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American agriculture has been in a rapid state of change represented by larger and fever farms, a smaller work force, greater capital inputs, and growing commercialization. The ongoing trend toward fever and larger farms and the "economies of scale" reasons for it are generally apparent to persons associated with rural communities. Not so well-known and apparent, however, are the economic and social impacts that larger farm size has on rural towns.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Agricultural Science | Natural Resource Economics | Rural Sociology
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; Sonka, Steven T.; and Heady, Earl O., "American farm-size structure in relation to income and employment opportunities of farms, rural communities and other sectors" (1974). CARD Reports. 44.