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Gregory, Marion, Ed. – 1969
This volume contains the proceedings of a conference of social scientists and ministers on "Religion and Social Change" held at the North Carolina State University (Raleigh). Five seminars were held on the topics of (1) economic progress; (2) the distribution of income, status, and power; (3) the local community decision-making process;…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bibliographies, Church Programs, Church Role
Smith, Matthew G.; Hines, Fred – 1988
Farms and the people who live on them differ dramatically from one part of the United States to another. These differences are prominent both from one region to the next as well as between farms and people in the same region. The varying characteristics of agriculture and the farm population have helped shape regional experiences in the 1980s. In…
Descriptors: Adults, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Differences
Clawson, Marion – 1968
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…
Descriptors: Agricultural Trends, Agriculture, Farm Labor, History
Pierce, James M. – 1970
In 1970, many Americans are examining anew the costs of achieving efficiency in agriculture through bigness. The exodus of small farmers continues--more than 2.7 million farmers have abandoned farming or sold out to bigger competitors since 1950--while Government agricultural policy remains attuned to the interests of large farmers. All small…
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Child Labor, Farm Labor, Housing Needs
Farm Foundation, Chicago, IL. – 1970
The publication contains thirteen reports from the Twentieth National Agricultural Policy Conference held September 22-25, 1970, at Pokagon State Park, Angola, Indiana. The conference was designed to assist extension workers by broadening their perspective, understanding, and handling of the methodology of public affairs education. Four topics in…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Trends, Conference Reports, Ecology
Molnar, Joseph J.; Duffy, Patricia A. – 1986
Attitudes about farming and government agricultural policies differed among residential categories ranging from urban to rural. A mail survey gathered 3,232 completed questionnaires from a national random sample of 9,250 households. Statistical weighting made respondent categories representative of national proportions. Although respondents…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Place of Residence, Political Attitudes, Public Opinion
Birkenholz, Robert H.; And Others – 1993
A study assessed the knowledge and perceptions of U.S. citizens regarding agriculture, food, and natural resources. Data were collected from 2,005 respondents representing the following groups: purposely selected primarily white Indiana high school students and primarily black Michigan high school students, randomly selected rural Missouri adults…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Attitude Measures, Attitudes
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. – 1987
This report presents an analysis that defines and quantifies the extent of government intervention in the agricultural sectors of the market-oriented countries most active in trade. One aim is to provide usable economic information for the multilateral trade negotiations (MTN), recently launched under the auspices of the General Agreement on…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Developed Nations
Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC. – 1987
The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the most significant trends likely to affect agricultural resource conservation activities, to discuss their significance to policy development and program management and implementation, and to make policy and program recommendations. In November 1986, 25 representatives from academia, farming…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Trends, Communications, Conservation Education
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. – 1986
Five papers are provided from a symposium organized to present several economic studies relating to income tax structure and reform in agriculture. "Toward an Optimal Income Tax Policy for Southern and U.S. Agriculture" (Harold F. Breimyer) is a structured argument for comprehensive tax reform that increases the equity of the income tax…
Descriptors: Adults, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Farmers
Alston, Lee – Contemporary Economic Issues, 1985
Intended to provide teachers with an analysis of contemporary United States agriculture, this analysis begins with an overview of the farm community focusing on the income distinction between wealthy commercial farmers and other farmers. The cause of farm unrest is that earnings are too low relative to expenses. The problems of declining farm…
Descriptors: Agricultural Trends, Agriculture, Agronomy, Economics
Kocher, James E.; Fleisher, Beverly – 1979
Rural development is understood to mean both the increased productivity of agriculture and other rural economic activities and the enhancement of the material well-being of the rural people (who comprise about 90% of Tanzania's 16 million population) through education, improved health, and better nutrition. Seven hundred and sixty-one books,…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Bibliographies, Developing Nations, Economic Development
Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA. – 1977
Monumental changes have occurred in the South, i.e., the loss of many farm and nonfarm residents to urban areas, farms becoming larger and more mechanized, the growth of manufacturing employment, and the narrowing of income gaps between rural and urban areas, and between the South and the non-South. Political and social changes have accompanied…
Descriptors: Agricultural Trends, Blacks, Community Development, Credit (Finance)
Ahearn, Mary; And Others – 1988
The financial well-being of farmers varies with the local economy's dependence on farming. Farming-dependent counties (where farming contributes at least 20 percent of the county's total earnings in 1980-84), offer limited nonfarm employment opportunities. These operators earn high farm incomes but face large debts. Declining land values have…
Descriptors: Adults, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Economics
Mu'min, Ridgely A.; And Others – 1988
There are few racial or urban/rural differences in public attitudes toward agriculture and government agricultural policies. The Farming in American Life Study, a collaborative effort by 14 land grant institutions in the South and Midwest, gathered 3,239 completed questionnaires from a national stratified random sample for a completion rate of 46…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Farmers, Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups
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