The Future of the Farm

Wickard, Claude R.
February 1941
New Republic;2/3/41, Vol. 104 Issue 5, p138
Discusses the impact of technology on agriculture in the United States. Reason behind decrease in the farm families of Carroll County, Indiana; Decline in income from agriculture which accounts for the root cause of problems in the agricultural industry; Need to handle technological innovations carefully to ensure they do not hamper the farmers; Effects of industrial revolution on farming; Introduction of labor-saving machines and practices that have made farming a business; Predictions related to mechanization on the farm; Suggestions for how to mitigate undesirable effects of the industrial revolution on the farm.


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