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The economics of American agriculture : evolution and global development

Author: Steven C Blank
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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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  Read more...
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Blank, Steven C.
Economics of American Agriculture: Evolution and Global Development.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven C Blank
ISBN: 9781317457343 131745734X 9781315699936 1315699931 1322508615 9781322508610 9781317457329 1317457323 9781317457336 1317457331
OCLC Number: 898475252
Notes: "First published 2008 by M.E. Sharpe."
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Is American agriculture shrinking? --
American agriculture's life cycle --
Profit patterns across American agriculture --
Agricultural profits and farm household wealth --
The economic food chain of global development --
Commodities and the profit squeeze --
Technology as catalyst and treadmill --
Economic development and the irony of American agriculture's technical progress --
Farmland values and uses as indicators of national wealth --
International mutual dependence --
Producers as investors and portfolio managers --
Measuring risk for decision making --
Portfolio decision making of farmland owners and tenants --
Is the market failing producers who wish to manage risks? --
Hedging with off-farm income --
Commodity market evolution --
Regional agriculture as a national industry --
The role of American agribusiness --
Is agriculture a "way of life" or a business? --
The role of American agricultural policy.
Responsibility: Steven C. Blank.

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Uses portfolio theory to analyze both macro- and microeconomic data and paints a picture of the trends in agriculture. This book explains why these trends are consistent with market evolution and  Read more...

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