A look back at Farm and Food Policy from the perspective¬† of the 1980’s Farm Crisis

“Government intervention to stabilize grain prices hurt grain corporations and speculators who benefited from large fluctuations in the market. Effective supply management meant that fewer acres were planted, reducing the potential for increased sales of¬†pesticides and fertilizers by chemical and oil companies. Finally, farmers with stable, secure incomes were less likely to borrow large amounts from insurance companies or banks.”

Read paper here: Crisis By Design