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Economic Trends in U.S Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War II

ISBN: 978-0-470-40240-5
179 pages
September 2008
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By examining the fluctuations of the agriculture sector over the last 50 years, Economic Trends in US Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War II is able to give its readers a better glimpse at the future of farming.

Author Milton C. Hallberg details the past and potential changes in the number of farms and farm size; farm income and expenses and wealth of farm families; and prices received, prices paid, and variability of prices. Through countless graphics and tables, Hallberg clearly presents his case for continued inoovations and beneficial policies.

This book is intended to be a resource for students of agriculture but followers of agricultural history will also find it worthwhile reading.

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Preface; Introduction; Agriculture's Impact in the National Economy and Political Climate; Farm Number and Size; Farm Family Income and Wealth; Farm Ownership, Tenancy, and Type; Resource Use in Agriculture; Farm Assets and Debt; Prices: Received, Paid, and Variability; Agricultural Productivity and its Implications for Farmers; Agricultural Exports and Imports; Total and Government Stocks of Agricultural Commodities; Government Support for Farmers; Agricultural Cooperatives; Domestic Consumption of Food Products and Food Marketing Costs; Food Processing Industries, Wholesaling, and Retailing; Summary; Appendices; Index
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