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The Fate of Family Farming: Variations on an American Idea

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A penetrating look at the condition of family farming--yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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A penetrating look at the condition of today's family farms--and the challenges they face

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The Fate of Family Farming employs a hands-on approach, with much local New England detail, in its exploration of the history and future of American family farming as an idea and as an ongoing way of life. Early chapters situate family farming within American history, beginning with Jamestown and Plymouth, continuing with Jefferson and Emerson and others, and including the technological transformations during the twentieth century. An extended chapter deals with the idea of agrarianism, and considers in detail the work of Louis Bromfield, Victor Hanson, and Wendell Berry.

The middle section of the book opens a window on present-day farming with detailed portraits of four farms devoted, respectively, to the production of maple syrup, eggs and corn, milk, and apples. The author takes the reader to the barns and fields of these farms, introduces the farm families, helps the reader taste the syrup and corn and smell the silage and--ultimately enables others to see the economic and ecological challenges that farmers today face, and to consider their strategies for survival.

In the last portion of the book the author provides a very accessible examination of the role of farm technology and global economics, including the many ironies of farming success, followed by a chapter that balances the threat and promise of biotechnology, and a concluding analysis of the current struggle for the soul of agriculture.

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ISBN:
9781584650270
Author:
Jager, Ronald
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Family farms
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Agriculture -- United States.
Subject:
Family farms -- United States.
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.94x6.06x.76 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A penetrating look at the condition of today's family farms--and the challenges they face
"Synopsis" by , The Fate of Family Farming employs a hands-on approach, with much local New England detail, in its exploration of the history and future of American family farming as an idea and as an ongoing way of life. Early chapters situate family farming within American history, beginning with Jamestown and Plymouth, continuing with Jefferson and Emerson and others, and including the technological transformations during the twentieth century. An extended chapter deals with the idea of agrarianism, and considers in detail the work of Louis Bromfield, Victor Hanson, and Wendell Berry.

The middle section of the book opens a window on present-day farming with detailed portraits of four farms devoted, respectively, to the production of maple syrup, eggs and corn, milk, and apples. The author takes the reader to the barns and fields of these farms, introduces the farm families, helps the reader taste the syrup and corn and smell the silage and--ultimately enables others to see the economic and ecological challenges that farmers today face, and to consider their strategies for survival.

In the last portion of the book the author provides a very accessible examination of the role of farm technology and global economics, including the many ironies of farming success, followed by a chapter that balances the threat and promise of biotechnology, and a concluding analysis of the current struggle for the soul of agriculture.

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