On the effectiveness of state anti-corporate farming laws in the United States

Rick Welsh, Chantal Line Carpentier, Bryan Hubbell

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-548
Number of pages6
JournalFood Policy
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corporate farms
  • State agriculture policy
  • Vertical coordination and integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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