A revolution down on the farm [electronic resource] : the transformation of American agriculture since 1929 / Paul K. Conkin.Material type: TextPublication details: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 223 p.) : illISBN: 9780813173153 (electronic bk.); 0813173159 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Agriculture -- United States -- History | Agriculture and state -- United States -- History | Agricultural productivity -- United States -- History | Agricultural innovations -- United States -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- General | AgricultureGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Revolution down on the farm.DDC classification: 630.973/0904 LOC classification: S441 | .C725 2008ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-213) and index.
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Agriculture is the most fundamental of all human activities. Today, those who till the soil or tend livestock feed a world population of approximately 6.5 billion. Fifty years ago, the planet could not have sustained such a large population, and according to present projections, farmers will have to feed nine billion people by 2050. The greatest agricultural revolution in history has occurred in the last fifty years , with farmers in the United States leading the way. America's declining number of farms, however, comes as a surprise to many and may have dramatic implications. Paul K. Conkin's
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. American Agriculture before 1930; Commercial Origins; Tilling and Preparing the Soil; Tools for Planting and Cultivating; Tools of Harvest; The Tractor; Research, Education, and Extension; Credit and Marketing; 2. The Traditional Family Farm: A Personal Account; Profile of a Farming Village; Home Provenance; Household Patterns; 3. A New Deal for Agriculture, 1930-1938; First Fruits: Hoover's Farm Board; Maturing a New Farm Program; The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933
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