American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: How it Flourished and What it Cost
By: Bruce L. Gardner (author)Paperback
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American agriculture in the 20th Century gave the world one of its great success stories, a paradigm of productivity and plenty. Yet the story has its dark side, from the plight of the Okies in the 1930s to the farm crisis of the 1980s to today's concerns about low crop prices and the impact of biotechnology. Looking at U.S. farming over the past century, Bruce Gardner searches out explanations for both the remarkable progress and the persistent social problems that have marked the history of American agriculture.
Bruce L. Gardner is Distinguished University Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Technology 3. Farms 4. Farm Communities 5. Markets 6. Government I: Public Investment and Regulation 7. Government II: Commodity and Trade Policy 8. Explanations 9. Regions and States 10. Counties 11. Findings and Policy Implications References Index
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