This course will cover Agricultural Policy by tracing the foundation of US agricultural laws from its colonial roots to the present and using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic consequences. Agricultural laws and policies from Ancient Roman food production through present-day agricultural reform will be examined including the English Corn Law and other historic examples of agricultural policies to demonstrate the necessity for governance throughout history. Processes employed to develop US agricultural policies, the structure, and function of government, and the implementation of agricultural policy, are investigated. Students will also explore policies specifically related to hemp and marijuana and the timeline of their implementation will be examined.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3