AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIALIZATION: FOR BETTER OR WORSE?

Industrialization of animal agriculture has created a battle groundpitting farmers against farmer, rural residents against large producers, and producer against consumer. The dilemma (tradeoff) of whether to have more small family farms or to lower food costs (with large farms) cannot easily be resolved. The answer is to internalize externalities (in waste disposal, odor, etc.), then to allow markets to work.


Issue Date:
1997
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/28337
Total Pages:
12
Series Statement:
Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper 2404




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