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SOC 808 Chapter 10 and 22

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 808
Professor
Mustafa Koc
Semester
Fall

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*KEY POINTS FROM THE TEXTBOOK* CHAPTER 10 1. What is cost­price squeeze and how it effects Canadian farmers? Cost­price squeeze: the small or negative margins farmers realize when the costs  of producing food­­­ capital investment, agricultural inputs, and labour­­­ are  larger than the income generated from the sale of that food. Canadian farmers managed to to produce and sell $723 Billion worth of  agriculture, but their net income was less than zero. All of the money that they  generated in revenue was captured by the agribusiness corporations that sell  farmers fuel, chemicals, fertilizer, and technology. To survive financially, most  farm families have been forced to survive on off­farm income and borrowed  money.  2. What are the advantages of marketing boards for Canadian farmers? What 
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