Revolution down on the Farm The Transformation of American Agriculture Since 1929

ISBN-10: 0813192420
ISBN-13: 9780813192420
Edition: N/A
Authors: Paul K. Conkin
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 6/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 9.00" wide x 5.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
American Agriculture before 1930
Commercial Origins
Tilling and Preparing the Soil
Tools for Planting and Cultivating
Tools of Harvest
The Tractor
Research, Education, and Extension
Credit and Marketing
The Traditional Family Farm: A Personal Account
Profile of a Farming Village
Home Provenance
Household Patterns
A New Deal for Agriculture, 1930-1938
First Fruits: Hoover's Farm Board
Maturing a New Farm Program
The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933
Other New Deal Farm Programs
Soil Conservation and the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938
World War II and Its Aftermath: A Family Report
Wartime Changes in My Village
Postwar Transformations
Successful Farming in Pennsylvania
Dimensions of an Agricultural Revolution
The Great New Machines
Electrification
Chemical Inputs
Plant and Animal Breeding
Surpluses and Payments: Federal Agricultural Policy, 1954-2008
Production Controls and Price Supports
Farm Policy in the Truman and Eisenhower Administrations
Managing Surpluses during a Productivity Revolution
The Farm Crisis of the 1980s
International Agreements and the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act
The 2002 Farm Bill and Beyond
Noncommodity Programs
Farming in the Twenty-first Century: Status and Challenges
Profile of Contemporary Farms
Farm Labor
Farm Income
Critics and Criticisms
Agriculture and the Environment
Alternatives
Lonely Farmers
Alternatives in Land Tenure
Agrarian Reform
Alternative or Sustainable Agriculture
Federal Support of Sustainable Agriculture
Certified Organic Farming
Afterword
Notes
Index

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