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Beginning farmers

Robert K. Buck

Beginning farmers

a vulnerable group in American agriculture.

by Robert K. Buck

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Published by National Planning Association in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Farmers -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPrepared for the NPA Agriculture Committee on National Policy.
      SeriesPlanning pamphlets ;, no. 88
      ContributionsNational Planning Association.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC101 .N352 no. 88
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 28 p.
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6151755M
      LC Control Number54004151
      OCLC/WorldCa1878347


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