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Title Farming and farmland in the United States : changes and trends / Calvin Iglehart and Grant J. Zsofka, editors
Published Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 173 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Agriculture issues and policies
Agriculture issues and policies series.
Contents The changing organization of U.S. farming / Erik J. O'Donoghue [and others] -- Trends in U.S. farmland values and ownership / Cynthia Nickerson [and others]
Summary This book examines the changes and trends in farming and farmland in the United States. Innovations in farm organization, business arrangements, and production practices have allowed farmers to produce more with less. Fewer labor hours and less land are used today than 30 years ago, and practices such as the use of genetically engineered seeds and no-till have dampened increases in machinery, fuel, and pesticide use. Likely aided by the increased use of risk management tools such as contracts and crop insurance, U.S. agricultural productivity has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1982. Future innovations will be necessary to maintain, or boost, current productivity gains in order to meet the growing global demands that will be placed upon U.S. agriculture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agriculture -- United States -- Statistics.
Agriculture -- United States.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Iglehart, Calvin.
Zsofka, Grant J.
LC no. 2012540434
ISBN 1622579089 (electronic bk.)
9781622579082 (electronic bk.)