The Economics of American Agriculture: Evolution and Global Development: Evolution and Global Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Economics of American Agriculture: Evolution and Global Development

Evolution and Global Development, 1st Edition

By Steven C. Blank

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488 pages

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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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS038000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor