Here's six-point defense of farm subsidy program

Langcuster, Jim
November 2004
Southeast Farm Press;11/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p26
Trade Publication
This article reports on a six-point defense of farm subsidy program in the U.S. given by Robert Goodman, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University associate professor of agricultural economics. He is one of an embattled minority of farm economists throughout the nation who agree with farm producers that subsidies are critical to the future of farming. Six reasons in support of farm subsidies given by Goodman are: Stability; farm security; the pass-through effect; unintended consequences of a subsidy phase-out; and past successes reflects virtue of subsidy.


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