Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming

Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming

by James MacDonald
     
 

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Cropland has been shifting to larger farms. The shifts have been large, centered on a
doubling of farm size over 20-25 years, and they have been ubiquitous across States and
commodities. But the shifts have also been complex, with land and production shifting
primarily from mid-size commercial farming operations to larger farms, while the count
of

Overview

Cropland has been shifting to larger farms. The shifts have been large, centered on a
doubling of farm size over 20-25 years, and they have been ubiquitous across States and
commodities. But the shifts have also been complex, with land and production shifting
primarily from mid-size commercial farming operations to larger farms, while the count
of very small farms increases. Larger crop farms still realize better financial returns, on
average, and they are able to make more intensive use of their labor and capital resources,
indicating that the trends are likely to continue. The report relies on comprehensive farmlevel data to detail changes in farm size and other attributes of farm structure, and to
evaluate the key driving forces, inclu ding technologies, farm organization and business
relationships, land attributes, and government policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148352129
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
683 KB

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