Alternative Solutions to the Dairy Problem and the Role of the Agricultural Economist in Policy Formation and Analysis

Dairy product markets have been burdened with excess supplies since late 1979. The principal cause of these surpluses is overly high government price supports. This situation can be traced to a series of policy decisions made in the mid-1970s. The evolution of dairy policy during the last 10 years is examined and the implications of recent policy proposals are explored. The contributions of agricultural economists to the formulation of rational dairy policy is discussed and suggestions for improving their contributions to and influence on policy are made.

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Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council, 12, 2
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