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date: 19 June 2021

Agriculture and Food Aid in US Policymaking during the Cold War 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Relations
Kristin L. AhlbergKristin L. Ahlberg

During the 20th century, US agricultural policy reflected the dual concerns of abundance and scarcity.1 As it had been since the Republic’s founding, the American family farm was held up as a symbol of individualism and prosperity. However, the American farmer did not function as an independent operator but was one of a variety of actors within a larger political and economic network. As a result of technological and scientific innovations throughout the early ... ...

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