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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 137–139.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Eric Schluessel Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market . By Kwangmin Kim . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2016 . 312 pp., $65.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8047-9923-2 . © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018 Book...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 January 2014
... wars” while assuaging populist criticismdirected at their company as a parasiticmonopoly. Its interpretation of the past reimagined McCormick as a heroic producer-inventor from the farm, who freed successive generations of agrarians from toil and enabled their rise to civilized affluence. This brand...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (2): 282–283.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Chris Young Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies . By Michael D. Wise . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2016 . 216 pp., $45.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8032-4981-3 . © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018 282 Agricultural History...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 433–450.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Fertilization Wheat-Producing Practices in Pacific Areas Northwest ALEXANDER C. McGREGOR JAMES F. SHEPHERD The inland Pacific Northwest's steeply sloped prairies have long been renowned for their exceptional fertility and wheat yields. Yet, the widespread use of commercial fertilizers became commonplace...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 191–200.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Rick Hendricks Abstract Imported grapes planted in El Paso del Norte around the middle of the seventeenth century grew to be substantial vineyards by the opening decades of the eighteenth century. Some growers had tens of thousands of vines under cultivation and produced wine and brandy...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 22–50.
Published: 01 January 2016
... that the major coffee producers coexisted with thousands of small- and medium-scale farmers also dedicated to coffee production. This analysis of the agricultural sector also demonstrates the existence of considerable production for the internal market, and, in many cases, on farms also producing coffee...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 102–138.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Bartow J. Elmore Abstract Digging deep into the history of phosphate mining, this article engages contemporary debates about the environmental sustainability of using Roundup to produce our food by focusing on the front end rather than the back end of the product’s life cycle. Though many people...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (2): 220–235.
Published: 01 April 2008
... the crop, but significant differences in the methods used to produce it. This is troubling because the type is defined by the cultivation and especially the curing techniques used to produce it; it is also often described in the historical literature as "Virginia tobacco," even when grown elsewhere...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Piraífrom other coffee-producing areas that suffered from ecological devastation. By 1900 the land’s loss of fertility precluded further plantation agriculture in Barra do Pir aí, leading to the transition from lucrative coffee cultivation to dairy farming based on meager capital inputs. Compared...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 477–502.
Published: 01 October 2009
...JENNY BARKER DEVINE Abstract Over the course of twenty-eight years, between 1964 and 1991, members of the Iowa Porkettes, the women’s auxiliary to the Iowa Pork Producer’s Association (IPPA), promoted pork products in order to assert their roles as agricultural producers. For the members...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 74–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Each center’s agricultural program included produce for human consumption, feed crops, and livestock. Some centers also grew seed, ornamental, and war crops. Evacuees raised and consumed five types of livestock and sixty-one produce varieties, including many traditional foods. Seasonal surpluses were...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 144–169.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Geoff D. Zylstra Abstract Between 1838 and 1876 New Jersey market gardeners embraced new technologies and methods of cultivation to overcome the obstacles that space and seasonality placed in the way of marketing produce in New York City and Philadelphia. Farmers used technologies like the railroad...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 36–68.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ian Beamish Abstract This essay argues that enslavers in the mid-nineteenth-century cotton South were interested in keeping detailed records but had minimal interest in advanced accounting methods. Drawing on the record and account books produced by Thomas Affleck in Mississippi in the 1840s...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 317–345.
Published: 01 July 2004
... rural credit, primarily in the form of mortgage loans. Such local financial institutions embraced a social mission of aiding the poor and promoting small producers, while seeking to encourage economic modernization and Czech national revival. Strengthening the economic position of small agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Armando C. Alonzo Abstract Conservation of natural resources in South Texas is basically a modern development that parallels the evolution of the Soil Conservation Service and other federal agricultural agencies. Since the World War II era, Hispanic producers have played an important role...
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 3. Anales de la oficina meteorológica Argentina: Volumen VII (Buenos Aires: Oficina Meteorológica Argentina, 1889), 156. Example of observations and averages Robert Berwyn produced in 1882 for the AMS from Welsh colony in Chubut. Photo courtesy of Linda Hall Library of Science More
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 2. Fort Valley, Georgia, 1895. Fruit growing quickly led to the emergence of supporting industries like canning factories to use less marketable produce. The “very cheap” labor was a major component in attracting investment in the fruit industry. Photograph by O. Pierre Havens. Source More
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Rebecca Sharpless Abstract Cookbooks as printed primary sources can provide insight for historians of rural America. The humble volumes carry important evidence about people's interactions with their environment and the society around them. Most are produced by women and thus offer significant...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (1): 55–77.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Sandra Kiesow Abstract The small island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe was one of the world’s leading producers of cocoa beans in the early twentieth century. The tropical climate, the abundant precipitation, and the fertile volcanic soils of the islands contributed to a rapid development of cocoa...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 656–681.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Hutterite colonies to agriculture in Alberta, Canada. They own about 4 percent of Alberta’s farmland but produce 80 percent of the province’s eggs, 33 percent of its hogs, and more than 10 percent of its milk. This productivity is based on the Brethren’s ability to deploy their relatively large labor force...