Whither Farm Policy?

dc.contributor.author Babcock, Bruce
dc.contributor.author Babcock, Bruce
dc.contributor.department Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
dc.date 2018-02-16T22:12:07.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:54:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T04:54:18Z
dc.date.embargo 2015-08-13
dc.date.issued 2015-08-13
dc.description.abstract <p>As the U.S. Congress prepares to pump at least $8.7 billion in supplemental aid to farmers (on top of the $10.5 billion that has already been earmarked), many people—both in and out of agriculture—are openly wondering if there isn’t a better way to run farm programs. To many, it seems that we have no coherent farm policy in the sense that tax dollars are being committed with no clear objective in mind. After two straight years of supplemental appropriations, it is clear that the current farm program (the FAIR Act of 1996, commonly known as Freedom to Farm) is not a politically sustainable policy. And, the policy objective of the ad-hoc aid is clouded by the apparent inability of Congress to pass aid packages targeting assistance to the most at-risk farmers.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture Law
dc.subject.disciplines Economic Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Public Economics
dc.title Whither Farm Policy?
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