by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
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The Impacts of Agriculture Regulation On
Production and Processing In The South
In this paper, author Vincent Smith examines the structure and differences in seven southern states and the federal regulations that govern farms with dairy and cattle herds. We also describe and assess regulations that impact dairy-processing facilities and slaughter facilities that process livestock into beef products. Of the seven states, five are the east coast states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The other two are the adjacent “landlocked” states of Kentucky and Tennessee.