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U.S. government price supports for milk led to an unceasing surplus of milk. In an effort to reduce the surplus about a decade ago, Congress offered to pay dairy farmers to slaughter cows. Use two diagrams, one for the milk market and one for the meat market, to illustrate how this policy should have affected the price of meat. (Assume that meat is sold in an unregulated market.)

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Microeconomics: Principles & Policy

14th Edition
William J. Baumol + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337794992

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14th Edition
William J. Baumol + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337794992
Chapter 4, Problem 4DQ
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U.S. government price supports for milk led to an unceasing surplus of milk. In an effort to reduce the surplus about a decade ago, Congress offered to pay dairy farmers to slaughter cows. Use two diagrams, one for the milk market and one for the meat market, to illustrate how this policy should have affected the price of meat. (Assume that meat is sold in an unregulated market.)

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To analyze the milk and meat market.

Explanation of Solution

To reduce the surplus of milk, the government has decided to pay farmers to slaughter cows, this will affect milk as well as a meat market.

Meat market:

As the government is paying more to slaughter cows, this will give incentive farmers to supply more of meat and there will be an increase in the supply of meat, which will lead to a downward shift in the supply curve of meat. The effect in the meat market is shown as follows:

The above figure represents the supply curve of meat shift rightward from S0 to S1 with an increase in the supply of meat...

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