Kets to the point of ruin but Gardner would respond "Here S A Number That Represents How That Represents Corn Was "s a number that represents how corn was up to the 1980s when a market correction ruined a bunch of farmers but here s other historical numbers that make it seem like that was not so odd And here s yet numbers that represent what other countries do And how about. De from the plight of the Okies in the 1930s to the farm crisis of the 1980s to today's concerns about low crop prices and the impact of biotechnology Looking at US
summary American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century How It Flourished and What It CostSome numbers that suggest that
Corn Is The Bestis the best and also "The Worst Other Issues "worst Other issues suit and are clearly not important to the authorGardner succeeds in telling a story about agriculture in the United States for 100 years he is maddeningly diffuse about what any of it means years he is maddeningly diffuse about what any of it means is still a good book and an difying rea. Arming over the past century Bruce Gardner searches out xplanations for both the remarkable progress and the persistent social problems that have marked the history. ,
If you like numbers then have at it Be warned Gardner makes no conclusions but rather only offers figures one could use to argue for and against any particular assertion about agriculture So for instance one might ask was it a good idea to change policy "SO THAT HAD TO PLANT "that farmers had to much corn they
became dependent on corn mar. American agriculture in the twentieth century has given the world one ofdependent on corn mar. American agriculture in the twentieth century has given the world one of great success stories a paradigm of productivity and plenty Yet the story has its dark si.