Title

Farm size relationships, with an emphasis on California: a summary report

Keywords

farm size, land and agriculture, land, agricultural economics, California farmland

Abstract

Increasing farm size and decreasing farm numbers have caused concern about the seemingly evergrowing concentration of agriculture’s resources in fewer and fewer hands. The marketing system for inputs and products, government programs, and even publicly supported research are alleged to be geared to favor large producers. Escalating land prices and heavy capital requirements have raised substantial economic barriers to entry. Some contend that such structural changes have adversely affected rural communities, which are losing farm people, smalltown businesses, and services.

Original Publication Citation

Farm Size Relationships with an Emphasis on California: A Summary Report, Carole Frank Nuckton, ed. (contributors include Harold O. Carter and Warren E. Johnston, principal investigators, and Hoy F. Carman, Ben C. French, B. Delworth Gardner, Rulon D. Pope, Refugio I. Rochin, and Stephen H. Sosnick), California Agriculture, Vol. 35, Nos. 7 and 8, July-August 1981, pp. 13-20.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1981-07-01

Publisher

California Agriculture

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Economics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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