By Raymond C. Loehr
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During a period when inflation was decreasing the value of a dollar, the income a livestock, fruit, or vegetable producer obtained remained constant or in some years decreased. Only within recent years has the per unit income from certain vegetables, fruits, and milk increased. Between 1950 and 1970, the output per man hour on Agriculture and the National Economy 43 American farms increased 323%, retail food prices 154%, wholesale food prices 133%, and the price received by farmers increased by 118%.
Seeds, feeder cattle, and higher farm prices. Farm wage rates have increased almost 60% in the 1960's in response to minimum wage legislation and a smaller labor pool. The total wage cost has remained relatively stable due to a decline in the number of farm workers. 5% in 1960. Per farm net income has increased from $4050 in 1960 to $5410 in 1969, reflecting increased government payments, the demise of about one million small farms in this decade, and the rising price level. Farms with annual sales of more than $20,000 increased by over 50% while those with sales of less than $20,000 decreased by one-third between 1960 and 1970.
The major geographic seafood production regions in waters adjacent to the United States are those of the Gulf states, South Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay states, North and Middle Atlantic states, California, Alaska, and Oregon and Washington. The catches in these waters in 1967, in terms of millions of pounds, were 1036, 662, 552, 453, 360, and 242, respectively. S. 12. The menhaden, a fish primarily used for fish meal, fish solubles, and oil, represents the largest catch followed by seafood commonly used for public consumption.
Agricultural Waste Management: Problems, Processes and Approaches by Raymond C. Loehr