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Author: Robert Hoppe
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: farm, report, family, farms, finances, structure
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437937004
ISBN-13: 9781437937008

Most U.S. farms -- 98 percent in 2007 -- are family operations, and even the largest farms are predominantly family run. Large-scale family farms and non-family farms account for 12 percent of U.S. farms but 84 percent of the value of production. In contrast, small family farms make up most of the U.S. farm count but produce a modest share of farm output. Small farms are less profitable than large-scale farms, and their operator households tend to rely on off-farm income for their livelihood. Farm operator households cannot be characterized as low-income when both farm and off-farm income are

Author: Robert A. Hoppe
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: persistence, pressure, states, united, farms, small
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437929737
ISBN-13: 9781437929737

Ninety-one percent of U.S. farms are classified as small ¿ gross cash farm income (GCFI) of less than $250,000. About 60% of these small farms are very small, generating GCFI of less than $10,000. These very small noncommercial farms exist independently of the farm economy because their operators rely heavily on off-farm income. The remaining small farms ¿ small commercial farms ¿ account for most small-farm production. Overall farm production continues to shift to larger operations, while the number of small commercial farms and their share of sales maintain a long-term decline. The shift

Author: William D. McBride
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: calf, farms, cow, beef, structure, organization, diverse
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 2011-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437983766
ISBN-13: 9781437983760

Beef cow-calf production in the U.S. is widespread, occurring in every State. Nearly 765,000 farms, about 35% of the 2.2 million farms in the U.S., had a beef cow inventory in 2007. Most of these were small, part-time operations. This study examines the structure, costs, and characteristics of beef cow-calf producers. Many small operations are "rural residence farms" that specialize in beef cow-calf production, but their income from off-farm sources exceeds that from the farm. Most beef cow-calf production occurs on large farms, but cow-calf production is not the primary enterprise on many of

Author: Intizar Hussain
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: commands, lower, indus, basin, canal, across, performance, irrigated, wheat, farms, productivity
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 9290904151
ISBN-13: 9789290904151

A study of the enormous differences in agricultural productivity that exist across farms and regions in Pakistan, where, for example, recent farm-level data from Sindh, indicates that irrigated wheat output per hectare varies from 0.5 to 5.4 tons across farms. Looks at the central goal of agricultural policy in the country, viz. improving and sustaining productivity, narrowing the existing productivity gaps, and enhancing resource use efficiencies to meet food requirements of a rapidly growing population.

Author: Fidelis Kaihura
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Keywords: east, africa, farms, smallholder, biodiversity, agricultural
Number of Pages: 268
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 928081088X
ISBN-13: 9789280810882

The rich biodiversity of plants found in smallholder farms in Africa helps support communities by producing a range of resources from medicines to construction materials. These farms are often the guardians, as well as the beneficiaries of a greater diversity of biological species than can be found in protected areas. This publication discusses how the smallholder farmers of East Africa, in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, are contributing to the global agenda for the conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of the benefits of biodiversity.

Author: Eleanor Chelimsky
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: occupational, illnesses, injuries, monitor, exists, farms, limited, capability, pesticides
Number of Pages: 291
Published: 2008-06-01
ISBN-10: 1428989218
ISBN-13: 9781428989214

Determines the extent to which govżt. programs and regżs. protect farm workers from unnecessary occupżl exposure to pesticides (OEP). Examines what mechanisms exist at the fed. and state levels to determine the nature and extent of illnesses assoc. with OEP on farms. The following questions were used: What monitoring systems (MS) and other data sources provide info. on pesticide-related illnesses (PRI) that occur on farms? What are the strengths and weaknesses of these MS, and how comprehensive is the info. they provide in terms of kinds of health effects, popżn. subgroups, pesticides, and

Author: Noble, Andrew, ul Hassan, Mehmood, Kazbekov, Jusip
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: ingredients, sustaining, developments, transition, economies, union, soviet, former, key, livelihoods, reversing, uzbekistan, spots, land, water, improving, degradation, bright
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9290905905
ISBN-13: 9789290905905

Following the dissolution of the former Soviet Union and the collapse of existing trade arrangements, the newly independent states of Central Asia were left with the task of developing their own independent market economies. The region has undergone tremendous economic and social changes including significant agricultural reform mainly targeted at privatizing large collective farms that were established during the Soviet era. These reforms include the establishment of smaller private and cooperative farms in order to improve the efficiency and equity of existing production systems. Within Uzbe
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