By Bruce L. Gardner
American agriculture within the 20th century has given the area certainly one of its nice good fortune tales, a paradigm of productiveness and many. but the tale has its darkish part, from the plight of the Okies within the Thirties to the farm challenge of the Nineteen Eighties to state-of-the-art issues approximately low crop costs and the impression of biotechnology. U.S. farming during the last century, Bruce Gardner searches out causes for either the notable growth and the continual social difficulties that experience marked the heritage of yankee agriculture.
Gardner records either the industrial problems that experience faced farmers and the technological and fiscal ameliorations that experience lifted them from relative poverty to fiscal parity with the nonfarm inhabitants. He presents an in depth research of the motives of those developments, with emphasis at the position of presidency motion. He reports how commodity help courses, pushed through interest-group politics, have spent hundreds of thousands of billions of greenbacks to little function. still, Gardner concludes that through reconciling competing financial pursuits whereas fostering productiveness progress and fiscal integration of the farm and nonfarm economies, the general twentieth-century function of presidency in American agriculture is reasonably seen as a triumph of democracy.
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American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: How It Flourished and What It Cost by Bruce L. Gardner