RS 301 - Food Lecture Notes

RS 301 - Food Lecture Notes - RS 301 Professor Wolf Cal...

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RS 301 Professor Wolf Cal Poly Pomona Fall 2009 Lecture Notes on Food Wolf’s Food PPT Outline: I. Regenerative approaches to food II. Graphs a. Input Trends b. US average farm size III. Economic Ideas about Farming (misconceptions) a. Urban cities and rural farming communities do not share burden i. Ex: cost soil erosion b. Industrial economy sole focus is marketability – no value c. Squash metaphor – don’t know how to value soil IV. 6 Fallacies in Agriculture 1. agriculture can be treated as an industry 2. subsistence vs growing for export 3. free market can preserve agriculture 4. productivity is only standard of production 5. too many farmers 6. hand labor is bad V. US Farm Policy a. 2 pronged approach i. policy of plenty ii. policy to manage plenty b. Less focus on Managing Plenty trend c. Graphs i. US exports d. Expectation acreage policy i. Graph 1. Soybean exportable production and surplus 2. Acreage response to lower prices e. Why agriculture price and income problems? i.
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  • Fall '09
  • ProfessorWolf
  • Food PPT Outline, Expectation acreage policy, plenty ii. policy, food processing Energy, Farm Policy a.

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