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Family Farming
By Marty Strange

Family Farming

A New Economic Vision

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Family Farming by Marty Strange

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Americans decry the decline of family farming but stand by helplessly as industrial agribusiness takes over. The prevailing sentiment is that family farms should survive for important social, ethical, and economic reasons. But will they? This timely book exposes the biases in American farm policies that irrationally encourage expansion, biases evident in federal commodity programs, income tax provisions, and subsidized credit services. Family Farming also exposes internal conflicts, particularly the conflict between the private interests of individual farmers and the public interest in family farming as a whole. It challenges the assumption that bigger is better, critiques the technological basis of modern agriculture, and calls for farming practices that are ethical, economical, and ecologically sound. The alternative policies discussed in this book could yet save the family farm, and the ways and means of saving it are argued here with special urgency. This Bison Books edition includes a new introduction by the author providing a more national perspective, underscoring the repetitive cycles of American agriculture over the decade, and assessing the major policy issues that have dominated agriculture in recent years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803217485
ISBN-10: 080321748X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Pages: 326
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marty Strange

Marty Strange is policy director for the Rural School and Community Trust and was a founder of the Center for Rural Affairs, now located in Lyons, Nebraska, USA. He received Common Cause's Public Service Achievement Award and the Rural Sociological Society's Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award.

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