Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour, Third Edition
Costing billions of dollars annually, international trade in agricultural products are impactful, and influenced by several factors, including climate change and food policy, and government legislation. The third edition of Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour provides comprehensive economic analyses of the policies that affect agriculture and agribusiness in Canada and the United States.
Looking at current agricultural policies, the third edition includes new chapters on food pyramids, climate change, and GMOs, while also highlighting the effect of international policies on Canadian trade, including the problematic US ethanol policy. The new edition addresses current issues, including how the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected agricultural value chains and played a hand in the ongoing growth in opioid use.
Including a number of key findings, and discussing current debates on topics including foreign ownership of Canadian farmland, Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour will appeal to students in agricultural economics and policy, as well as policymakers, agricultural firms, energy companies, and readers wishing to reduce their nation’s carbon footprint.
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- Page Count: 592 pages
- Dimensions: 7.0in x 0.0in x 10.0in
Author InformationAndrew Schmitz is a Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Eminent Scholar and professor of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Florida.
Charles B. Moss is a professor of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Florida.
Troy G. Schmitz is an associate professor in the Morrison School of Agribusiness and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
G. Cornelis Van Kooten is a professor of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate at the University of Victoria.
H. Carole Schmitz is a freelance journalist writing on economics.
Table of contents
List of Abbreviations
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1 Food and Agricultural Policies, and Trade: Agriculture and Agribusiness Environments
2 Agricultural and Food Policy
3 Theoretical Considerations
4 Farm and Food Policy, Agricultural Trade, and Macroeconomic Policies
5 The Interface between Trade, Food, and Agricultural Policies
6 Disruptions in the Value Chain
7 United States Agricultural Policy
8 Canadian Agricultural Programs
9 European Union Agricultural Policy and Reforms
10 Insurance Mechanisms in Agriculture
11 Agricultural Productivity and R&D Policy
12 Policy and Land Markets
13 The Economics of Biofuels
14 Climate Change and Agriculture
15 Multifunctionality in Agriculture: Externalities and Non-Traded Goods
16 Food Quality and Safety
17 Food Pyramids and Nutritional Guidelines
18 Biotechnology and GMOs
19 Conclusions and Future Directions
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