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Feb.7 Lecture

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2080
Professor
Anthony Winson
Semester
Winter

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February 7 2012Ch6 Consolidation of the Agro Food Complex pre 1950s solid farming communities and strong farm organizations making progresspost 1950s fragmentation of farming increasing stress on communitiesformation of the agrofood complex tractorization of agricultureeliminates physical limits on amount of land that could be farmed using animalsincreases in cost of land machinery beyond farmers controlmechanical power on the farm steam poweredprice of labour on farms increased lead to labour shortagecostprice squeeze takes hold cost of inputs rising faster than prices farmers receiving for their products pg 9394 by 1990s adoption of neoliberal policiesreduction in farm subsidise drastic price decline for some farm commoditiesie fertilizer gasoline What to do Increase production if you can Buy more land and machinery ie tractors more go into debt bc of this many couldnt do this social differentiation of farm structure
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