Agricultural Issues and Policies. Volume 6


Lindsey K. Watson (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

Agriculture is one of the defining elements of a nation. This series consists of analyses on a variety of agricultural issues including (but not limited to) the developments, policies, programs, trade, trends and economics of agriculture. Topics will be seen from a U.S. perspective, but not to the exclusion of other countries particularly when the discussion has an international scope. Topics discussed in this issue include farm safety net programs; specialty crop provision in the 2014 Farm Bill; background and issues in agricultural research; the effects of recent energy price reductions on U.S. agriculture; and the effect of transportation costs on fresh fruit and vegetable prices.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. vii

Chapter 1
Farm Safety Net Programs: Background and Issues
(Dennis A. Shields)
pp. 1-28

Chapter 2
Specialty Crop Provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79)
(Renée Johnson)
pp. 29-76

Chapter 3
Agricultural Research: Background and Issues
(Jim Monke)
pp. 77-94

Chapter 4
Effects of Recent Energy Price Reductions on U.S. Agriculture
(Kandice K. Marshall, Stephanie M. Riche, Ralph M. Seeley, and Paul C. Westcott)
pp. 95-118

Chapter 5
How Transportation Costs Affect Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices
(Richard Volpe, Edward Roeger, and Ephraim Leibtag)
pp. 119-158

pp. 159-167

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