This book contains the Office of Technology Assessment commissioned papers analyzing the Northeast, South, Midwest, the Great Plains and the West of the U.S. The papers indicate that the relationship between the structure of agriculture and characteristics of rural communities vary in the U.S. .
1. Farm and Community Change: A Brief Introduction to the Regional Studies 2. Industrial Agriculture and Rural Community Degredation 3. Public Policy, Farm Size, and Community Well-Being in .Farming-Dependent Counties of the Plains 4. Agricultural Technologies, Farm Structure and Rural Communities in the Corn Belt Policies and Implications for 2000 5. Farm Structure and Rural Communities in the Northeast 6. Farm Structure and Rural Well-Being in the South 7. California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida (CA TF): Appendixes