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Has the Importance of Foreign Markets for U.S. Agriculture Been Oversold?

  • Bruce L. Gardner
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Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 20)

Abstract

From Colonial days until now, trade in cotton, grain, and tobacco have been major items on the economic and political agenda for agriculture. Farmers have expressed no greater political outrage over the last 50 years than they did in response to the grain-export embargoes of the 1970s. Each party’s Presidential candidate since 1980 has pledged to abjure embargoes. Secretaries of Agriculture, whatever their party and policy differences, have been relentless promoters of agricultural exports.

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Foreign Market Export Market Commodity Price Farm Income Land Price 
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  • Bruce L. Gardner
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  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

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