Political Allocation of U . S . Agriculture Disaster Payments in the 1990 s

  title={Political Allocation of U . S . Agriculture Disaster Payments in the 1990 s},
  author={Thomas A. Garrett and Thomas L. Marsh and M. Marshall},
Legislation passed during the 1990s attempted to move U.S. agriculture disaster relief to a more market oriented process. The failure of this legislation has been attributed to the political system behind agricultural disaster relief. This paper explores the impact of political influence on the allocation of U.S. direct agriculture disaster payments. The results reveal that disaster payments are not based solely on need, but are higher in those states represented by public officials key to the… CONTINUE READING

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