Food and Agriculture: Advanced Policy | Prescott College

Food and Agriculture: Advanced Policy

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This course addresses primarily federal government food and agriculture policy. It addresses policies intended to influence crop prices and farm income; to reduce risk due to crop losses or price declines; to regulate environmental impacts of agriculture; to assure food safety; to enhance both voluntary and compulsory collective action among farmers; to protect competition in food manufacturing; to inform consumer choices; and to shape the global markets for agricultural products and farm labor. The course will focus on intended and unintended effects of policies, who benefits at whose expense, the impact of these policies on the development, adoption, and practice of sustainable agriculture and local food systems, and the interest groups whose influence helps shape these policies.