Economics and the Family Farm
A Study Guide

Publisher:  Jubilee Foundation for Agricultural Research
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  31pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3227

A study guide on farm finance exploring alternatives that are available to maintain the strength of family farm financing.

Abstract:  ECONOMICS AND THE FAMILY FARM is a study guide produced to help farmers understand the dramatic changes taking place in farm economics.

The guide suggests changes necessary for survival in the '80s as farm financing fundamentals have changed considerably. It also examines existing business policies and government legislation and how both could be altered to better suit the needs of farmers.

Included in the guide are a history of farm credit legislation, a comparison of government policies in each province, and an explanation of the Registered Farm Investment Fund.

the guide is the first publishing effort of the Jubilee Foundation for Agricultural Research. It is easy to read and has questions after each section which would aid in group discussions or class seminars.



Table of Contents

Note to the Reader
Introduction
Table of Contents
Understanding our Changing Circumstances
Cycles
Interest Rates
Equity
Productivity & Specialization
Farm Wealth
High Cost Agriculture
Questions for Discussion
History of Farm Credit Legislation
Questions for Discussion
Comparing Other Provinces
Questions for Discussion
Alternatives for Family Farm Financing
Interest Subsidies
Debt Set-Aside
Long-Term Leases
Agribonds
Farm Credit Association
Farmers' Bank
Family Credit
Registered Farm Investment Fund