1st Edition

Rich Man's Farming The Crisis in Agriculture

By Michael Franklin Copyright 1988

    Originally published in 1988, this book was written at a time of excessive budgetary costs, huge surpluses and damaging trade conflicts. This study examines why a crisis situation was allowed to develop, nd proposes the most effective ways, both nationally and internationally – to chieve more rational agricultural support and trade policies. It concentrates on the efforts to reform the Common Agricultural Policy in the EU, on United States support policies, and on the GATT negotiations.



    Michael Franklin was Permanent Secretary to the British Ministry of Agriculture.

    ‘Written in an easy-to-read style, this text…is a valuable digest of the problems and policy changes of the CAP.’ Brian Ilbery, Geography Vol 70, No. 2