1. Introduction: What is Agricultural Policy and Why Does it Exist? 2. Economic Concepts Applied to Agricultural and Food Policy. 3. Who Makes Agricultural Policy and How is it Made? 4. A Brief History of Agricultural Policy. 5. Early 20th Century Agricultural Legislation. 6. McNary-Haugens and the Permanent Legislation to the 1950's. 7. The 1960s to Mid-1980s: Transition and Farm Crises. 8. Planting Flexibility and Direct Payments, 1985-1996. 9. 21st Century Agricultural Legislation. 10. International Trade - Is it the Future of U.S. Agricultural Policy? 11. Agricultural Policy Since 2014. 12. The Future of Agricultural Policy
James L. Novak is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA.Larry D. Sanders is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.Amy D. Hagerman is Assistant Professor and Agricultural and Food Policy Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma USA.