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An introduction to farm commodity programs

Geoffrey S. Becker

An introduction to farm commodity programs

by Geoffrey S. Becker

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Farm produce -- United States -- Marketing,
  • Agriculture and state -- United States,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCRS report for Congress.
    StatementGeoffrey S. Becker.
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1997, 96-782 ENR.
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16341469M
    OCLC/WorldCa39333397

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