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Title: AN INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENCES IN AGRICULTURAL EXPENDITURE BY STATE GOVERNMENT
Authors: Ospina, Enrique
Gunderson, Ralph O.
Issue Date: 1990-12
Abstract: Agriculture department programs in 43 states surveyed offer similar services in regulation, market promotion, and natural resource conservation but are organized differently. Two OLS equations were estimated to explain state agriculture department expenditures as a function of gross farm sales, farm receipts mix, degree of government centralization, the proportion of metropolitan area residents, and tax capacity. A positive relation was found between state agricultural spending and gross farm sales and the percent of fruit/vegetables farm receipts. However, the results cast doubt over the Leviathan thesis of increasing government spending resulting from bureaucratic power.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/32058
Institution/Association: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics>Volume 15, Number 02, December 1990
Total Pages: 9
Language: English
From Page: 291
To Page: 299
Collections:Volume 15, Number 02, December 1990

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