The Economic Welfare and Trade Relations Implications of the 2014 Farm Bill

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27 Nov 2015
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
160 pages - 152 x 229 x 12mm
Currently there is no comprehensive account accessible to undergraduate students, graduate students, economic researchers who are not specialists in the area of agricultural policy, of the economic welfare effects of the 2014 Farm Bill, passed by the US Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 7, 2014. This edited collection consists of ten essays, each on the major areas of US farm programs that describes and assesses the economic welfare impacts of the programs in those areas. The chapters involve new research, but also heavily focus on providing assessments based on the current state of the art research. Each chapter is by distinguished scholars who are internationally recognized experts in the field.
Economists predict the economic and trade outcomes of what is officially called the 2014 Agriculture Act. Their topics include welfare disaster or triumph, a historical perspective, welfare effects of Title One programs, conservation and US agri-environmental policy, the negligible welfare effects of the international food aid provisions, World Trade Organization compliance, multiple peril crop insurance, convoluted and costly US dairy subsidies, the US sugar program, agricultural research policy, and rural development policy. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.
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