U.S. Agricultural Groups: Institutional Profiles

U.S. Agricultural Groups: Institutional Profiles

U.S. Agricultural Groups: Institutional Profiles

U.S. Agricultural Groups: Institutional Profiles

Synopsis

"This dictionary profiles 103 private US organizations involved with the nation's agricultural policy process. . . . It contains an introductory essay chronicling the growth, aims, and objectives of agricultureal groups, foolowed by the organization profiles in alphabetical order, an appendix of related groups not mentioned in the text, and an index of corporate and personal names. . . . U.S. Agricultural Groups also includes concise descriptions of each group's origins, organizational structure, funding, policy concerns, and electoral activity. Libraries seeking detailed descriptions of the major organizations in this area will benefit from this title." Choice

Excerpt

This volume is intended as a reference guide for those interested in the role of agriculture interests in American national politics. What we have attempted to do is to provide detailed profiles of over 100 private organizations that are most likely to gain the greatest attention from those who observe, study, and participate in agriculture policy-making. These include (1) those organizations most likely to be active and influential in future agricultural policy decisions, (2) those that were once major policy players and still take a degree of active interest in agricultural politics, and (3) a selective number of organizations that will likely be quite prominent and visible but not necessarily influential in pending policy debates. A range of organizations is covered, including mass-membership organizations, trade associations, cooperatives, unions, public interest groups, think tanks, and policy research organizations, all of which are involved in some manner in the agriculture policy process. Preceding the profiles is an essay on both interests and policy, written by the editors of the volume. It is intended to acquaint volume users with the nature and activities of the organized interests in the agricultural policy arena, both in history and in the contemporary context.

Entries in the volume were prepared by both contributors and the editors. The contributors' names appear after their entries. Each entry follows a common format beginning with current identifying information: the name of the organization, the name of the ranking official, and the address and phone number of the organization. The first part of each entry is a summary statement concerning the type and purpose of the organization, who is represented, and where the membership is concentrated. The next section of each entry, headed Origin and Development, provides information concerning when and under what circumstances the organization came into being, the historically important issues of its concern, and a general discussion of the historical development of the organi-

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