Principles of Agricultural Management HW 2

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Kashney Welch AEB 3133 – Principles of Agricultural Management Fall 2010 Dr. Lurleen Walters Farm Structure: Which sectors have undergone significant structural change? What are some possible implications? Within the Production Sector, livestock agriculture has undergone significant change because production is more specialized now in regards to the demands of the market. They are specialized in different stages of production to ensure the efficiency of specified products getting to the market in a timely manner. Smaller farms now rely on specialized labor opposed to different production measures in the past. With its production sector being as efficient as it is now, this has opted for smaller farms to be able to produce more. The problem that these specialized labor functions pose is that growing to a more efficient scale also concentrates livestock in a limited area, and excess concentrations of manure-based nutrients can lead to an increased air and water pollution. Larger operations are also more persuaded to use various tactics such as extensive amounts of
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course ACG 2021 taught by Professor Montgomery during the Summer '08 term at FSU.

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