CS 462 US Farming considerations

CS 462 US Farming considerations - Issues Associated with...

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Issues Associated with  Commercial Agriculture in the  United States David Jordan Department of Crop Science North Carolina State University
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Considerations Farmers Have Ability to Produce and Sell Commodities Climate Soil resources Urbanization Markets Production costs Cash flow Regulatory issues Labor pool Farm programs (Farm Service Agency) Diminished voice at local, state, and national levels
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Climate Rainfall amount, duration and consistency Temperature (average and extremes) and heat unit accumulation Carbon dioxide, ozone and other gases
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Soil Resources Soil productivity (short and long term) Organic matter and soil structure Fertility levels (plant nutrition) Erosion potential Irrigation availability, cost and quality (salinity)
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Urbanization Competition between urban communities and farming operations for essential natural resources (land and water) One society’s reliance on another society for food, fiber, water and other valuable products
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Markets Access Fluctuations Segments of agribusiness
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United States Wheat Yield and Price in Relative Units – 1996-2004 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Yield Price
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United States Cotton Yield and Price in Relative Units – 1996-2004 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Yield Price
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United States Rice Yield and Price in Relative Units – 1996-2004 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Yield Price
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course SSC 462 taught by Professor Havlin during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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