By Luther G. Tweeten, Stanley R. Thompson
Agricultural coverage reform has turn into a really sizzling subject. Over the following couple of years we'll see the investment for those courses being hotly debated. The thesis of this e-book is better-informed public is key to carry rationality to farm coverage. This e-book offers telling facts that markets paintings, that powerfuble advertisement farmers will earn returns on their assets as excessive as these earned somewhere else within the absence of source of revenue move to farmers.
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Given that laborsaving technology will not be stopped and that large farms don’t need help, the only affordable means for taxpayers (and consumers) to maintain a stable number of farms in the face of relentless technological change may be to subsidize retention of small f a r k with sales of under (say) $50,000 per year. But, as indicated earlier, targeting of small farms appears to be politically unacceptable. Using mandatory farm-size restrictions rather than payments to save family farms also will not work as laborsaving technology advances.
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Agricultural Policy for the 21st Century by Luther G. Tweeten, Stanley R. Thompson