ERIC Number: ED080220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Hard Tomatoes, Hard Times. A Report of the Agribusiness Accountability Project on the Failure of America's Land Grant College Complex.
The relationship of the Land Grant College Complex to agribusiness is discussed in this book. Major areas include an overview of the Land Grant College Complex research and policy; the agribusiness-agrigovernment relationship; and the Extension Service. The recommendations of the Task Force called for: (1) a full-scale public inquiry into the land grant college system; (2) the House and Senate agricultural appropriations subcommittees to re-open hearings on agricultural research budgets, to invite witnesses from constituencies outside the land grant-agribusiness community, and to establish a committee that would develop research goals for the next decade; (3) the Secretary of Agriculture to restructure the national advisory and policy-making apparatus; (4) the Secretary of Agriculture to initiate public negotiations with new constituencies; (5) an immediate end to racial discrimination within the land grant complex; (6) new legislation; and (7) full public disclosure from the land grant complex. An appendix provides additional information. (PS)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Organizations, Federal Aid, Land Grant Universities, Research Needs, Rural Areas, Rural Extension, State Programs
Schenkman Publishing Co., 3 Mount Auburn Place, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 ($3.98)
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Sponsor: Field Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Agribusiness Accountability Project, Washington, DC.