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.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Setting 1. The Economic Setting for U.S. Food and Agriculture 2. World Food and Agricultural Economy 3. Evolution of U.S. Food and Agricultural Policy: 1970s to 1990s 4. Structure of Food and Agricultural Sector Part Two: The Issues 5. Water, Agriculture, and Public Policy 6. Land Use Issues 7. Sustainable Agriculture 8. Domestic Food Aid Programs 9. Overseas Food Aid Programs 10. Food Quality: Safety, Nutrition, and Labeling 11. International Trade Agreements 12. U.S. Agricultural Trade Policy 13. Farm Prices, Income, Stability, and Distribution 14. Agricultural Supply Control 15. Commodity Policy 16. Federal Marketing Orders 17. Commodity Promotion Programs 18. Policy Alternatives to Protect Against Crop Failure in U.S. Agriculture 19. Rural Development and Human Resource Adjustment 20. Rural Credit Programs 21. Issues in Research and Education