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The Evolution and Coordination of U.S. Commodity and Resource Policies

  • G. C. Rausser
  • W. E. Foster
Part of the Agricultural Management and Economics book series (AGRICULT.MANAG.)

Abstract

There is a growing popular and professional awareness of the incoherence of government policy. It has been argued in numerous forums that the Federal government’s contradictory policies hobble U.S. industry. In the popular media, many articles have described these incoherent policies (e.g., Business Week 1980). A frequently cited example is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restricting the use of pesticides while the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USD A) promotes pesticides for agricultural and forestry uses.

Keywords

Conservation Reserve Program Resource Policy Deadweight Loss Wealth Transfer Agric Econ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Rausser
    • 1
  • W. E. Foster
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Economics and BusinessNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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