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AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT ON FARMER FINANCIAL WELL BEING OF THE 1996 US FARM BILL

by Hooker, Theodore

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of the 1996 Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act on farmer financial well-being, as measured by net income of farms in California. I use a standard difference-in-differences ordinary least-squares regression estimator to measure this effect. Additionally, I run a quantile regression at the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles to investigate the impact at varying percentiles of net cash income. The analysis provides no evidence supporting the positive relationship between the change in policy or government subsidies and net farm income. Further research needs to be done to succinctly measure the effect of current agricultural policy on farmer financial well-being.

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Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:29598
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
25 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Jessica Hoel
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2018-05