ERIC Number: ED033779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Policy Directions for U. S. Agriculture; Long-Range Choices in Farming and Rural Living.
A comprehensive view of agriculture is presented in this volume written to aid critical re-examination of long-range agricultural policy. Farm people, rural institutions and services, rural towns, the spatial organization of agriculture, and its capital structure, in addition to the usual subjects of agricultural output, demand, trade, price, and income are considered. This document has 4 major parts and an initial summary chapter. Part I consists of 6 chapters and considers how poorly rural people live, how they react to their living conditions, what is happening to small towns and to the pattern of agricultural settlement, and the land use situation in general. Part II, Farming as a Business (8 chapters), deals with numbers of farms, farm labor use, supply and demand, foreign trade, farm income, and use of capital. Part III (4 chapters) presents two contrasting patterns that represent possibilities for the year 2,000. In Part IV (2 chapters), some of the problems common to any future agriculture are noted and some of the major forces and processes for and against change are described briefly and to a degree evaluated. (SW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Trends, Agriculture, Farm Labor, History, Land Use, Living Standards, Migration Patterns, Policy Formation, Problems, Rural Areas, Rural Economics, Rural Family, Rural Farm Residents, Rural Population
The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 ($10.00).
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.