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Published February 10, 2014, 09:50 AM

'Freedom to Farm' bill changed history

The period of U.S. farm bills where the instruments were designed around compensation policies that used price support and supply management programs allowing farmers to remain in production during long periods of low prices — the result of four centuries of publicly sponsored developmental policies — ended with the adoption of the 1996 farm bill.

By: Daryll E. Ray and Harwood Schaffer, Agweek

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