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215 AAA radicals, 68 acreage controls, 32, 62, 65, 77, 83, 88, 123, 125, 129, 130, 136 acreage diversion payments, 130 Acreage Reserve Program, 129. See also Soil Bank African Americans and agriculture, 19, 22, 23, 68, 70, 155, 166, 212 Agent Orange, 115 agrarianism, 180–83 Agrarian League, 181 Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, 58, 61, 62–63, 73, 136; section 32 (1935 amendment), 67, 144; and Thomas Amendment, 62 Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 72, 74–75, 77, 125, 126 agricultural extension, 21–23 Agricultural Marketing Act, 52, 53, 55, 59 Alabama, 20, 71, 110 Allis-Chalmers, 18, 100 Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, 194 Amana Society, 178 American Farm Bureau, 128, 140 American Society of Agronomy, 192 Amish farms, 15, 95, 178, 179, 191 animal breeding, 12, 24, 99, 119, 121, 204 animal welfare, 117, 165, 167 antibiotics, 116–17, 167, 171, 184, 197 apples, 25, 37, 41, 67, 86, 168, 196 Arkansas, 153, 210 artificial insemination, 121 Austria, 178, 185 barbed wire, 9 base acres, 66, 76, 134, 202 beef cattle, 39, 63, 66, 82, 87, 89–91, 95, 117, 121, 127, 152 Bennett, Hugh H., 72 Bergland, Robert, 192 Berry, Wendell, 189–90 Bethesda community, 32, 47, 89 Bianconi, Thomas, xiii binder, 7, 9–11, 18, 34, 35, 43, 101 biodynamic agriculture, 185 bioregionalism, 177 black farmers. See African Americans and agriculture boll weevil, 22, 112, 113 Borlaug, Norman, 121 Brannan, Charles, 127, 128, 165 Bromfield, Louis, 188 Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 29, 30 Bureau of Reclamation, 69 burley tobacco, 31–33, 68, 80, 82, 83, 88, 101. See also tobacco Bush, George W., 141 Butler case, 73 Butz, Earl, 192 Index 216 Index California: confinement dairy farms in, 96, 148, 153; cotton harvest in, 105–6; fruits and vegetables in, 28, 53, 56–58, 61, 86, 168; as leading farm state, 152; organic farming in, 194; wheat harvest in, 10–11 Capper-Volstead Act, 29 Carey, Henry C., 176, 177, 185, 186, 188, 212 Carson, Rachel, 116, 192 Case farm machinery, 12, 100 Caterpillar Company, 100 Catholic Rural Life Conference, 191 cattle: breeds of, 121; in confinement dairying, 96, 99, 148, 167, 197; and government programs, 133; for home dairy needs, 2, 4, 33, 35, 37–38, 84, 85, 152, 184; and manure disposal, 172–73, for marketing , 33, 77, 78, 167, 197; steroid and hormone use in, 117–19, 167. See also beef cattle cellulosic ethanol, 141, 144, 205 Central Bank for Cooperatives, 68 check-row planters, 7 chemicals, 80, 86, 95, 108, 121, 168, 202, 204; in antibiotics and hormones, 116–19; in fertilizers, 108–12; in herbicides, 115–16; in insecticides and fungicides, 114 chickens. See poultry Child Nutrition Act, 145 Chile, 108, 109, 110 Civil Rights Act of 1964, 166 Clinton, William (Bill), 134 Cochrane, Willard, 165, 210–12 colony collapse disorder, 113 combine, 9, 11–12, 13, 15, 16, 55, 94, 101–4, 157, 191, 203, 205 commercial farmers, 49, 68, 133, 140, 141, 159, 165, 170, 190, 194 Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), 60–61, 69, 75, 126, 131, 132–34 commodity loans. See crop loans commodity programs, 67, 76, 125, 127, 130, 133, 136, 139–41, 146, 165, 193, 202 communal agriculture, 71, 178–80 community-based agriculture, 186, 191 compost, 185, 186, 188, 195–97 confinement dairying, 96, 148, 153 conservation, 11, 24, 34, 129, 136, 139, 165, 198; in conservation reserves, 70, 127, 120, 134, 143, 204; in New Deal, 72–74, 75, 169; in 1985 farm bill, 134; present program for, 140–42, 169–70 Conservation Reserve, 70, 129, 134, 143 Conservation Security Program, 142 Coolidge, Calvin, 30 Cooperative Extension Service, 22–23, 24, 60, 192 cooperative marketing, 29–30, 51, 61, 125 Cooperative Marketing Act, 29 cooperatives, 25, 29, 30, 52–60, 68, 69, 72, 119 corn: in commodity programs, 126–27, 129, 130, 133, 137, 139, 140; in early America, 2, 3; effect of herbicides on, 115; in ethanol production, 140, 143–44, 153, 158; for home use, 4, 33, 40, 41, 80, 168; hybrid varieties of, 79, 80, 119–20; as livestock feed, 38, 39, 66, 78; marketing policies for, 29, 53, 92, 125, 143; in New Deal programs, 63, 64, 66, 67, 74, 75; pests of, 112–14; productivity rates, 98–99; techniques for growing , 7, 8, 14, 34, 40, 41, 78, 94, 110, 115–16; techniques of harvest , 14–15, 31, 94, 102–3 217 Index corporate farms, 148, 190 cotton picker, 14, 98, 101, 103, 105–6, 122 Cotton...

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9780813173153
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9780813125190
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OCLC
262840971
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240
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2012-01-01
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English
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