Vote trading on farm legislation in the U.S. House

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Abstract

Several farm groups do not command enough votes in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass their programs without the help of others. This study investigates the extent of vote trading by these groups. Both vote trading among these groups and between them and representatives of ihe poor are examined. Farm legislation from 1985-86 is studied. The results show an active coalition among tobacco, sugar, peanut, and dairy farmers, as well as the poor. Wheat, rice, and cotton farmers are much less active in the coalition, while feed grain farmers are not in it at all.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-591
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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