US Programs Affecting Food and Agricultural Marketing

  • Walter J. Armbruster
  • Ronald D. Knutson

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Market Evolution, Policy History, and Consumer Expectations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walter J. Armbruster, Ronald D. Knutson
      Pages 3-10
  3. Market Structure, the Supply Chain, and Marketing Orders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-64
    2. Ronald D. Knutson, Robert A. Cropp
      Pages 103-136
    3. Mechel Paggi, Charles F. Nicholson
      Pages 137-169
    4. John M. Crespi, Richard J. Sexton
      Pages 171-194
    5. Shida Rastegari Henneberry
      Pages 195-223
  4. Food Quality Standards, Food Safety, Border Inspection, and Invasive Pests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-226
    2. Diogo M. Souza-Monteiro, Neal H. Hooker
      Pages 249-271
    3. Dannele E. Peck
      Pages 301-346
  5. Market and Consumer Information, Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-348
    2. Jayson L. Lusk
      Pages 349-373
    3. Joe Parcell, Glynn Tonsor
      Pages 375-400
    4. Matthew C. Roberts
      Pages 401-416
  6. Societal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Dawn Thilmany McFadden
      Pages 419-442
    3. Michael J. Phillips
      Pages 443-470
    4. David Blandford
      Pages 471-504
  7. Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Ronald D. Knutson, Walter J. Armbruster
      Pages 507-520
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 521-536

About this book


With increasing globalization of markets, a wider array of programs has come to affect the food and agricultural marketing system, and many of today’s programs are more consumer oriented than producer oriented. This book brings together the thinking of the best researchers addressing the topics involved in these programs, and provides readily understood analyses of the challenges and opportunities facing the food and agricultural industry and the programs which impact industry performance. Many public sector programs and institutions affecting food and agricultural marketing were designed in the early and mid- 1900s, and while they have been updated, new demands are constantly being placed on them. The authors discuss the increased scope, complexity, and globalization of markets, the changes in technology that brought these changes about, and the need for policy and program adjustments. They also discuss the development of supply chains domestically and globally, from farm to consumption. The book addresses the safety of the food supply from both domestic and international sources. and the need to assure security of the food supply from external events while maintaining trade and open markets. The breadth of programs treated makes this book valuable to students and scholars in agricultural economics and agribusiness management, as well as to practitioners and policy-makers in the field.


Agriculture Food Markets Marketing Nutrition Regulation USDA

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter J. Armbruster
    • 1
  • Ronald D. Knutson
    • 2
  1. 1.Farm FoundationDarienUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4929-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4930-0
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