Willard Cochrane and the American Family Farm

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Notes

1. Family Farms in Form but Not in Spirit
1.
The quotes from Jefferson were taken from Gilbert Chinard, Thomas Jefferson: The Apostle of Americanism ( Little, Brown, and Co., 1929), and Grant McConnell, The Decline of Agrarian Democracy ( University of California Press, 1953). McConnell's book is also the source of the quote from President Theodore Roosevelt. The occasion for the quote was the initiation of the Commission on Country Life.
2.
The full text of Henry A. Wallace speech, "Thomas Jefferson: Farmer, Educator, and Democrat", can be found in E. E. Edwards, Jefferson and Agriculture, Agricultural History Series No. 7 (USDA, 1943).
3.
Cochrane, Farm Prices: Myth and Reality ( 1958).
4.
Cochrane, The City Man's Guide to the Farm Problem ( 1965).
5.
Farm Industry News, September 1997.
6.
Farm Chemicals, March 1997.

2. The Golden Age
1.
D. J. Forrestal, Faith, Hope, and $5,000: The Story of Monsanto ( Simon and Schuster, 1977).

3. The Treadmill
1.
Quote taken from a headline in Monsanto's 1956 Annual Review.
2.
Cochrane, "A Theoretical Scaffolding for Considering Governmental Pricing Policies in Agriculture" ( 1953).
3.
Cochrane's views on the nature of supply and demand for food products are developed throughout his works. The presentation here is that given in The Economics of American Agriculture, chapter 24 ( 1951).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments x
  • 1 - Family Farms in Form but Not in Spirit 1
  • 2 - The Golden Age 13
  • 3 - The Treadmill 26
  • 4 - Professor Cochrane Goes to Washington. 44
  • 5 - An Unreconstructed Liberal 62
  • 6 - Heartland 79
  • Notes 83
  • Selected Writings of Willard Cochrane, 1939-1997 85
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