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Author Wright, Brian.

Title Reforming agricultural commodity policy / Brian D. Wright and Bruce L. Gardner.

Published Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  338.1873 WRIG {Bund19 20110701}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 153 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series AEI studies in agricultural policy
Notes "Publisher for the American Enterprise Institute."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Christopher DeMuth -- 1. Introduction / Daniel A. Sumner -- Agricultural Policy from the Ground Up: Goals for a New Regime / Brian D. Wright. 2. Goals for a New Regime. 3. Feasible, Achieved, and Now Obsolete Goals. 4. Popular, Desirable, but Infeasible Goals. 5. Popular, Desirable Goals That Are Efficiently Achievable Privately. 6. Relevant, Socially Inappropriate Goals Achievable with Public Intervention. 7. Policies to Write on a Clean Slate -- 8. Conclusion -- Practical Policy Alternatives for the 1995 Farm Bill / Bruce L. Gardner. 9. The 1995 Farm Bill. 10. Economic Situation and Baseline for Policy. 11. Policy Options for 1995 -- 12. Recommendations.
Summary This two-part study investigates potential reforms of commodity programs in the context of the legislative debate on the 1995 farm bill. Brian D. Wright considers a farm bill written on a clean slate, unconstrained by previous policy. Such legislation would depart radically from the current policy structure. Bruce L. Gardner analyzes a set of options that make a noticeable difference for the main commodities, yet are reachable from current policy and have visible political support. If followed, Gardner's proposals would move agriculture along the path laid out by Wright.
Other author Gardner, Bruce L.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
Subject Agriculture and state -- United States.
Produce trade -- Government policy -- United States.
Agricultural laws and legislation -- United States.
Farm Bill 1995.
ISBN 0844739065 (alk. paper)