Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1993


Agricultural policy historically has been price and income policy for commercial farmers. Price supports, land retirement, stored reserves and deficiency payments have been the backbone of farm bills since Roosevelt's AAA (Agriculture Adjustment Act). Preservation of the family farm was the goal, along with an abundant supply of high quality food at reasonable prices, to convince the consumer that commercial agriculture policy was in their "best interests."