Bulletin Volume 201-217

Bulletin Volume 201-217

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...show these farms to be second in size in only two of the areas studied. Further, the prevailing size of all farms differs so greatly in the difiierent parts of the state that it tends to distort the general average when, as in this case, the numbers belonging to a given class vary greatly in the dit'ferent counties. For example, in Tama county, where all farms are large, there are 72 cash rented farms in the figures but in Warreii county, where all farms are small, there are only nine. The result is that the general average is not a very dependable representative figure when used to indicate relative size of farms in this and other tenure classes. The same criticism may be offered to the general size averages for the owner-additional, crop-share, and owner farms. However, it is quite evident from these and other survey data that farms operated by owners tend to be smaller than rented farms and that the farms partly owned and partly rented, tho larger than owner-operated farms, are not so large as the farms entirely rented. In this the survey data are in substantial agreement with the census figures already given. 4. A part of these wide differences is due to the fact that a higher percentage of the farms are rented in the parts of the state where all the farms are large than in the parts where all farms are small. However comparison by counties shows rented farms to be larger than those operated by owners. 5. See particularly Bulletin 198, Iowa Agri. Expt. Stat., tables X and XII. Not all the reasons for this difference between the size of tenant operated farms and those operated by their owners are apparent, but there are at least three rather obvious explanations. In the first place, tenants are for the most part young men with lots of...
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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804074
  • 9781236804075