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1 BROEHL, JR., WAYNE G. Cargill: From Commodities To Customers.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover: 2008. 1584656948 / 9781584656944 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The third and final volume of the highly acclaimed history of Cargill. This final volume of Wayne G. Broehl, Jr.'s Cargill trilogy brings the history of this large privately held company up to the present day, offering a unique and informative behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's premier agribusiness corporations. The story picks up in 1977 as Whitney MacMillan begins his stewardship of the company and as Cargill begins to work its way through issues of corporate governance, business restructuring, and generational transitions within the owning families. MacMillan leads the company through great growth, diversification, and globalization. Broehl also discusses the changes at Cargill under two non-family CEOs, Ernest Micek and Warren Staley. Together, they transform the organization from a commodity-oriented entity to a customer-focused one. "I had much to do with agriculture during my twelve years as a U.S. Senator. No company executives—agricultural or otherwise—came through the doors of my Senate office with the consistent competency of those from Cargill. Interestingly, most I met spent their entire career at the Company. Through knowing them and their chairman, Whitney MacMillan, I became an enormous admirer of their company. Referring to Whitney MacMillan's Chairmanship, the author says "the mosaic of his accomplishments are staggering." This fascinating third volume tells of that mosaic, the building of a global company the vision of which went beyond profits to improving the diets and lives of billions."—The Hon. Rudy Boschwitz, former U.S. Senator (R-MN) and former Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights "The book makes the amazing recent transformation of this agrifood leader into much more than a revealing history; it stands as an instructive guide to how a business built on commodity trading becomes the global powerhouse along the entire food processing and distribution chain. Cargill's amazing transformation, described so well by Professor Broehl, emerges as the product of family and outside executives who insisted that the company's culture and strategies must change in response to global shifts."—Morton Sosland, editor-in-chief, Milling and Baking News WAYNE G. BROEHL, JR. (1922-2006) was the Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration Emeritus, Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. He wrote a number of books on business history, management theory, and economic development, including two previous books on the history of Cargill, and the award-winning Mollie Maguires, and John Deere's Company. 
Price: 37.53 USD
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2 BROMFIELD, LOUIS. Pleasant Valley
Ballantine Books, New York: 1971. First Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A personal testament written out of a lifetime by a man who believes that agriculture is the keystone of our economic structure and that the wealth, welfare, properity, and even the future freedom of this nation are based upon the soil. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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3 BROMFIELD, LOUIS. Pleasant Valley
Pocket Books Inc., New York: 1954. First Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. Pages are discolored. 
A personal testament written out of a lifetime by a man who believes that agriculture is the keystone of our economic structure and that the wealth, welfare, prosperity, and even the future freedom of this nation are based upon the soil. 
Price: 4.51 USD
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4 CURTIN, PHILIP D. The Rise And Fall Of The Plantation Complex: Essays In Alantic History.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 0521620767 / 9780521620765 Second Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Over a period of several centuries, Europeans developed an intricate system of plantation agriculture overseas which was quite different from the agricultural system used at home. Though the plantation complex centered on the American tropics, its influence was much wider. Much more than an economic order for the Americas, the plantation complex had an important place in world history. These essays concentrate on the intercontinental impact. The contents of the book is as follows: Preface; Part I. Beginnings: 1. The Mediterranean origins; 2. Sugar planting: from Cyprus to the Atlantic islands; 3. Africa and the slave trade; 4. Capitalism, feudalism, and sugar planting in Brazil; 5. Bureaucrats and freelances in Spanish America; Part II. Seventeenth-Century Transition: 6. The sugar revolution and the settlement of the Caribbean; 7. Anarchy and imperial control; 8. Slave societies on the periphery; Part III. Apogee and Revolution: 9. The slave trade and the West African economy in the eighteenth century; 10. Atlantic commerce in the eighteenth century; 11. The democratic revolution in the Atlantic basin; 12. Revolution in the French Antilles; Part IV. Aftermath: 13. Readjustments in the nineteenth century; 14. The end of slavery in the Americas; Retrospect. "This study of the transfer of slave plantations from the eastern Mediterranean to the tropical New World demonstrates [Curtin's] insight into transregional patterns. The detail in his wide-ranging account is impressive, and it provides the reader with an informative overview." - David A. Chappell, Journal of World History 
Price: 62.70 USD
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5 DE CREVECOEUR, J. HECTOR ST. JOHN. Letters From An American Farmer.
E. P. Dutton and Co., New York: 1957. 0525470085 / 9780525470083 s Softcover. Good condition. The covers are slightly bent. 
Depicts the frontier and farm; the ways of the Nantucket whalers and their intrepid wives; life in the Middle Colonies and the refinements and excesses of Charleston. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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6 EMERY, CARLA; DAVIS, CINDY & BERGER, DAVID. The Encyclopedia Of Country Living: An Old Fashioned Recipe Book.
Sasquatch Books, Seattle: 1994. 0912365951 / 9780912365954 Ninth Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. Stains on bottom edge. 
Practical advice, invaluable information, and collected wisdom for folks and farmers in the country, city, and anywhere in between. Includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animal, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook mon a wood stove, and much, much more, Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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7 FRIEDLAND, WILLIAM H.; BARTON, AMY E.; THOMAS, ROBERT J. Manufacturing Green Gold: Capital, Labor And Technology In The Lettuce Industry.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1981. 0521285844 / 9780521285841 s Softcover. Good condition. The cover is dogeared. 
Examining the ways in which social groups interact in the manufacturing of iceberg lettuce in the United States, the authors integrate the analysis of social systems with a broader body of theory and research concerned with agricultural production. Includes an index. 
Price: 60.56 USD
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8 FUSSELL, BETTY. The Story Of Corn.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1994. 0394578058 / 9780394578057 Fifth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In an authoritative, wise and wholly original blend of social history, art, science and anthropology, Betty Fussell tells the story of corn in a narrative that is as uniquely hybrid as her subject. It is a story that can be told in the language of myth or industry, of sacred ritual or secular farming, but in any language it makes clear that all the civilizations of the Western Hemisphere have been built on corn. Includes an Index. "Having picked through every kernal of information about corn with the zeal of a state fair-goer holding a buttery job, Betty Fussell has produced a delicious and meticulous book about the real American staff of life." - Jane and Michael Stern 
Price: 25.37 USD
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9 GLICK, PERRY A. The Influence Of Cultural Practices On Arthropod Populations In Cotton, Arm-s-32/ January 1983.
United States Department Of Agricuture, Washington: 1983.. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 16.39 USD
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10 HAHN, BARBARA. Making Tobacco Bright: Creating An American Commodity, 1617-1937.
The Johns Hopkins Universiy Press, Baltimore and London: 2011. Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In her sweeping history of the American tobacco industry, Barbara Hahn traces the emergence of the tobacco plant's many varietal types, arguing that they are products not of nature but of economic relations and continued and intense market regulation. Hahn focuses her study on the most popular of these varieties, Bright Flue-Cured Tobacco. First grown in the inland Piedmont along the Virginia-North Carolina border, Bright Tobacco now grows all over the world, primarily because of its unique—and easily replicated—cultivation and curing methods. Hahn traces the evolution of technologies in a variety of regulatory and cultural environments to reconstruct how Bright Tobacco became, and remains to this day, a leading commodity in the global tobacco industry. This study asks not what effect tobacco had on the world market, but how that market shaped tobacco into types that served specific purposes and became distinguishable from one another more by technologies of production than genetics. In so doing, it explores the intersection of crossbreeding, tobacco-raising technology, changing popular demand, attempts at regulation, and sheer marketing ingenuity during the heyday of the American tobacco industry. Combining economic theory with the history of technology, Making Tobacco Bright revises several narratives in American history, from colonial staple-crop agriculture to the origins of the tobacco industry to the rise of identity politics in the twentieth century. Barbara Hahn is an assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University. "This interesting, thorough history will appeal to readers and researchers alike. Highly recommended."—Choice 
Price: 59.85 USD
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11 HILLMAN, JIMMYE; HASS, ROBERT (FOREWORD). Hogs, Mules, And Yellow Dogs: Growing Up On A Mississippi Subsistence Farm.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Memories of living in the Depression-era South. "It's in the nature of things that whole worlds disappear," writes the poet Robert Hass in the Foreword to Jimmye Hillman's insightful memoir. "Their vanishings, more often than not, go unrecorded or pass into myth, just as they slip from the memory of the living." To ensure that the world of Jimmye Hillman's childhood in Greene Country, Mississippi during the Great Depression doesn't slip away, he has gathered together accounts of his family and the other people of Old Washington village. These are humorous stories of hog hunting and heart-wrenching tales of poverty set against a rural backdrop shaded by the local social, religious, and political climate of the time. Jimmye and his family were subsistence farmers out of bare-bones necessity, decades before discussions about sustainability made such practices laudable. More than just childhood memories and a family saga, though, this book serves a a snapshot of the natural, historical, and linguistic details of the time and place. It is a remarkable record of Southern life. Observations loaded with detail cover broader themes of work, family loyalty, and the politics of changing times. Hillman, now eighty-eight, went on to a distinguished career as an economist specializing in agriculture. He realizes the importance of his story as an example of the cultural history of the Deep South but allows readers to discover the significance on their own by witnessing the lives of a colorful cast of characters. Hogs, Mules, and Yellow Dogs is unique, a blend of humor and reflection, wisdom and sympathy - but it's also a hard-nosed look at the realities of living on a dirt farm in a vanished world. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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12 INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS. The Farmer's Handbook: A Convenient Reference Book For All Persons Interested In General Farming, Fruit Culture, Truck Farming, Market Gardening, Livestock Production, Bee Keeping, Dairying, Etc.
International Textbook Company, Scranton: 1912. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains information that will be useful to farmers growing crops. 
Price: 45.60 USD
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13 LIVINGSTON, A. W. Livingston And The Tomato.
Ohio State University Press, Columbus: 1998. 0814250092 / 9780814250099 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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14 LUNDELL, CYRUS LONGWORTH. Agricultural Research At Renner 1944 - 1966.
Texas Research Foundation, Renner: 1967. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition Library discard. 
Summarizes the agricultural research at Renner and points up significant contributions made by Texas Research Foundation. Includes the "Bulletins of the Hoblitzelle Agricultural Laboratory" that present in condensed form the results of over two decades of research. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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15 MAIER, ALAN; ZWEIG, GUNTER (EDITORS). Formulation Of Pesticides In Developing Countries.
United Nations, New York: 1983. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A collection of articles by various authors about pesticides and it's affect on developing countries. 
Price: 16.58 USD
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16 MALCOLM, ANDREW H. Final Harvest: An American Tragedy.
Times Books, New York: 1986. 081291242X / 9780812912425 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
On the misty morning of September 29, 1983. the small town of Ruthton, Minnesota, was stunned by two murders. Rudy Blythe, the local bank president, and Toby Thulin, his chief loan officer, died in a sudden fusillade of precisely aimed bullets. The murders, the first in a string of violent outbursts across the troubled Midwest, were symptoms of painful changes creeping across that vast countryside, forever altering the farms, towns, and cities of the Heartland and the nation itself. Andrew H. Malcolm, who has covered the developing farm crisis as Chicago Bureau Chief for The New York Times, was at the scene. 
Price: 6.84 USD
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17 MEGYESI, JENNIFER; HANSEN, GEOFF (PHOTOGRAPHY). The Joy Of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide To Raising Poultry For Fun Or Profit.
Skyhorse Publishing, New York: 2009. Second Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Finally, a bible for backyard farmers that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who want to learn more about chickens. Includes an Index. "Vermont organic farmer Megyesi has raised poultry for several years, and her book is partially a personal account of her quest to develop a humane production system that addresses chickens' needs and behaviors. She also dutifully meets her other goal of informing potential backyard farmers on the intricacies associated with chicken husbandry. In addition to providing information on equipment, housing facilities, and breeds found in a typical handbook, Megyesi goes into great detail on how to raise chickens on a small scale, defining terms like organic and free-range, discussing health issues, and even offering advice on showing chickens. Each chapter includes sidebars of additional tips, which are indexed for easy reference, as well as beautiful photographs accompanied by detailed descriptions. The easy-to-read prose makes this ideal for beginners; the book also includes resources and material for longtime chicken producers. Also provided are recipes for the eggs and meat that are produced. Megyesi's versatile book can accommodate several production management styles beyond her own experience. An excellent resource that provides a compassionate way to raise livestock for personal use, this is strongly recommended for public and academic libraries." - Kyrille Goldbeck, Library Journal 
Price: 13.73 USD
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18 MILLS, W. D.; LAPLANTE, A. A. Diseases And Insects In The Orchard.
New York College of Agriculture, New York: April 1954. Cornell extension bulletin 711. Revised edition. (April 1954). s Softcover. Good condition. 
The important facts concerning the life histories and the practical control of orchard diseases and insects by spraying and dusting under New York conditions are covered in this bulletin. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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19 MUNROE, JOE (PHOTOGRAPHY); MOULTON, KIRBY (TEXT). Changing Faces On Our Land.
Meredith Corporation, Des Moines: 0696024446 / 9780696024443 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Presents an image of the changing times on American farms; changes that are interwoven with the two constants of agriculture - te farmer's love for the land and working with living things. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.22 USD
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20 NABHAN, GARY PAUL. Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture And Wild Plant Conservation.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2002 . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods. "This collection of essays from one of the foremost ethnobotanists in the United States is an enjoyable and intriguing documentation of a field of conservation generally ignored by the environmental mainstream: the preservation of gene pools from ancient domesticated and semi-domesticated plants."— GreenWave.com "A rich, complex book-wise, personal, and beautifully written." —Sierra A gem of a book: scientifically sound, ethical, full of interesting and timely information about one of the paramount yet neglected environmental issues of our times. —Garden A stirring report about lost and almost-lost plants, and one which Indians and non-Indians alike would be wise to heed. —Native Americas Extremely thorough researched . . . written with an accessible and easy-to-read style . . . a must for all teachers, lecturers, and students studying indigenous farming practices with a view to their conservation and who wish to understand the importance of sustainable ecosystems to modern agriculture. — Geography 
Price: 20.85 USD
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