The Federal Governments role in aiding farmers is well known; the states’s relationship to agriculture has not been very well chronicled. Florida, for example, was slow in responding to federal stimuli in the early twentieth century, but once underway the state developed innovative programs to help farmers with their economic problems. Agriculture specialists believed that distribution of goods rather than production was the major problem. In the American capitalist system the markets functioned as the distributive agencies. The economists focused their attention on agricultural marketing and importuned government to assist with this endeavor.
LaGodna, Martin M.
"Greens, Grist and Guernseys: Development of the Florida State Agricultural Marketing System,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 53
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol53/iss2/4