Farmer’s Perceptions of Cost of Regulations in the Northeastern US

Regulation and compliance are major issues within the agricultural industry. We attempt to gain a better understanding of the factors effecting the cost of compliance in the agricultural sector. We conducted an online survey during Fall 2014 on Northeastern agricultural producers. A total of 600 surveys were collected representing all types of agricultural production within the Northeastern U.S. We find producers perceive all regulations have increased since 2010, but environmental, food safety, and environmental regulations having been perceived to increase the most. Over half of the survey respondents indicated a significant increase in the cost of compliance for state regulations. However, fines after inspection was found to have little impact on the cost of compliance. We also find that older farmers have less costs of compliance and bigger farms have more costs of compliance.

Issue Date:
Jan 17 2018
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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