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Author Coppess, Jonathan, author.

Title The fault lines of farm policy : a legislative and political history of the farm bill / Jonathan Coppess.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 485 pages)
Summary "At the intersection of the growing national conversation about our food system and the long-running debate about our government's role in society is the complex farm bill. American farm policy, built on a political coalition of related interests with competing and conflicting demands, has proven incredibly resilient despite development and growth. In The Fault Lines of Farm Policy Jonathan Coppess analyzes the legislative and political history of the farm bill, including the evolution of congressional politics for farm policy. Disputes among the South, the Great Plains, and the Midwest over farm policy form the primordial fault line that has defined the debate throughout farm policy's history. Because these regions formed the original farm coalition and have played the predominant roles throughout, this study concentrates on the three major commodities produced in these regions:corn, cotton, and wheat. Coppess examines policy development by the political and Congressional interests representing these commodities, including basic drivers such as coalition building, external and internalpressures on the coalition andits fault lines, and the impact of commodityprices. This exploration of the political fault lines provides perspectives for future policy discussions and more effective policy outcomes."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. An Introduction: Fault Lines and Farm Policy -- 2. The Origins of Farm Policy, 1909-1933 -- 3. Adjusting to the New Deal and War, 1933-1945 -- 4. Transitions and Turbulence After War, 1945-1949 -- 5. A Surplus of Problems and Disagreement, 1950-1969 -- 6. The Commodity 'Roller Coaster' and the Crash, 1970-1989 -- 7. Revolution and Reform Launch the Modern Era, 1990-1999 -- 8. Cotton, Ethanol & Risk Management Form the Modern Era, 2000-2010 -- 9. Old Fights Plague the Agricultural Act of 2014, 2011-2014 -- 10. Trying to Reason with the Fault Lines -- Appendix A: Graphs and Charts -- Appendix B: Bills and Terms.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject United States. Agricultural Act of 2014 -- Legislative history.
Agricultural Act of 2014 (United States)
Agricultural laws and legislation -- United States -- Legislative history.
Agricultural laws and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Agriculture and state -- United States.
Agriculture and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Coppess, Jonathan. Fault lines of farm policy. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2018 9781496205124 (DLC) 2018022855 (OCoLC)1031915846
ISBN 9781496212542 (electronic bk.)
1496212541 (electronic bk.)