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Market for the Products of Cropland in Alaska

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dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-05T22:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-05T22:31:20Z
dc.date.issued 1950-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/2692
dc.description.abstract A 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.sponsorship United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics cooperating with Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Summary -- 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.publisher Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.title Market for the Products of Cropland in Alaska en_US
dc.title.alternative Progress Report en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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