By US Department of Agriculture
It is a softcover publication released November, 2000, via the USDA workplace of Communications.
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Organization and planning along these lines may require new skills, but they will also provide greater opportunities for farmers. T 23 Figure 2-11. Top-performing small farms rely more on marketing practices Farming occupation, lower-sales Hedge or use futures Bottom quartile Top quartile Marketing contracts Spread sales over years Forward contract sales 0 10 Percent of quartile 20 30 40 50 Farming occupation, higher-sales Hedge or use futures Bottom quartile Top quartile Marketing contracts Spread sales over year Forward contract sales 0 10 20 Percent of quartile 30 40 50 60 70 Farmers may use more than one strategy, Lower-sales = Farms with operator whose primary occupation is farming and with sales under $100,000.
As might be expected, this program is targeted to low-income rural areas. 47 in metro areas. Although the program benefits rural areas nationwide, the highest benefits, in per capita dollars, were in low-income areas, such as in the South, and in rapidly growing areas, such as in the West. The section 502 guaranteed loan program requires less Federal money but finances more homes because loans are made at market interest rates and receive no interest subsidy. 2 billion in singlefamily home loans, up 7 percent from 1999.
These areas are described in chapters 6-12 of this Agriculture Fact Book: ■ Rural Development; ■ Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; ■ Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services; ■ Food Safety; ■ Natural Resources and Environment; ■ Research, Education, and Economics; and ■ Marketing and Regulatory Programs. S. Department of Agriculture, including all mission areas. Among these are the Assistant Secretary for Administration (Departmental Administration), Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Inspector General, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the General Counsel, and Office of Communications, all of which report directly to the Secretary of Agriculture.
Agriculture Fact Book 2000 (Agriculture Fact Book, 2000) by US Department of Agriculture