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Title: THE IMPACT OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY FOOD MANUFACTURING FIRMS ON U.S. FARM POLICY
Authors: Kinsey, Jean D.
Ndayisenga, Fidele
Keywords: agribusiness
agricultural commodity programs
farm policy
food manufacturers
lobbying
political contributions
Issue Date: 1999
Abstract: This study generates an econometric model of the allocation of political contributions by food firms. It combines information about food firms' total expenditures for political influence with the behavioral assumption of profit maximization to test the hypothesis that food manufacturing firms do not lobby against farm policies. The results support the hypothesis. The inferences are conditional on the effects observed in the sample. The conclusions from this analysis may not be widely generalizable, but they do inform hypotheses about the intentions of food firms that participate in the political market.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/14678
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 1999
Total Pages: 15
Language: English
From Page: 21
To Page: 35
Collections:Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 1999

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