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Soil Erosion And Some Means For Its Control, R. Burnell Held, Melvin G. Blase, John F. Timmons Aug 1962

Soil Erosion And Some Means For Its Control, R. Burnell Held, Melvin G. Blase, John F. Timmons

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The control of soil erosion on the many farms where it is still a problem would not be difficult if it required only an understanding of the critical physical relationships between climate, topography, plant cover, water and soil as well as an ability to prescribe the proper engineering and agronomic measures for each situation. Soil losses, when greatly in excess of those produced by natural geological processes, result from the use of particular farming practices and cropping systems. While an understanding of the physical conditions which produce this erosion is essential, so is an understanding of the reasons that farmers ...


A Basebook For Agricultural Adjustment In Iowa: Part Ii--Prospects For The Years Ahead, Cooperative Extension Service In Agriculture And Home Economics, Agricultural And Home Economics Experiment Station, Center For Agricultural Adjustment Cooperating Oct 1957

A Basebook For Agricultural Adjustment In Iowa: Part Ii--Prospects For The Years Ahead, Cooperative Extension Service In Agriculture And Home Economics, Agricultural And Home Economics Experiment Station, Center For Agricultural Adjustment Cooperating

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This bulletin is the second in a series of three summarizing the information presented and discussed during the Agricultural Adjustment Seminar at Iowa State College. Part I considered the current situation and its background and attempted to explain the basic causes. Part II outlines the prospects for agriculture in the years immediately ahead— demand and supply for farm products, possible means of expanding demand and some of the types of adjustments needed if long-run solutions of the basic farm problems are to be made.


A Basebook For Agricultural Adjustment In Iowa: Part I--Agriculture In The Mid-Fifties, Cooperative Extension Service In Agriculture And Home Economics, Agricultural And Home Economics Experiment Station, Center For Agricultural Adjustment Cooperating Oct 1957

A Basebook For Agricultural Adjustment In Iowa: Part I--Agriculture In The Mid-Fifties, Cooperative Extension Service In Agriculture And Home Economics, Agricultural And Home Economics Experiment Station, Center For Agricultural Adjustment Cooperating

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Agriculture is a unique industry—made up of millions of individual firms, each an individual business with its own manager. Many of these also are basically family and living units. The physical products of agriculture are used primarily for food and direct human consumption, and many are necessary for life itself. Once these needs are met, however, other uses for the products of agriculture that will yield favorable prices to farmers seem limited. These and other unique characteristics of agriculture cause it to be beset with problems not encountered by all industries.


A Basebook For Agricultural Adjustment In Iowa: Part Iii--The Opportunities, Cooperative Extension Service In Agriculture And Home Economics, Agricultural And Home Economics Experiment Station, Center For Agricultural Adjustment Cooperating Oct 1957

A Basebook For Agricultural Adjustment In Iowa: Part Iii--The Opportunities, Cooperative Extension Service In Agriculture And Home Economics, Agricultural And Home Economics Experiment Station, Center For Agricultural Adjustment Cooperating

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This is the third of a series of three bulletins summarizing the information presented and discussed during the Division of Agriculture’s Agricultural Adjustment Seminar. Part I dealt with the current situation, its background and causes. Part II considered the prospects immediately ahead for agriculture and outlined some of the types of adjustments needed if agriculture is to share fully in the fruits of its own progress and growth and that of the national economy. Part III presents the opportunities for programs and activities that appear to have the greatest promise for bringing balance to the farming industry.