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Article

Abstract

The implications of the 1996 Freedom to Farm Bill go far beyond free market agriculture. By moving away from past farm policy and lifting subsidy payments, America's small farmers will be forced out of business. This should have happened gradually over the years. With current agricultural technology and the unique structure of the agriculture industry, the phasing out of the small farmer will be rapid. Current trends in agribusiness consolidation also threaten the rural businesses that have traditionally supported the small farmers and consumer choice in the marketplace.

Publication Date

Spring 2000

Journal Title

Major Themes in Economics

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

19

Copyright

©2000 by Major Themes in Economics

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Language

EN

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Economics Commons

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