This book contributes to 1995 policymaking by offering information concerning an array of issues fundamentally important to the U.S. agricultural and food sector. It reviews a set of policy approaches for dealing with these issues, and assesses trade-offs among these alternative approaches.
Hallberg, Milton C.
Part 1 The setting: the economic setting for US food and agriculture; world food and agricultural economy,; evolution of US food and agricultural policy - 1970s to 1990s,; structure of food and agricultural sector. Part 2 The issues - environment: water, agriculture and public policy; land-use issues; sustainable agriculture, Part 3 The issues - food and food aid: domestic food-aid programmes; overseas food-aid programmes, food quality - safety, nutrition and labelling. Part 4 The issues - international agriculture: international trade agreements; US agricultural trade policy. Part 5 The issues - commodity-policy issues: farm prices, income, stability and distribution; agricultural-supply control; commodity policy. Part 6 The issues - marketing and risk management: federal marketing orders; commodity-promotion programmes; policy alternatives to protect against crop failure in US agriculture. Part 7 The issues - rural programmes and education: rural development and human-resource adjustment; rural credit programmes; issues in research and education.