Historic Foundations and 21st Century Issues
1. Auflage 2020,
432 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 158 mm x 219 mm, Gewicht: 736 g
Reihe: Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Mercier / Halbrook Agricultural Policy of the United StatesThis book serves as a foundational reference of U.S. land settlement and early agricultural policy, a comprehensive journey through the evolution of 20th century agricultural policy, and a detailed guide to the key agricultural policy issues of the early 21st century. This book integrates the legal, economic and political concepts and ideas that guided U.S. agricultural policy from colonial settlement to the 21st century, and it applies those concepts to the policy issues agriculture will face over the next generation.
The book is organized into three sections. Section one introduces the main themes of the book, explores the pre-Columbian period and early European settlement, and traces the first 150 years of U.S. agricultural policy starting with the post revolution period and ending with the “golden age” of agriculture in the early 20th century. Section two outlines that grand bargain of the 1930s that initiated the modern era of government intervention into agricultural markets and traces this policy evolution to the early days of the 21st century. The third section provides an in-depth examination of six policy issues that dominate current policy discussions and will impact policy decisions for the next generation: trade, environment/conservation, commodity checkoff programs, crop insurance, biofuels, and domestic nutrition programs.
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IntroductionNative American and Colonial AgricultureLand Distribution and the Expansion of the American LandscapeOpening up the American West Water Access and Immigration IssuesPublic Sector Institutions, Education, and InnovationInfrastructure InvestmentsGolden Age of US AgricultureFood Safety LawsBringing Equity to Agricultural Input and Output MarketsCoping with Twin ShocksEarly Federal Policy Responses US Policy During and After World War IISupply Control While Expanding DemandGovernment StockholdingThe New Global Environment: 1996-2004 Most Recent Farm Bills: 2008-2018Policy Spotlight: Agricultural Trade PolicyPolicy Spotlight: Conservation and Environmental PolicyPolicy Spotlight: Commodity Promotion ProgramsPolicy Spotlight: The Federal Crop Insurance ProgramPolicy Spotlight: Federal Biofuels PolicyPolicy Spotlight: Domestic Nutrition ProgramsConclusions