Government Participation in Agriculture

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1940/1941
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Bell, A.F.
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The intrusion of active government interest in agricultural production and marketing in Australia is comparatively recent and, in most industries, has had its beginning in measures designed to prevent, circumscribe, or eradicate outbreaks of disease among economic plants and animals. The fundamentals of: etiology and epidemiology were established upon a sound experimental basis during the latter half of last century and legislative measures for the control of disease naturally followed. Against such measures (particularly in the rather innocuous form in which they have often been enacted and administered) there was no opposition in principle. The community at large appreciates the fact that the defences against contagious diseases cannot be allowed to depend for their efficacy upon the whim of the individual, but that responsibility and protective action must operate on a community basis. Indeed, this form of collective action is accepted in principle by even the most rugged individualists.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 6, pp. 119-120
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