Reflections on the Jeffersonian Ideal of an Agrarian Democracy and the Emergence of an Agricultural and Environmental Ethic in the 1990 Farm Bill

48 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012

Date Written: 1993

Abstract

Professor Linda Malone reflects on the emergence of an agricultural/environmental ethic in the Farm Bill of 1990 and the Jeffersonian ideal of an agrarian democracy. The Jeffersonian ideal represented a land where the US was a nation of farm owners, but, currently, farms often must be subsided by the US government. As agriculture grows distant from the land, merging into farm management programs, the Jefferson Ideal for agriculture diminishes.

Keywords: environmental law

Suggested Citation

Malone, Linda A., Reflections on the Jeffersonian Ideal of an Agrarian Democracy and the Emergence of an Agricultural and Environmental Ethic in the 1990 Farm Bill (1993). Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1993. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2168411

Linda A. Malone (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

South Henry Street
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

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