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AGRI 222
Agricultural and Water Policy


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course covers goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in the agriculture and natural resource industries. This includes the study of international trade policies, domestic farm policies, food safety and quality issues, resource issues and how these affect agribusiness, locally, nationally and internationally. The course will also cover western water policy with an emphasis on Washington State water policy, water rights and how these policies affect natural resources and agribusiness. Recommended: One quarter economics. Students may not earn credit for both AGRI 222 and POLS 222.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Review, analyze and discuss published articles regarding policy issues relevant to the agricultural and natural resource industry.
  • Relate economic concepts to agricultural policies.
  • Explain process and influences on U.S. law and policy development.
  • Define the U.S. farm problem and the structure of the agricultural production sector.
  • Describe the status of the world food supply and the influence of trade and economic development policies on that supply.
  • Describe laws and programs used in domestic farm, resource and consumer food policies and their historical development.
  • Summarize Western water law and compare differences between Northwestern states.
  • Interpret a legal land description and Washington water right.
  • Discuss the impact of Native American treaties on water rights and policy.

  • Course Topics
  • Basis for policy decisions
  • Forms of agricultural policy
  • Economic foundations of policy
  • History of U.S. agricultural problems and proposed solutions
  • U.S. policy and law making process
  • The world food problem
  • Trade and development policy
  • U.S. domestic farm policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Food safety policy
  • Food assistance and nutrition policy
  • Types of water rights
  • Interpretation of water rights
  • Western water law
  • State laws and policy
  • Native American treaties rights

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGRI 222
    Fall 2016
    0105
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2016
    0105
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Fall 2015
    0105
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Fall 2014
    0105
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2014
    0105
    Debora Frazier


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.