The Role of Government in U.S. Agriculture. Travis Crisp & Jordan Smith . Introduction. This chapter examines the roots of current farm programs, growth in farm programs over time, and possible explanations for the growth of government in the United States. Government Roots in AG.
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Programs in all these area are still in effect, although many
changes have been made since the program began.
Evidence, however, demonstrates that government policies of high tariffs, high taxes and monetary mismanagement and prices either caused or greatly exacerbated the chaotic economic conditions of that era.
Question: Should the government intervene in agriculture and other areas to regulate and stabilize the economy?