Unbalanced Bounty from America's Farms

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Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1339-1340
DOI: 10.1126/science.1076744

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American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century. How It Flourished and What It Cost. Bruce L. Gardner. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. 400 pp. $49.95, £33.50, €49.95. ISBN 0-674-00748-4.

Gardner surveys the challenges faced by U.S. farmers and the technological and economic transformations they have experienced over the past century. He finds that government actions have played a particularly important role.