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On the Effectiveness of State Anti-Corporate Farming Laws in the United States
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Papers
  • Rick Welsh, Clarkson University, Center for Environmental Management, Potsdam, NY 13617, USA
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 393 Rue St-Jacques O., Bureau 200, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1N9, Canada
  • Bryan Hubbell, Innovative Strategies & Economics Group, EPA-OAQPS, MD-15, RTP, NC 27711, USA
Date of this Version
1-1-2001
Comments
Published in Food Policy 26 (2001) 543–548.
Abstract
Structural changes in US agriculture toward a more corporate-oriented and vertically aligned system have focused attention on the relative efficacy of the anti-corporate farming laws of nine Midwestern states. Using state-level data from a survey of agricultural lawyers and the U.S. Census of Agriculture, we find that the restrictiveness of the laws vary among states, and the relative restrictiveness of the laws have changed over time. Also, strengthening a law tends to limit acreage under non-family corporate ownership arrangements.
Citation Information
Rick Welsh, Chantal Line Carpentier and Bryan Hubbell. "On the Effectiveness of State Anti-Corporate Farming Laws in the United States" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bryan_hubbell/1/