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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
Barbichon, Guy – 1962
The conference organized by the European Productivity Agency in September 1960 and subsequent meetings arranged by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development gave the representatives of workers, employers, administrators, and research workers of many European countries the opportunity to exchange information on the knowledge…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Agricultural Laborers, Bibliographies, Change Agents
Williams, Donald B. – 1968
By analyzing the scope and structure of agricultural extension services in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States, this work attempts to set guidelines for measuring progress and guiding extension efforts. Extension training, agricultural policy, and activities of national, international, state, and provincial bodies are examined. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Bibliographies, Budgets, Comparative Analysis
Johnson, Thomas G. – 2000
Technological change, globalization, and localization have changed rural economies. They have increased labor productivity, reducing the importance of labor costs in location decisions; decreased the importance of distance; increased the importance of economies of scale; and increased the role of local conditions and choices in determining…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Economic Development, Futures (of Society), Geographic Isolation
Swanson, Burton E. – 1987
The International Program for Agricultural Knowledge Systems (INTERPAKS) research team is developing a descriptive and analytic framework to examine and assess agricultural technology systems. The first part of the framework is an inductive methodology that organizes data collection and orders data for comparison between countries. It requires and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Agriculture, Comparative Analysis, Government Role
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA. – 1987
This publication reports accomplishments of the National Extension Task Force for Community Leadership and makes recommendations for strengthening educational programming in community leadership in the Cooperative Extension System. The recommendations are presented in the context of a "white paper" rather than formal policy. High…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Leaders, Educational Planning, Extension Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Agriculture. – 1984
This congressional hearing is the fifth of five volumes examining various aspects of agricultural research, extension, and teaching as a prelude to determining what changes are to be made in Title XIV of the farm bill. Focuses are the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) biotechnology program plans and regulatory concerns and the public benefits…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Agricultural Education, Computers, Federal Legislation
Lee, John E., Jr. – 1994
The intervention of the United States government in agriculture in the 20th century is an explainable response to basic characteristics of agriculture: unpredictability, immobile resources, technological changes and disproportionate supply and demand factors. The concentration of large benefits among relatively few producers and diffusion of costs…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Extension Education, Farmers, Government Role
Bullock, J. Bruce – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1986
Examines issues regarding current farm finance situation from a public policy perspective: origins and causes of current situation, available policy options for dealing with the problems, and impacts of policy options. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Debt (Financial), Farmers, Financial Policy
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