Problems of plenty: the American farmer in the twentieth century

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Ivan R. Dee, 2002 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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In this history of American agriculture over the last century, Mr. Hurt shows how farm men and women increasingly looked to the federal government--for technical information, regulation of business practices, and intervention in the agricultural economy. He surveys the major policy changes that helped shape farming both as a business and as a way of life. The best history of twentieth-century American agriculture I've ever read. A fine, fine book. --Peter A. Coclanis

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Easy to read, and easy to comprehend. Has a tendency to jump around chronologically a bit, but it's not hard to make sense of it all. I spent an entire semester reading & discussing this book in my ... Read full review


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