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Policy Goals and the Design of Farm Programs: An Evaluation of FAIR

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  • Knutson, Ronald D.
  • Richardson, James W.
  • Smith, Edward G.
  • Anderson, David P.
  • Ochoa, Rene F.

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Evaluating the performance of our current farm programs initially requires a specification of policy goals. In performing this exercise, we conclude that the goals have changed, much like the policies have changed. We then evaluate whether the current set of policies will fulfill the goals in a politically acceptable manner. It is concluded that this is questionable, at least in the short run. Moreover, it is concluded that, regardless of what is done in policy terms, the farm structure will continue to undergo dramatic change. Policies will affect the rate of change in structure, but not the direction which will continue toward fewer but larger integrated farms.

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  • Knutson, Ronald D. & Richardson, James W. & Smith, Edward G. & Anderson, David P. & Ochoa, Rene F., 1999. "Policy Goals and the Design of Farm Programs: An Evaluation of FAIR," Working Papers 42791, Texas A&M University, Agricultural and Food Policy Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:tamfwp:42791
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.42791
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    1. Keough, Mary J. & Outlaw, Joe L. & Smith, Edward G. & Knutson, Ronald D., 1989. "Are Farm Program Benefits Equitable Across Program Commodities?," Working Papers 258038, Texas A&M University, Agricultural and Food Policy Center.
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