Politics and Economics and Farmers
Most short statements leave an impression that is partially untrue. The title of this book, World Agriculture in Disarray, is no exception. There is certainly contained in it much that is true. Products from the land are being produced at high cost in some parts of the world while elsewhere farm products that can be produced at low cost cannot be sold at all or only with great difficulty. The prices of farm products are manipulated by most governments and without any real knowledge of the consequences of such manipulation. In some countries consumers are forced to pay extremely high prices for many items on their food bill when comparable products could be made available at much lower prices. Economic relations among many friendly nations are soured by rigid adherence to economically unjustified restrictions upon trade in farm products.
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