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Published: 01 February 2023
figure 7. Cartoon satirizing the harvest hand recruitment process. “Rain in South Dakota,” Marshalltown (IA) Evening Times-Republican , August 4, 1903 ( https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85049554/1903-08-04/ed-1/seq-1/ ). More
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Abraham Gibson Animals as Food: (Re)connecting Production, Processing, Consumption, and Impacts . By Amy J. Fitzgerald . East Lansing : Michigan State University Press , 2015 . 210 pp., $44.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-61186-174-7 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 April 2008
... is best understood when agricultural systems are viewed in connection to the overall economic activities of rural households. More simply put, the dynamics of agrarian change in rural Africa cannot be understood without linking such changes to the wider economy and their impact on local labor processes...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 576–578.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Christopher Bosso Cities of Farmers: Urban Agricultural Practices and Processes . Edited by Julie C. Dawson and Alfonso Morales . Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2016 . 326 pp., $55.00 , paperback, ISBN 978-1-60938-437-1 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 576...
Published: 01 February 2023
figure 2. The Primitiva Nitrate Processing Facility, Chile, ca. 1890. Source: William Howard Russell, A Visit to Chile and the Nitrate Fields (London: Virtue, 1890). More
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 413–443.
Published: 01 July 2020
... tractors, primarily as a solution to poor plowing and low land productivity. The first tractors were tested in 1907, starting a process of technological innovation that resulted in the adoption of tractors after World War I. Introducing the tractor into the large estates of a peripheral rural society...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 333–357.
Published: 01 July 2007
... cases, such as the narrowing of belt width, public pressure improved long-term prospects. Public unwillingness to engage in drawn-out and uncertain solutions and a bureaucratic refusal to open up the planning process consistently undermined the overall success of the project. Conservation planning...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Tom Dicke Abstract Tomato growing and canning was an important part of Ozarks life for sixty years. For a few months every year, from before the start of the twentieth century until shortly after the end of World War II, tens of thousands of Ozarkers picked or processed a significant portion...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (4): 393–408.
Published: 01 October 2005
...Deborah Fitzgerald Abstract Although most Americans enjoy a plethora of food choices, as well as an abundance of foods throughout the year, most of this food is processed and travels a long way to our tables. In exchange for plentiful food, evidently, we have given up local and regional sources...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 144–169.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., the tin can, and the hot bed to alter both seasonal growth cycles and the spatial arrangements between producers and consumers. Through strategies used to manage time and space, these farmers participated in the larger process of modernization that occurred throughout the United States and Europe...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (2): 237–261.
Published: 01 April 2014
... for doing so. They made changes to their production practices because of specific problems they encountered with the conventional system. In the 1980s several pioneering farmers turned to on-farm processing and sold their dairy products in alternative retail outlets. They were also instrumental...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (4): 538–565.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Lowell Gudmundson Abstract During the second half of the twentieth century Costa Rica experienced two related and profound changes in its historically dominant coffee sector: the rise and consolidation of a producer co-op movement with its own processing and marketing capacity in the 1960s...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 121–145.
Published: 01 February 2023
... (and scores of other dioicous plants—that is, those with two distinct sexes) traditionally occurred with scientists selecting specimens that exhibited desirable traits that could be traced to their hereditary makeup. The process was painstakingly slow, requiring countless dustings of pollen from male plants...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 140–154.
Published: 01 April 2004
... Hispanics, to be sure--but both nonetheless. As demonstrated in the case Brown v. Greene (1884), corruption became institutionalized to such a high degree that adjudication could become impossible. Reluctance to reform the system permeated the cultural borderlands of northern California and in the process...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (3): 349–372.
Published: 01 July 2011
... agribusiness and the penetration of American capital. In the process of arriving on the island, these two interests found a land tenure system in the firm control of local farmers (small, medium, and large). The American invasion and subsequent incorporation of the island into the American economic/political...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 128–163.
Published: 01 May 2022
... on the nation's future. This article examines the AMS's foundation and development, placing it within the Argentine nation-state building process of the last third of the nineteenth century. It argues that the state used weather observation more as a tool of expansion, as in the case of Patagonia, than...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 247–262.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., however, the original land-grant universities have forgotten, perhaps even abandoned, their initial mission. Rather than offering opportunity to the diverse pastiche that comprises America, they now seek glory for themselves by coveting only the best students. In the process, their historic role...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 263–288.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Jacob Steere-Williams Abstract This article examines the late nineteenth-century process whereby elite British dairy companies used the tools and the rhetoric of scientific management to gain market hegemony, marginalizing small and often rural dairy farmers. This was in the context of increased...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (3): 356–378.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., the CCES bolstered Colorado farmers during some of their worst years and in the process profoundly altered the agricultural economy and landscape of southeastern Colorado. © 2016 Agricultural History Society 2016 Notes 1. My thanks to Brandon Williams, Paul Sutter, and the anonymous reviewers...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 102–138.
Published: 01 January 2019
... may not know it, the critical raw material Monsanto uses to make Roundup an effective herbicide is elemental phosphorus, which comes from a processing plant in southeast Idaho that remains an operating Superfund site to this day. In the years ahead, scholars may well demonstrate a clear...