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Dairy Industry Restructuring Vol: 8

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
424 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Research in Rural Sociology and Development


This volume focuses on the 'dairy problem', a complex issue that relates directly to the agricultural debate of the past two decades and that concerns the socioeconomic well-being and life-chances of many farm families and rural communities in most western societies. Dairy industry restructuring is being affected by formidable forces of change: the withdrawal of government protections and price support mechanisms; the explosion of new technologies; the globalization of markets; the rising power of food processors; and the associated discontinuities of modern life. From studies in North America, Europe and Australia, the 16 articles included in this volume examine various aspects about the reshaping of this troubled industry.
Preface. Introduction: research agendas and foci of concern in dairy industry restructuring (H.K. Schwarzweller, A.P. Davidson). Requiem for the small dairy: agricultural change in northern New York (D. Harper). Milk and modernity: dairying in contemporary Ireland (H. Tovey). Dairy farming in the Wesermarsch region of Germany: a long history, difficult restructuring, uncertain future (G. Vonderach). Dairy restructuring and deregulation in Australia: a case study of Dungog, New South Wales (A.P. Davidson). Dynamics of dairy industry restructuring in Wisconsin (D. Jackson-Smith, B. Barham). California diary production: unique policies and natural advantages (L.J. Butler and C.A. Wolf). Dairy farming in Australia: a decade of change, 1983/84-1994/95 (E. Berrevoets). Milk quality and globalization: metaphors of modernity in Michoacan, Mexico (J.H. McDonald). Issues of quality in Dutch dairying (J. Frouws, J. Douwe Van der Ploeg). Competing explanations of successful dairy farming in Texas (W.A. McIntosh, A. Luedke). Labor inputs and operational efficiencies on mid-Michigan dairy farms (H.K. Schwarzweller). Kentucky dairy farms and tobacco production (L. Garkovich et al.). Community engagement and dairy farm performance: a study of farm operators in upstate New York (T.A. Lyson et al.). Remodeling a dairy producer cooperative (J. Nilsson, M. Barnheim). Distribution of dairy production rights through quotas: the Norwegian case (A.M. Jervell, S.O. Borgen). Reorganization of milk marketing arrangements in the United Kingdom, 1994-2000 (J. Banks).

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