Sacred Cows And Hot Potatoes: Agrarian Myths And Agricultural Policy

1st Edition

William P. Browne, Jerry R Skees, Louis E Swanson, Paul Thompson

CRC Press
Published September 13, 2019
Reference - 151 Pages
ISBN 9780367286521 - CAT# K430133

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Summary

Sacred Cows and Hot Potatoes challenges many of the assumptions of current agricultural policies—such as equating "farm" with "rural," high farm prices with high farm incomes, or farm programs with food programs—and examines the agrarian roots of these policies. From the origins of agrarian myths to the latest controversies over farming and the environment, this book provides an overview of the use and abuse of agrarian values in policymaking. Illustrated with pictures, cartoons, and graphs, the book will appeal to a broad audience, including policymakers, rural sociologists, agricultural economists, political scientists, ethicists, and the interested public.

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