The Economic Evolution of Agriculture: Statements

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985 - Agriculture - 127 pages

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Page 26 - That there is hereby established at the seat of Government of the United States a Department of Agriculture, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 7 - As defined since the 1978 census, a farm is "any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or normally would have been sold during the census year.
Page 27 - The innovators reap the gains of technological advance during the early phases of adoption, but after the improved technology has become industry-wide, the gains to innovators and all other farmers, are eroded away either through falling product prices or rising land prices, or a combination of the two...
Page 22 - States has been the chief supplier of grains under special programmes, , mainly the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, known as Public Law 480.
Page 9 - Union, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Grange, the National Farmers Organization...
Page 68 - ITze of its sales, acreage, or capital investment, but in the degree to which productive effort and its reward are vested in the family. The family farm is an agricultural business in which the operator is a risk-taking manager who, with his family, does more than half of the farm work. Statistical information on hired labor is ample and adequate, but very little data is available on operator and family labor.
Page 22 - Law 480 accounted for 27 percent of total farm exports. In 1959, the law was amended to increase dollar sales of surplus farm goods...
Page 26 - His compensation is . three thousand dollars per annum, and his duty " to acquire and preserve in his department all information concerning agriculture, which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence, and by practical and scientific experiments, by the collection of statistics, and by any other appropriate means within his power ; to collect, as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants...
Page 6 - Development (AID) asked the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on a project entitled "Factors Associated with Differences and Changes in Agricultural Production in Underdeveloped Countries.
Page 26 - Commissioner [Secretary] * of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence, and by practical and scientific experiments, accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his Office, by the collection of statistics, and by other appropriate means within his power ; . . . RS, Sec.

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