The Modern Farmer In His Business Relations; A Study Of Some Of The Principles Underlying The Art…

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byEdward Francis Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE FARMER AND AN EXPORT BOUNTY. MONG the minor questions upon which effort is being expended to secure political action is a proposition that the United States shall pay an export bounty on "staple" agricultural products, the word "staple" probably being intended to include cotton, grains, tobacco, and any other important agricultural products which we might export largely, and whose home price is entirely controlled by the prevailing prices in the markets of the world outside the United States. I speak of this as a "minor" question in the sense that it has never yet obtained sufficient following to be able to secure the endorsement of any great political party. It has, however, been energetically pushed among the farmers, and has been indorsed by one or two State Granges. It has never, however, obtained the support of the National Grange, or any other important national body. A bounty on exports is a tax paid by the entire nation for the benefit of the producers of the article on which the bounty is paid. The supposition is that, although the bounty will be paid to the exporter, who is not likely to be the producer, the latter will be able to obtain for his product a price increased by the amount of the bounty. In the case of the United States it is claimed that such a bounty is just and necessary, for the reason that our staple agricultural exports, like wheat and cotton, are produced enormously in excess of our home consumption, and, although nominally protected by the tariff, are in reality not protected in the least, for the reason that, as we always have a great overplus, there is and could be no imports from any source, of any consequence. The price of the produce exported is determined by the competition of the entire world at the cente...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE FARMER AND AN EXPORT BOUNTY. MONG the minor questions upon which effort is being expended to secure political ac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021712092X

ISBN - 13:9780217120920

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