Devolution of Farm Programs Could Broaden States' Role in Ag Policy

U.S. farms vary greatly in size, specialty, and household characteristics. U.S. regions differ markedly in natural resource endowments. And States themselves are widely divergent in terms of their preferences as to how funds from agricultural programs should be spent. Given this diversity, can the delivery of agricultural programs be better tailored to distinct State and local circumstances? Devolution, or the transfer to States of Federal funds and/or control of those funds, is one way of adapting national policies to suit local preferences more closely and of recognizing that program delivery costs can vary geographically.


Issue Date:
2004-11
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/129539
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/129539
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Amber Waves
Total Pages:
8




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