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27 The government said, “ OK farmers, if you want these guaranteed government prices and deficiency payments, you have to sign a contract agreeing to cut your production by how much the govt. says to cut production. that railroads could charge for the transportation of commodities; through antitrust it limited the market power of those who did business with farmers; and it provided Federal officers for the tracking, capture and repatriation of escaped slaves most of whom were employed in producing agricultural
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Unformatted text preview: commodities. Thus has the Federal government and the farmer been entwined since the beginning of our nation. If Federal involvement in agriculture is tyranny then it is, to use the words of Jefferson, a "tyranny of the majority" or at least a majority of farmers.” Ted Feitshans, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, March 3, 2001....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 210 taught by Professor Malls during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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