Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture

Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested that the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Research Council (NRC) convene a panel of experts to examine whether publicly funded agricultural research has influenced the structure of U.S. agriculture and, if so, how. The Committee to Review the Role of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research on the Structure of U.S. Agriculture was asked to assess the role of public-sector agricultural research on changes in the size and numbers of farms, with particular emphasis on the evolution of very-large-scale operations.Market forces, including changes in the availability of financial capital, changes in international capital flows, and the ... Conclusion 2: Public-sector research and technology transfer are not always scale neutral; thus, different groups adopt research results disproportionately. ... farm size; regional land quality; and the age, wealth, education, access to credit, and human capital resources of the operators.


Title:Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture
Author: Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Committee to Review the Role of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research on the Structure of U.S. Agriculture, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2002-03-18
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