Fewer, larger U.S. farms by year 2000--and some consequences by Thomas McDonald

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economics and Statistics Service in Washington, D.C .

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  • Farms -- United States.,
  • Farm corporations -- United States.

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StatementThomas McDonald, George Coffman.
SeriesAgriculture information bulletin -- no. 439.
ContributionsCoffman, George W., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economics and Statistics Service.
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Pagination19 p. :
Number of Pages19
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Open LibraryOL17122759M

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