Agriculture Fact Book 2000 (Agriculture Fact Book, 2000) by US Department of Agriculture

By US Department of Agriculture

It is a softcover ebook released November, 2000, via the USDA workplace of Communications.

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Table 4-4. S. 5 percent. 1Other States includes all other States in the corn estimating program. 44 Table 4-5. S. 1Other Stacked Gene Varieties All GM Varieties Percent Percent Percent Percent 33 3 18 37 29 11 7 17 15 23 17 32 13 1336 29 33 21 26 14 4 32 30 78 36 6 36 20 70 24 82 80 76 46 74 61 States includes all other States in the cotton estimating program. Three statistical methods can offer several perspectives on estimating changes in pesticide use associated with adoption of GE crops: ■ Same-year differences.

In both the higher-sales and lowersales groups, farmers in the top 25 percent are also more likely to allocate some of their labor to off-farm work. Top performers also actively engage in marketing their products. Active marketing of crop and livestock commodities/products generally gathers additional margins—which increases profits—through better timing of sales to receive higher prices. Top-performing farms in both of the study groups were more likely than other farms in those categories to use marketing strategies like hedging or futures/options contracts, forward contracting of sales through the use of marketing contracts, and spreading sales over the year (figure 2-11).

Of great significance for the future of rural industry was the work of New Deal agencies, such as the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and USDA’s Rural Electrification Administration (REA), renamed Rural Utilities Service, as well as State road-building commissions, which provided essential elements of infrastructure that would be needed by manufacturers. As TVA and REA were beginning their R 26 work, Mississippi in 1936 became the first State to offer subsidies to attract new industries. In the next several years, many other Southern States followed suit.

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