February 21, 2017

Agriculture Fact Book 1999 (Agriculture Factbook, 1999) by US Department of Agriculture

By US Department of Agriculture

Show description

Read or Download Agriculture Fact Book 1999 (Agriculture Factbook, 1999) PDF

Similar agriculture books

Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement

A group of greater than 5000 younger farmers and activists, the Greenhorns are dedicated to generating and advocating for foodstuff grown with imaginative and prescient and admire for the earth. This publication, edited by means of 3 of the group's prime individuals, contains 50 unique essays by way of new farmers who write approximately their reviews within the box from quite a lot of angles, either functional and inspirational.

Unsaturated Soils. Advances in Geo-Engineering: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference, E-UNSAT 2008, Durham, United Kingdom, 2-4 July 2008

Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering contains 136 contributions from top overseas researchers and practitioners, offered on the First eu convention on Unsaturated Soils (Durham, united kingdom, 2-4 July 2008). The papers record at the most recent advances in geo-engineering elements of unsaturated soils.

The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable Production and Consumption

Meat and dairy construction and intake are in obstacle. Globally sixty billion livestock are used for nutrients construction each year. it really is good accredited that methane emissions from livestock and different farm animals are significant participants to greenhouse fuel degrees and to weather switch. The nutrition and Agriculture association of the United countries (FAO) predicts a coarse doubling of meat and milk intake through 2050, with really swift progress happening within the constructing economies of Asia.

Additional info for Agriculture Fact Book 1999 (Agriculture Factbook, 1999)

Sample text

The importance of labor varied significantly by farm type and size of farm. The proportion of total farm production expenses attributed to hired and contract labor expenses was greatest on horticultural specialty farms (44 percent), fruit and tree nut farms (40 percent), and vegetable and melon farms (32 percent). These types of farms are least mechanized, and many of the commodities they produce are still harvested by hand. At the other extreme, labor expenses comprised less than 5 percent of all production expenses on beef cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry farms.

Crop failure generally varies within a range of 5-11 million acres per year. The noticeable differences are often the result of weather conditions such as the drought in 1988, or the flood and wet weather at planting time in 1993. In 1983, the sharp decline in cropland harvested was the result of “PIK” (payment-in-kind), a USDA land retirement program that paid for the land retirement with surplus commodities. The idle acreage in 1983 included nearly 49 million acres in the PIK program and more than 29 million acres in the Acreage Conservation Reserve and Paid Land Diversion programs.

Net value-added represents the total value of the farm sector’s output of goods and services, less payments to other (non-farm) sectors of the economy, and is production agriculture’s addition to national output. 3 billion in 1997. 7 billion expansion in out-ofpocket costs (intermediate consumption outlays). 5 billion less in net value-added to be distributed among the providers of resources to the farm sector in 1997. 5 percent more for their contributions to 1997 farm production than in 1996.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 30 votes