Seed Corn The Economics of Farming
Christopher Houghton Budd
ISBN: 978 0 948229 77 0
What is the true nature of farming economics? How can economics support and not undermine or determine the nature of farming? Not many economists ask these questions, still less policy-makers, so this book does so on their behalf, as it were. The author’s approach is underpinned by a childhood informed by the experiences he had on local farms, experiences kept alive by his subsequent work as a food distributor and economist. Backgrounded by his involvement in farming spanning over 60 years, in this collection of essays, articles and lectures Houghton Budd shares some of his concerns and insights and, indeed, policy suggestions. The style is more aphoristic than academic on account of the way the texts originated.