The Economics of American Agriculture

The Economics of American Agriculture

Evolution and Global Development

Book - 2008
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This book answers the questions: What is happening to American agriculture, and why? Steven C. Blank uses portfolio theory to analyze both macro- and microeconomic data that paints a clear picture of the trends in agriculture, and explains why these trends are consistent with market evolution and global economic development. He clarifies agriculture's specific role in economic development with a focus on the current and future globalizing commodity markets.The book features empirical research that demonstrates the link between farm-level investment decisions and regional and national economic trends. It shows how the dynamic environment of industrialization and globalization of agriculture is part of a continuing development that is driven by technological innovation. This all points to a future with a very different agricultural production sector and some extremely important policy choices that will face the entire country.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., c2008.
ISBN: 9780765622297
0765622297
9780765622280
0765622289
Characteristics: xi, 475 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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