Willard Cochrane and the American Family Farm

Willard Cochrane and the American Family Farm

by Richard A. Levins, Richard Levins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803280262

ISBN-13: 9780803280267

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska


Willard Cochrane watched the dramatic decline in American family farming from a vantage point few can claim. He became one of the country’s premier agricultural economists and carried the standard of liberalism for President Kennedy in the last serious fight to save the family farm. Then, for forty long years, he held to the principles while traditional

Overview


Willard Cochrane watched the dramatic decline in American family farming from a vantage point few can claim. He became one of the country’s premier agricultural economists and carried the standard of liberalism for President Kennedy in the last serious fight to save the family farm. Then, for forty long years, he held to the principles while traditional agriculture faded into what he once called “family farms in form but not in spirit.”

This book is about the spirit of family farming: Thomas Jefferson’s dream of an agrarian democracy. What should we do in the face of globalization, high technology, and corporate control of our food supply? Willard Cochrane and the American Family Farm recounts how one man faced these issues and where he would wish us to go in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803280267
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Our Sustainable Future Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
Foreword,
Acknowledgments,
1 Family Farms in Form but Not in Spirit,
2 The Golden Age,
3 The Treadmill,
4 Professor Cochrane Goes to Washington,
5 An Unreconstructed Liberal,
6 Heartland,
Notes,
Selected Writings of Willard Cochrane, 1939–1997,

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