who use their political clout to advance their economic interests at the expense of the general public. This analysis of government farm programs will appeal to professors and students who study agriculture; people affected by government farm policies; public officials, and businesses affected by agricultural policy such as those in food service, retail, and distribution.
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781598131932
1598131931
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 384 pages) :,illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Rucker, Randal Ray

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