The Political Economy of US Agriculture: An Introduction

By William Barclay, Ph.D. and Bruce Parry, Ph.D.

This is a PDF of a Power Point presentation by the authors to the meeting of CPEG in December 2020. It covers what agriculture looks like in the US. We have focused on the 10 states that are at the core of the agrarian political economy in the US. The presentation covers: a 10 state overview; three types of agrarian political economy; land and revenue; US agricultural subsidies; agricultural labor; US agriculture in the global agricultural economy, and a note on organic farming.


Download the power point presentation (as pdf) here:

The Political Economy of US Agriculture: An Introduction

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