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Title: Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture
Authors: Peter J. Goldmark, Frederick Kirschenmann, David Zilberman
Anne H. (Kate) Kelly
Keywords: Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture
Issue Date: 2002
Description: The food and agricultural economy is highly concentrated today. Economic concentration characterizes food distribution and processing, agricultural inputs, and, increasingly, primary production and commercial farming. Six million farms produced the nation’s food during World War II. Today, 90 percent of all farm output comes from fewer than a million farms. This trend is unlikely to be reversed, but it nonetheless troubles U.S. society, which values the concept of the family farm, as farm legislation consistently mentions the family farm as part of its justification and goals
ISBN: 0-309-07616-1
Appears in Collections:Environmental and Development Studies

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