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Consensus on the Role of the Federal Government in Agriculture

I. A statement commonly used as a preamble to agriculture legislation says:

"The goals of federal agriculture policy are to ensure adequate supplies of food and fiber at reasonable prices to consumers while allowing farmers a reasonable return on their labor and investment"

Check the response(s) below that reflect the views of your members about these components 'of federal agriculture goals.

The goals of federal agriculture policy should be:

1. to ensure adequate supplies of food and fiber

agree disagree no consensus

2. to provide food and fiber at reasonable prices to consumers

agree disagree no consensus

3. to allow farmers a reasonable return on their investment and labor

agree disagree no consensus

II-A. Evaluate whether the following selected agricultural policies are appropriate or inappropriate roles for the federal government.

Not Appropriate No Consensus

1. Developing export markets for agricultural commodities

2. Increasing reliance on the free market to determine prices

3. Encouraging sustainable agriculture

4. Controlling surpluses

5. Improving the viability of mid-sized farms

6. Providing research, information and technical assistance to agricultural producers

7. Ensuring farm credit at reasonable terms and conditions

8. Protecting farm income

9. Stabilizing prices for farm commodities

II-B. From the above list, rank order up to three federal policies that your League believes are essential for the future of agriculture (list by number).

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