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American farms, American food : a geography of agriculture and food production in the United States

Author: John C Hudson; Christopher R Laingen
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American Farms, American Food bridges the gap between agricultural production and food studies allowing readers to learn about both subjects up close and in detail. Beyond that, the book provides background on the domestication, breeding, and development of crop plants and livestock that have become the food we eat. Themes such as the family farm, local food production, organic agriculture, genetically modified  Read more...
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Hudson, John C.
American farms, American food.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2016025637
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Hudson; Christopher R Laingen
ISBN: 9781498508209 1498508200
OCLC Number: 950445610
Description: viii, 149 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Farms and food --
The family farm --
The corn belt --
Wheat and grains --
Dairy --
Pork and beef --
Poultry --
Fruits and vegetables --
Organic farms and organic food --
The reserved lands.
Responsibility: John C. Hudson and Christopher R. Laingen.

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This book offers a concise interpretation of how food and agriculture are connected. The chapters treat specific crops or livestock types from the point of view of both production and consumption,  Read more...

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Hudson (geography, Northwestern Univ.) and Laingen (geography, Eastern Illinois Univ.) have written extensively about the geography of agriculture. They readily acknowledge reliance on the Census of Read more...

 
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