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  • Decline Of The Family Farm
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    The complexion of farming is changing radically. The land cannot support as many farm families as it did in an earlier time. Small farms are being consolidated into larger ones. General farms, with several kinds of crops and a barnyard of farm animals, are yielding to specialty farms that concentrate on a single major crop. Family farms are declining; corporate farms are increasing. Efficiency is growing. Crops are changing. Techniques are improving. Just as the train, tractor, truck, and airpla...
  • Supporter Of Small Family Farm
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    Oxfam America is a supporter of small family farm based business, according to Laura Rush the US government spends up to 16 billion dollars a year on farm payments. Most of those funds from the US government go towards large commercial farms. Oxfam America is supporting the act called the Rural America Preservation Act, which will help smaller based farms with funding. Since there are so many loopholes in the current government system that are only helping the larger commercial based farms, this...
  • Family Traditions And Values
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    Nectar in a Sieve is a work of literature written in the mid 1900's. This work describes the effect that modernization and industrialization had on the farming families of India. During this time many traditional values had to be overturned by the people in order to keep up with the changing times. Many farmers lost their land and many people died of starvation due to bad harvests and inflating prices on goods. This novel specifically describes the life of a woman, Rukmani, and how her family wa...
  • Tepoztl N Villagers Use
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    An Economic and Family Analysis of Tepoztl n The Mexican village of Tepoztl n lies due south of the capital of Mexico City. It is not a remote area and the people who dwell there are not untouched by humanity. They actively participate in their nation's laws and government. However, an anthropological study reveals features that are interesting and unique, even though a poor and civilized town may seem to be ordinary and commonplace to the untrained eye. This report will focus on the economic sy...
  • Family Farmers With Agribusiness And Corporate Farms
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    In my last speech I talked about globalization and more specifically the affect of NAFTA on the Mexican corn farmers. As a result of the removal of tariffs on agricultural products, Mexico, a country once self sufficient in basic grains, today imports 95 percent of its soy, 58 percent of its rice, 49 percent of its wheat, and 40 percent of its meat. This has resulted in Mexican corn farmers being put out of business. More than 80 percent of Mexico's extreme poor live in rural areas, and more tha...
  • Effects Of Technology On The Farming Family
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    Technology in Agriculture, and its Application to The Grapes of Wrath Although technology has become a standard in today's society, it was a major cause of the Great Depression. Before the advent of the tractor, may people made their living as farmers. As seen in The Grapes of Wrath, many of these people lost their occupations and their farms due to industrialization of farming. A tractor did the work of fifteen farming families, so more and more families were put out of business by the owners o...

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