William J. Spillman and the Birth of Agricultural Economics

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University of Missouri Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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"Biography of William J. Spillman, scientist and educator for the United States Department of Agriculture. Explores Spillman's role in the development of the agricultural economics, the agricultural New Deal, genetics research, agricultural education and the Cooperative Extension Service, the post-World War I overproduction crisis, and the Law of Diminishing Returns"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Scientific Breeding
9
Taking Scientific Agriculture to the Public
35
Science Politics and the USDA
74
The Law of Diminishing Returns
100
Balancing the Farm Output
116
Conclusion Farm Evangelism and Dollar Efficiency
154
Publications by William J Spillman
161
Emergency Bulletin
183
Bibliography
191
Index
207
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