ARE CURRENT U.S. FARM COMMODITY PROGRAMS OUTDATED? ARGUMENTS IN THE NEGATIVE

Over the next two decades a level of government involvement in agriculture comparable to that of the past two decades can be justified. Indigenous, cyclical, and secular characteristics of agriculture provide a strong defense of this position. Abandoning commodity programs would have adverse consequences. A realistic set of policy goals is presented and suggestions for fine-tuning government programs are offered.


Issue Date:
1985-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32301
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 10, Number 2
Page range:
270-278
Total Pages:
9




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