The Politics of Food Supply: U. S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy

The Politics of Food Supply: U. S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy

by Bill Winders, B. Winders
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300139241

ISBN-13: 9780300139242

Pub. Date: 05/19/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book deals with an important and timely issue: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. It explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal, showing how

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This book deals with an important and timely issue: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. It explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal, showing how divisions and coalitions within Southern, Corn Belt, and Wheat Belt agriculture were central to the ebb and flow of price supports and production controls. In addition, the book highlights the roles played by the world economy, the civil rights movement, and existing national policy to provide an invaluable analysis of past and recent trends in supply management policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300139242
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword James C. Scott ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xix

List of Abbreviations xxiii

Chapter 1 Introduction: Agriculture between State and Market 1

Part I Creating State Intervention

Chapter 2 The Early Battles Lost: Reaching for Regulation, 1920-1932 31

Chapter 3 Winning Supply Management: A New Deal for Agriculture, 1933-1945 51

Part II The Politics of Retrenchment

Chapter 4 Shifting Agricultural Coalitions: Sliding Back toward the Free Market, 1945-1975 77

Chapter 5 The Decline of the South: Changing Power within U.S. Agriculture, 1945-1975 105

Chapter 6 Agriculture and the Changing World Economy: The U.S. Food Regime, 1945-1990 129

Chapter 7 The 1996 Fair Act: Changing U.S. Agricultural Policy 159

Epilogue. After Fair: A New Departure? 194

Appendix. Notes on Methods and Data 207

Notes 213

Bibliography 249

Index 265

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