Joseph Vogt: Farming

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Joseph Vogt: Farming

  1. 1. Justice 494, Science Technology and Inequality By Joe Vogt
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>This paper is going to illustrate how the increase of technology has taken over the world of agriculture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Data <ul><li>Data will show that since the increase of technology the production of food has increased drastically and has produced positive results in the production of food. The data will also show that this technology has created inequality in one of the largest work forces in American history. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inequality <ul><li>It is the purpose of this paper to show how this technology got so expense that ordinary farmers could not afford the technology to keep up with large corporate farms therefore creating inequality </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inequality Results <ul><li>This inequality leads to decrease of jobs in agriculture, the loss of family farms, and the growth of corporate farms. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Technology <ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary in Certain Area’s </li></ul><ul><li>Like Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>High Cost </li></ul>
  7. 7. More Technology <ul><li>Farm equipment </li></ul><ul><li>High cost </li></ul><ul><li>Need more than one machine to do the job </li></ul><ul><li>Cost over $200,000 used </li></ul>
  8. 8. Not Equal <ul><li>With the current rise in corporations it has spread into the farm industry. These corporate farms have an advantage over the private farmer creating inequality. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Corporate Farms <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Easier access to funds for these pricey items like machinery and irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to loan to corporate farms because of less risk </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Can We Help! <ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Current legislation is trying to help farmers but was implemented in the 1980’s </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be updated to deal with corporate farming </li></ul>
  11. 11. More Tax Relief <ul><li>In Short there needs to be more money going back to these small business owners to insure that small business can succeed in America </li></ul>
  12. 12. Subsidize Farms <ul><li>There needs to be more programs that help these small business owners that gives them money like we give to Alaska for oil, to the airlines, and soon the automobile industry </li></ul>
  13. 13. Any Questions????
  14. 14. Works Citied <ul><li>Hazzel, Peter, the Impact of Agriculture Research on the Poor, A Review of the State of Knowledge. Agricultural Research 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Columbia University Press, New York: Bartelbee.com 2001-07,( http://www.bartleby.com/65/) </li></ul><ul><li>Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: 2005 Family Farm Report / EIB-12 Economic ResearchService/USDA </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/EIB12/EIB12c.pdf?> </li></ul>

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