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dc.description.abstractA preliminary appraisal of the market for agricultural products grown in Alaska is set forth In this report. The publication is the result of one of several studies being conducted by Government agencies to ascertain the basis and the extent of Alaska's agricultural future. Early sections of this report describe present marketing practices and agencies. The last section discusses the characteristics and location of the market and indicates measurements of its potential size In terms of the acreages of local cropland that may be required to supply it. The extent of the future market outlets is of primary importance to both present farmers and future settlers.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics cooperating with Alaska Agricultural Experiment Stationen_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsSummary -- Introduction -- Current agricultural production in Alaska: Location, Adapted products, Volume of production, Types of farming -- Current market for products of Alaska cropland: Areas of production, Location of the market, Size and characteristics of present market, The Armed Forces as a market for local farm products: Specifications, Grading, Procurement and delivery schedules, Seasonal deliveries, Price, Volume requirements of items Alaska can produce, Record on contract fulfillments, Supplies for nonmilitary commissaries, contractors, and post exchanges, Consumer reactions to major items of Alaska production, Adjustments and improvements needed -- Present marketing facilities: Distribution of farm products: Farmers' cooperation in marketing, Transportation: Highways, Railroads, Steamships, Air transport, -- Future markets for products of Alaska cropland: Assumptions: Areas of production, Types of production, Location of the market, General economic conditions and demand levels, Size of the potential market: Rates of per capita consumption, Acreages of cropland needed, Livestock numbers, Where should additional cropland be developed?en_US
dc.publisherAlaska Agricultural Experiment Stationen_US
dc.titleMarket for the Products of Cropland in Alaskaen_US
dc.title.alternativeProgress Reporten_US

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