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The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies
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The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Jeffrey M. Perloff

Abstract

Using economic models and empirical analysis, this volume examines a wide range of agricultural and biofuel policy issues and their effects on American agricultural and related agrarian insurance markets. Beginning with a look at the distribution of funds by insurance programs—to support farmers but often benefiting crop processors instead—the book then examines the demand for biofuel and the effects of biofuel policies on agricultural price uncertainty. Also discussed are genetically engineered crops, which are assuming an increasingly important role in arbitrating tensions between energy pro ... More

Keywords: agricultural policy issues, biofuel policy issues, American agriculture, insurance markets, insurance programs, agricultural price uncertainty, genetic engineering, food markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226988030
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua S. Graff Zivin, editor

Jeffrey M. Perloff, editor

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