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ISBN:
067401989X
Author:
Bruce L. Gardner
Category:
Economics
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harvard University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (March 31, 2006)
Pages:
400 pages
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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: How It Flourished and What It Cost . Gardner's study shows that agricultural output has grown immensely, productivity has increased manifold, and that farm.

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It was not fully achieved in the United States until the 1980s (Gardner 2002), and the productivity gap appears increasingly difficult to bridge through economic growth alone (Timmer 2009). Lagging real agricultural earnings growth fosters deep political tensions over the course of the structural transformation, and those tensions grow with the la. .

Gardner succeeds in telling a story about agriculture in the United States for 100 years; he is maddeningly diffuse about what any of it means.

farming over the past century, Bruce American agriculture in the twentieth century has given the world one of its great success stories, a paradigm of productivity and plenty. Yet the story has its dark side, from the plight of the Okies in the 1930s to the farm crisis of the 1980s to today's concerns about low crop prices and the impact of biotechnology. Gardner succeeds in telling a story about agriculture in the United States for 100 years; he is maddeningly diffuse about what any of it means. His is still a good book and an edifying read. Michael rated it liked it Jul 28, 2015. Jenny Devine rated it liked it Jul 16, 2015.

Writing a book on American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century provides a context for Gardner to draw together . This is a valuable book, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the economics of agriculture and its history.

Writing a book on American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century provides a context for Gardner to draw together his many well-founded and useful insights from various threads of his professional work on issues such as farm incomes, the farm problem, the structure of agriculture, agricultural technology, the relationship between agriculture and the broader economy, and the causes and consequences of government policy. related to agriculture and the rural sector.

Yet the story has its dark side, from the plight of the Okies in the 1930s to the farm crisis of the 1980s to today's concerns about low crop prices and the impact of biotechnology.

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American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century : How It Flourished and What It Cost.

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American agriculture in the twentieth century has given the world one of its great success stories, a paradigm of productivity and plenty. Yet the story has its dark side, from the plight of the Okies in the 1930s to the farm crisis of the 1980s to today's concerns about low crop prices and the impact of biotechnology. Looking at U.S. farming over the past century, Bruce Gardner searches out explanations for both the remarkable progress and the persistent social problems that have marked the history of American agriculture.

Gardner documents both the economic difficulties that have confronted farmers and the technological and economic transformations that have lifted them from relative poverty to economic parity with the nonfarm population. He provides a detailed analysis of the causes of these trends, with emphasis on the role of government action. He reviews how commodity support programs, driven by interest-group politics, have spent hundreds of billions of dollars to little purpose. Nonetheless, Gardner concludes that by reconciling competing economic interests while fostering productivity growth and economic integration of the farm and nonfarm economies, the overall twentieth-century role of government in American agriculture is fairly viewed as a triumph of democracy.