The Future of the North American Granary

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The Future of the North American Granary

Edited by C. Ford Runge
Iowa State University Press, 1987
238 pp.
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Among the many books on the problems of American agriculture this volume stemming from a conference at the University of Minnesota is of exceptional interest because of its scope. There are good papers on the usual international and domestic factors that have caused trouble, plus a comparison with Canada on some points. Nearly three-quarters of the book concerns the future and deals with technological developments in biogenetics, information and finance, resources of land and water, environmental considerations and possible changes in climate.

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