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Agriculture; United States

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  • The Timber Bubble that Burstby Joe P. Mattey

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 99.99

    This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984. Bubble prices--unusual and rapid rises (and eventual drops) in the prices of a commodity--have been of theoretical interest to economists for many years. This study examines the unusual movements in the price of federal timber... more...

  • Roots of Changeby Mary Ridder

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Among the vast corporate and smaller family-sized farms and agribusinesses of Nebraska, the old pioneering spirit of entrepreneurship is rising again, this time in the form of sustainable and organic growers, cooperatives, artisans, and visionaries?those who seek to enhance the quality of life and ensure its future on the farm, in the community, and... more...

  • Persistence and Change in Rural Communitiesby A.E. Luloff; R.S. Krannich

    CABI 2002; US$ 99.95

    In the 1930s and 1940s the US Department of Agriculture undertook detailed studies of 6 US rural communities representing various patterns of social and economic change that were affecting rural America. These studies became classics in the literature on rural communities, and have helped to develop theoretical perspectives in community sociology. more...

  • Great Jerusalem Artichoke Circusby Joseph A. Amato; Paul Gruchow

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 57.00

    In 1981, near the end of America?s second post-World War II energy crisis, and at the onset of the nations most recent farm crisis, American Energy Farming Systems began to sell and distribute what it deemed a ?providential plant? destined to be a new and saving crop? the Jerusalem Artichoke. This volume recounts this story of the bizarre intersection... more...

  • Hemp -- American History Revisitedby Robert Deitch

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    Who put the Hemp in Hempstead? Before the cotton gin, hemp was King. This colorful socio-economic history clears the smoke obscuring hemp’s role in battles between Crown and Colony, North & South, the marijuana lobby and their foes. more...

  • Crisis and Opportunityby John E. Ikerd

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    In Crisis and Opportunity, John E. Ikerd outlines the consequences of agricultural industrialization, then details the methods that can restore economic viability, ecological soundness, and social responsibility to our agricultural system and thus ensure sustainable agriculture as the foundation of a sustainable food system and a sustainable society. more...

  • Economic Trends in U.S Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War IIby Milton C. Hallberg

    Wiley 2008; US$ 74.99

    By examining the fluctuations of the agriculture sector over the last 50 years, Economic Trends in US Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War II is able to give its readers a better glimpse at the future of farming. Author Milton C. Hallberg details the past and potential changes in the number of farms and farm size; farm income and expenses... more...

  • King Cotton in Modern Americaby D. Clayton Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 55.00

    King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how "cotton culture" was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various... more...

  • Leadership in Agricultureby John Patrick Jordan; Neville P. Clarke; Gale A. Buchanan; Kelly C. Jordan

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In a world facing chronic and increasing shortages in food crops and natural resources, visionary leadership in agriculture becomes more and more critical for building and maintaining a sustainable future. It is of paramount importance that the dynamic and challenging evolution in agriculture over the last century and a half be met today with imaginative... more...

  • A History of Weed Science in the United Statesby Robert L Zimdahl

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 149.95

    It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important... more...