The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century

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Wiley, Jun 26, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 154 pages
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A book for a varied audience: college students of agriculture and sociology; high school students of vocation agriculture; members of the American Agricultural Economics Association; people with a long-standing background in agriculture; and other readers interested in 20th century agriculture.

The book reads like a story and is supplemented with excellent photographs, contrasting past practices with modern technology.

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Don Paarlberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, is now self-employed as writer, speaker, and consultant. He has a distinguished record of government service that includes appointments from Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford, as well as serving as: economic advisor for Secretaries of Agriculture Benson, Hardin, Butz, and Knebel; director of agricultural economics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1969-76); special assistant (economics) to the president and coordinator of Food for Peace(1958-61); and assistant secretary of agriculture (1957-58). Dr. Paarlberg received the D. Howard Doane Award for Distinguished Service to American Agriculture from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Philip Paarlberg, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Agriculture Economics at Purdue University. His research interests include international trade, agriculture policy, and Eastern Europe. He analyzed international trade policy issues in the Economic Research Service (1977-85) and was a visiting professor at the University of Göttingen, Germany (1991-92). He has received awards for superior service and research from the USDA and from the ERS, respectively.

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