viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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This book is an enlightening look at federal agricultural policy--its workings, its history, and its present state--as well as the effect federal legislation has on farming practices, the environment, and our diet, in a thoroughly readable primer on the politics of food in America. It is the best treatment to date about how a policy area that once exemplified logrolling and deal-making confronted the contemporary realities of partisan gridlock, ideological extremism, and institutional dysfunction. Christopher Bosso succeeds in turning a classic beltway struggle into a lively account that helps the reader understand the government programs and political battles that shape how and what we eat.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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What's going on in Kansas? The food system: or, why governments don't leave agriculture to the marketplace History is not bunk: how farm bills past shape farm bills present Whatever it takes: farmers, foodstamps, and coalitions of convenience "Stop the spending": budget politics and the "secret" farm bills Building a pathway to sixty: the senate moves first We're on the road to nowhere SNAP In conference - What just happened here? Finding meaning in the politics of the farm bill.
KF1681.A3282014 B67 2017
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas,