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William Allen White and the Farmer’s Populist Movement - William Allen White and the Farmer’s Populist Movement      During the late 19th century in Kansas there was a movement among the general population called the Farmer’s Populist Movement. Today, Kansas is still by far a Republican state, but during this time the Populist Party engaged the Republican stronghold in a battle to win over the state, however, in the end the Republicans pulled through. William Allen White, at this time, had become a well known man in the journalism world and his political allegiance did not go unnoticed among either those within the political arena or those observing....   [tags: Kansas Farmer's Populist Movement Essays]
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The Death of 'The Farmer’s Children' - “The Farmer’s Children” by Elizabeth Bishop tells the story of a simple farmer’s family and the untimely death of two members of the family. Whenever the farmer left to go to town his sons, Cato and Emerson, were left to take guard the barn that contained expensive equipment. However, on one fateful night when the sons had such responsibility and the weather was increasingly cold their step-mother wouldn’t give them anything to keep warm. When they arrived to the barn they were cold and eventually had to spend the night in the cold without any warmth.The next day,when their father seached for them in the barn, he sees his sons frozen to death in the barn.In “The Farmer’s Chilldren” Bishop u...   [tags: Elizabeth Bishop novel] 848 words
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Farmer Suicides in India - Indian agriculture has been around since 9000 BC. Agriculture has been one of the major aspects of India before her independence in 1947. However, since India gained her independence, the agricultural industry’s has declined in contributing to the gross domestic product due to the rise in industry and service sectors. The agriculture industry has provided approximately a third of India’s gross domestic product and has employed about two-thirds of the population since the mid-1990s (Heitzman, 1995)....   [tags: International Government ]
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Paul Farmer, Partners in Health and Tuberculosis - Paul Farmer was born in Massachusetts in 1959, went to Harvard Medical School, became a doctor, and ended up living and working in Haiti. He co-founded an organization in 1987 called Partners in Health (PIH). The philosophy behind the organization is that everyone, no matter who or where has a right to health care. Paul Farmer and PIH have already made amazing progress in Haiti, Peru, and several other countries, helping people get the care they need. PIH’s website lists a detailed history of they and Farmer’s work in Haiti....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Farmer Poet: Robert Lee Frost - Robert Frost was described as one of the greatest poets in the 20th century and became a sensation for poetry. It is not just his poems that interest the reader, but also his quotes can fulfill your compassion. This quote for example, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader” (Frost), shows that Frost will not feel a connection with the reader if the reader does not connect with his poetry. Frost presented a poem called “The Gift Outright” at John F....   [tags: Writer, Poetry]
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The River Warren and the Struggling Farmer - The River Warren and the Struggling Farmer The alarm clock sounds every morning at five o'clock, not a Sony or any other form of electrical device, but the sounds of the roosters crowing and horses scurrying around the dew filled pasture eagerly awaiting their morning grain. One can hardly ignore crashing and banging sounds that the hogs make as they lift their feeder covers with their noses and bounce them up and down to alert their owner he is late for breakfast again. As the farmer stumbles out of bed, he is greeted by tantalizing aroma of fresh coffee and his wife's award winning biscuits....   [tags: Warren] 1825 words
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A Mexican Farmer Worker in USA - A Mexican Farmer Worker in USA The first immigrant I interviewed will be referred to as “Jess”. Jess is from Guanajuato which is in southern Mexico. Jess, his five brothers and sisters, and his parents were farmers. They grew corn as their main crop. Jess’s family lived in a three-bedroom brick house in Mexico. Their house surprisingly had water and electricity. He only made 100 pesos a day ($10.00 U.S.). According to Jess, this was not enough money to get by on his own. He said that the average person in Mexico needs at least 150 pesos per day to live on their own and someone raising a family needs much more than this....   [tags: Immigration Immigrant Essays Papers]
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The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer - The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer The following are excerpts from a research project undertaken by Ramya Bavikatte on her Washington Semester at American University. Ramya traveled with her class to Kenya, where she learned more about the issues of small holder agriculture and the Gikuyun farmer. The purpose of this research project is to study the economic and social implications of smallholder agriculture in Kenya. The shift of smallholders from subsistence farming to cash crop farming created significant changes in the standards of living, social security, reproduction, and the sexual division of labor....   [tags: Economics Kenya Agriculture Essays] 1550 words
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Mountains beyond Mountains: Dr. Paul Farmer - ... Kidder (2003) states “You want to see where Christ crucified abides today. Go to where the poor are suffering and fighting back, and that’s where he is (pg. 79).” Global Justice U.S. Catholic Bishops (2005) states: “A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.” What is global justice....   [tags: global social warfare]
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Farmer, Political Boss, and Immigrant - Farmer, Political Boss, and Immigrant Various people from the late nineteenth century held diverse opinions on political issues of the day. The source of this diversity was often due to varying backgrounds these people experienced. Three distinct groups of people are the farming class, the political bosses, and the immigrants, who poured into the country like an unstoppable flood. These groups of people also represented the social stratification of the new society, which had just emerged from rapid industrialization....   [tags: American History] 960 words
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Animal Farm: Czar Nicolas II and Farmer Jones - ... He refused to take it seriously and did not help his people, instead, he “carried on playing dominoes for several hours”(Vogt 102) while his people were starving and dying. Nicholas was eventually forced to abdicate. Mr. Jones was forced to leave the farm after the Rebellion since he wasn’t taking care of his animals and they were starving. After the Rebellion Mr. Jones goes to live in the Red Lion in Willingdon since he cannot go back to the farm (Orwell 54). Czar Nicholas stays in Russia and is forced to live in Alexander Palace (Vogt 104), and like Jones, he does not have any control over the government anymore....   [tags: leadership, reign, exiled, government]
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Negligence in The Farmer´s Children - ... Emerson and Cato are facing discomfort at the hands of the brumal conditions, having been conspicuously described. Due to the fact that their provisions are scarce, we are left to assume that they may not be able to make it through the unrelenting bitterness of the cold. We were ascertained that Emerson and Cato gradually “grew numb and cold” and that they felt immense pain. The freezing moisture also had proven to get worse and with no attainable sources of head we are yet again left to assume that death is to be expected....   [tags: sensitivity, techniques, guardian] 1163 words
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The Farmer's Movement of the Late 19th Century - During the late nineteenth century, the agrarian movement evolved into a political force that energized American farmers to voice their political and economic grievances like never before. Although the movement essentially died after William Jennings Bryan's loss of the 1896 Presidential election, many of the reforms they fought for were eventually passed into law. American farmers found themselves facing hard times after the Civil War. In the West, the railroad had opened up enormous opportunities....   [tags: American History] 885 words
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The Road to Salvation by Premchand - ... The road to entrapment starts when Jhingur cruelly beat sheeps owned by Buddhu because it broke into his sugar cane field after he insisted not letting those sheep pass by his field. Because of this, Buddhu told Jhingur that “You’re going to regret it” (Premchand 1302). Jhingur family and friends urged him to make peace with Buddhu but found his field on fire. The villagers helped put out the fire but they were too late and the crops were already destroyed. Many villagers especially Jinghur knew that Buddhu did it but no one can say a word without evidence....   [tags: the farmer, buddhu] 685 words
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Promotion Mix and Channels of Distribution for Farmer’s Choice Products - Promotion Mix and Channels of Distribution for Farmer’s Choice Products McCarthy (1975) devised the idea of the 4Ps - product, price, promotion, and place marketing mix. For many years, these have been utilized as the key basis on which a marketing plan is founded. Pricing Establishing the value for an item is an intricate and inexact task, often consisting trial-and-error decision-formulation. This course is regularly even more intricate in global promotion. Prices may be stated in the firm’s currency or in that of the overseas buyer....   [tags: Marketing Management, Globalization]
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Analysis of Paul Farmer´s AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame - The content of Paul Farmer’s AIDS & ACCUSATION: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, was very boring to begin with. Quite literally, I was sleeping while reading the beginning of it. However, it did pick up towards the middle as it caught my interest; I found that the book was particularly funny. Before reading this book, I had no clue what I was in for other than the title and who would’ve guessed; the title says it all. It was actually about what the title said. The United States blames Haiti for the AIDS and vice versa....   [tags: america, haiti, aids, voodoo] 918 words
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The Dangerous Consequences of Possession in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham - ... For example, Giles exclaims to Chrysophylax,”You take yourself off, you horny old varmint”(133). Giles expresses his anger through his aggressive tone and his choice of words. In addition, Bilbo Baggins posses the ring and gains overconfidence. Bilbo often acts impulsively when wearing the ring sometimes forgetting that his shadow still appears although he is invisible(Hobbit, 105; ch. 5). Bilbo speaks in a confident manner when possessing the ring. Bilbo confronts Smaug about his actions that created many negative consequences “O Smaug …,you must realize that your success has made you some bitter enemies?” (261;ch.12)....   [tags: founding father of the fantasy genre] 577 words
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Suffering from Untreated HIV in Partner to the Poor, Paul Farmer - In the book Partner to the Poor, Paul Farmer gives detailed cases of individuals suffering from untreated HIV. He reveals how societal influences such as poverty, unemployment, sexism, and violence are important aspects in the development and spread of diseases. These factors are all forms of structural violence and impact public health. Farmer describes structural violence as “…visited on all those whose social status denies them access to the fruits of scientific and social advances.” The lives of five disadvantaged individuals are detailed in the book....   [tags: poverty, health clinics, violence] 812 words
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The Plight of the Late Nineteenth Century American Farmer - The Plight of the Late Nineteenth Century American Farmer From the early beginnings of America to well into the nineteenth century, America has been dominantly an agricultural country. Farming and the country life have always been a great part of the American culture. Thomas Jefferson even expressed his gratitude for the farming class by saying Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He, has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue....   [tags: essays research papers] 908 words
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Jimmy Carter - Peanut Farmer Turned President - Jimmy Carter - Peanut Farmer Turned President “President of what?” (Time, 1977, pg.5) if this is the reaction Jimmy Carter’s own family asked upon his announcement of running for president, how was he going to manage to get the country to vote for him. This ambitious decision was quite extraordinary considering Jimmy Carter had once been a peanut farmer until an accident permanently bent his thumb. The only form of political office he had held was one term as a Governor from Georgia. But Jimmy Carter realized after listening to the concerns and mood of the nation, this was an ideal time for an outsider, such as himself, to run for Presidency....   [tags: US History President Carter] 1074 words
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by A. Bierce - ... The narrator shows little emotion in order to make the readers feel that the situation cannot be changed, that the course of events if predefined and the character would not escape his fate. There are two conflicts in the story. The first one is a literal conflict between Peyton Farquhar and the Federal Army. As a farmer he was “longing for the release of his energies, the larger life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction. That opportunity, he felt, would come, as it comes to all in war time”....   [tags: imagination, emotion, farmer] 784 words
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Even in His Rise to Power, Wang Lung Respected and Loved the Earth - ... While it is good to be frugal, greed is not an admirable trait. For some time there was not much to be said about the youngest son. He was quiet and seemingly content to be working the land as his father did and the father before him. Only in the final chapters do we find that he too wishes to be a learned man like his brothers. It would be hard to blame him for wanting such a thing seeing what they have gained: women, power, and wealth. Only in the final moments do we see that this son is given to romanticized ideas of war....   [tags: chinese, farmer, wealth] 931 words
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Old Rock Meet Your Local Coffee Expert! - ... At the beginning, the business was focusing on selling coffee beans. Later on, in 2003, Carole opened her first café “Old Rock” and soon her coffee got Fairtrade certified. Fairtrade certified coffee is a standard qualification for coffee product, which is have to meet the agreed environmental, labor, and developmental standards. Customers pay a little higher price for their coffee to support the coffee farmers in third-world countries. The name of the café was her son’s idea, “Sudbury was built on the rocks”....   [tags: farmer's market, cafe, barista] 660 words
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Academic Research and Development on Ceral Crops - Overview The St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota houses the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences programs. At this location, students and staff conduct world class academic research and development in cereal crops. Trials conducted at this location aim to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barely to major herbal diseases. Research into new plant variations, herbicidal resistance, crop staging, and rotational practices allows for the modern farmer to more effectively manage his/her produce, while increasing throughput and decreasing cost....   [tags: land, plots, farmer, produce] 706 words
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Surviving in the New World - Trying to survive in the new world, colonies in South Carolina, Virginia, west and south Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and eastern Texas had to find something to invest in to earn money, while being in a different territory. So the majority of the people in the colonies were farmers. They had to rely on natural resources to sale and trade. Through the years they finally found reliable resources that would change the century forever. Tobacco, rice, indigo and cotton impacted the English colonies drastically....   [tags: colonies, farmer, indigo]
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The Anti-Federalists’ Representation of People - The Anti-Federalists had many views that were different than those of the Federalists. One the differences that seems to be important, is who they view as “The people”. The Anti-Federalists believed that common people should be able to be active participants of their government; this involvement includes having a say in the laws that are made and the protection of everyday working class people. This common man involvement is reinforced by the fact that the Anti-Federalists wanted to keep government more local, by having strong state governments....   [tags: federal farmer letter, the people]
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El Patron in The House of the Scorpion - El Patron in The House of the Scorpion What if there was a world with clones. There would be a way to live for up to 100 years effortlessly, have easy transplants, and maintain a precise memory. But, the recipient would be taking organs from someone else. "So what", he or she may justify, "they're clones, they are inferior. They don't matter because they are stupid." But what if someone had the power to allow them to be of normal intelligence. He or she might think that he or she is doing the clone a favor, but when the clone is killed for spare parts it's an even worse situation than with a retarded clone....   [tags: Nancy Farmer] 746 words
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The History of FFA - FFA is known by most people in the world today. Today, there are 579,678 FFA members, ages 12‒21, in 7,570 chapters in all 50 states including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It all started in 1917 The National Vocational Act started providing money to states for educational courses. Then in 1925 Virginia Tech agricultural education teacher educators Henry Groseclose, Harry Sanders and Edmund C. Magill and Virginia state supervisor of agricultural education Walter Newman meet to discuss an organization for boys in agriculture classes....   [tags: agriculture, farming, farmer, women]
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Who Was William Cobbett? - ... This time, Cobbett settled in Philadelphia. In America, his writing career finally began to take off. Cobbett wrote a number of pamphlets such as Observations on the Emigration of Dr. Joseph Priestley, A Bone to Gnaw for the Democrats, A Kick For a Bite, and A Little Plain English Addressed to the People of the United States (Tremblay). His pamphlets were incredibly popular. They were initially distributed in Philadelphia, but then other big cities such as New York, Birmingham, and London also began printing them....   [tags: English panphleteer, farmer, journalist]
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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer - “You are Ugly!” “Go Away” “Nobody Likes You” “Go Die!” Things like this are said to people everyday just because they might be different. As you can tell our society is not the most accepting. “The House of The Scorpion” accurately reflects this. It shows how people are discriminated for being different, how money influences and corrupts people and how power corrupts people. Everyday people get discriminated for being different. Such as in “The House of The Scorpion” Matteo Alacrán the main character is repeatedly discriminated for being a clone....   [tags: discrimination, power, money and corruption] 1078 words
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Comparing Letters from an American Farmer and Thoreau's Various Essays - Comparing Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer and Thoreau's Various Essays   St. Jean De Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer and Henry David Thoreau's various essays and journal entries present opposing views of what it means to be an American. To somewhat simplify, both writers agree that there are two kinds of Americans: those who are farmers and those who are not. Crèvecoeur views farmers as the true Americans, and those who are not farmers, such as frontier men, as lawless, idle, inebriated wretches (266)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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An Analysis of the Populist and Progressive Era - In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.” (Jefferson, 1801) This idea echoed far beyond it’s time and into the minds and hearts of the Populist’s, and became the center and the driving force of the Progressive era....   [tags: populist, farmer's alliance, progressive movement]
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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya - The life of a tenant farmer is not an easy way to live. They some how are able to get by on what little they have. Things start to go bad when foreigners come and start to modernize their little village. They struggle at first but managed to adapt to the new. The author of Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya was influenced by her early life as a journalist, her homeland and the culture around her. Kamala Markandaya was born in 1924 in the city of Mysore(Abdullah). She died at the age of eighty on May 2004 in her home out side of london, England(Sinclair)....   [tags: tenant farmer, women in india, fame]
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World - Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay Paul Farmer was a kind, devoted doctor who sacrificed his life to help those in need in Haiti. His work involved curing sick people from tuberculosis (TB), making sure the disease did not spread, and making the towns in Haiti a better, cleaner place to live in. There were and still are many social injustices that Haiti is still struggling with today. For example, they have TB outbreaks because there’s no healthcare in the country for the poor. This has increased the outbreak of TB and many other diseases....   [tags: Mountains Beyond Book Review] 953 words
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Should Products Containing Genetically Modified Crops Be Labeled As So? - There is a lot of confusion surrounding the use of Genetically Modified crops in today’s foods and products. First we must answer, what exactly is a Genetically Modified crop, or more commonly known as a “GMO”. According to the FDA, the U.S. food and drug administration, a GMO is simply “a plant developed through a process in which a copy of a desired gene from one plant or organism is placed into another plant to achieve a desired trait” (fda.org). For years, consumers have been purchasing products containing GMOs without any knowledge of doing so, and recently, GMOs have become a huge topic of conversation....   [tags: products, label, consumer, farmer] 565 words
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Food Production Has Harmful Environmental Consequences - The greatest obstacle for many farmers and producers in dealing with increasing food production for the growing human population is avoiding environmental problems. We know cities will get bigger and suburbs will grow greater across the United States over the next few decades and by 2050 the population increase will likely be 2.6 billion more people to feed. We need to look at different ways to produce food that will sharply decrease the harmful environmental effect in areas such as biodiversity loss, topsoil erosion and air pollution....   [tags: farmer, erosion, topsoil] 1327 words
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How to Identify Food in Grocery Stores or Farmer's Markets - Part of the Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) family, squashes have been used as decorative accessories for the fall and winter months. But with its creamy flesh and gentle flavor, more people would rather enjoy them as a dinner delicacy than a dining centerpiece. THE IDENTIFICATION (HOW TO IDENTIFY FOOD IN GROCERY STORE OR FAMER’S MARKET) Yellow squash is a close relative of the melon and cucumber and comes in many different varieties. All parts of it are edible, including the seeds, skin and flesh....   [tags: nutritional, strorage, preparation] 689 words
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How Hunger can be Reduced in the United States - How can hunger be reduced in the United States. In order to reduce hunger, every possible cause must be addressed. Climate changes, natural disasters, wars, and lack of aid are just a few causes of hunger and food insecurity. These issues can be dealt with nationally and locally. Nationally, there need to be programs and policies in place that give access to resources and the ability to sustain those efforts. To reduce hunger in local communities, more support needs to be given to farmers and markets, and there always needs to be access to food and aid....   [tags: national aid programs, farmer's markets]
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Film Analysis: Julio Cesar Chavez - There is no secret that films in the genre of biopic can often stretch the truth. These types of movies are frequently mere depictions of myth that is loosely based on factual accounts rather than being accurate representations of history. Many ethical dilemmas arise from these circumstances. Among those are the damaging representations that may skew a viewer’s perception of how history may have actually played out. Should filmmakers warn viewers that certain historical details of their forthcoming motion picture have been changed for the purpose of film....   [tags: farmer labor activist, struggle] 1265 words
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Soldier's Life: A Memoir - Soldier’s Life. A memoir. I worked in the farming industry for several years, with my wife Sarah behind me with all that I did. My two sons accompanied me in my endeavors to keep the farm up and running. Rowland, who was 16 at the time, helped with milking the cows and making sure all the animals got fed on time. As well as milking and feeding he was in charge of cleaning up after the animals and his younger brother of course. James, who was 10 at the time, didn’t really help much. He stayed off to the sidelines helping Sarah gather food for supper each night....   [tags: war, farmer, son, union] 854 words
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Farmers and the New Deal - The farmers of the Great Depression did benefit from “New Deal”. The New Deal was mainly focused one them and the government tried many ways and started many organizations to help them from being taken advantage of like they had been in previous years. As Raymond Moley saw it the first New Deal was radical different from normal American life styles. This New Deal put much more power into the central Government, but this was a necessary evil mostly in the economic playing arena of agriculture, due to the farmers were on the edge of anarchy....   [tags: Farmers, New Deal, history, ] 678 words
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Today's Success of Farmers' Markets - Nowadays, it is not rare to see farmers markets scatter all over the country especially during the summer. As people begin to gain more knowledge about healthy eating, more farmers begin to set up tents and tables to sell their produce. No matter how cold it is or how busy people are, the markets are always packed with people. The large number of people going there might cause others to questions many things. How did these people know when and where these markets are opening. The answer to this question is short and simple: a blog or a website....   [tags: heath, vendors, organic] 1452 words
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Diffusion of Innovation for Farmers - The diffusion of innovation theory is defined as the means by which a new idea is spread and adopted by people ( Hayden, 2009). The theory was first, used in the 1950s to understand how farmers in Iowa adopted the use of hybrid corn seeds (Hayden, 2009, p. 93). The society of farmers in Iowa on average took 7 years to switch to hybrid corn although the hybrid seeds increased crop yields and produced hardier, drought-resistant corn (Hayden, 2009). The length of time for adoption shows positive improvements in farming but does not guarantee an immediate change in farming procedure....   [tags: channels, communication, time, social, system] 903 words
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Troubles for Farmers in the 19th Century - The time period between 1880’s and 1900’s was generally good for politics. The U.S did not face the threat of war and many of the citizens were living peacefully. However, as time went by, the farmers in America found that life was becoming very rough for them. The crops they planted such as, wheat, cotton, etc. were once the sustenance of the agriculture industry, but now they were selling at such a low price that it was hard for farmers to make a profit. Rather many of the farmers were falling deep into debt....   [tags: railroad, debt, monopolies] 841 words
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Farmers in the Dust Bowl - The Dust Bowl probably had more of an impact on the farming industry then on any other industry in America. The Dust Bowl hit farmers hard but they had only themselves to blame. The way in which the farmers cultivated and produced their crops destroyed the land and after severe droughts left much of the land useless. First to understand what impact the Dust Bowl had on the farmers it needs to be determined what the farmers did to cause the Dust Bowl. Farmers in the early 1900’s prior to the Dust Bowl understood many basic agricultural practices like rotating crops and the importance of grasslands in maintaining topsoil....   [tags: farming industry, farming history]
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Subsidy Programs for Farmers - Subsidy programs had been applied near 80 years already, but the fundamental ideas remains the same. Many farming subsidies originated from the Great Depression. Because of the unstable economy conditions, 25 percent of the nation’s farmer resided in the 1930s. Government soon applied a program to encourage people to join farming and minimize the declination numbers of farmers. Subsidies are financial supports from the United State government that helps farmer to remain stable income. Another reason that we have subsidies for commodity crops like corn and soybeans is to keep crops at low market value....   [tags: overproduction, distribution, money, crops] 937 words
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How Urban Life Affected Farmers - Urban life was exciting in the 1890’s as huge cities expanded outward and upward. Technological advancements made jobs plentiful, and lives easier. But not everybody was satisfied with the changes occurring around them. As millions of Americans flocked to cities in search of better lives, the farmers’ agricultural lifestyle was being threatened; the farmers’ diminishing social prestige allowed them to be taken advantage of in situations such as the shipping of their crops; pro-farmer politics such as bimetallism failed to gain a foothold in the federal government; and most importantly, economic failures, caused by overproduction and other means, threatened the farmers’ way of life....   [tags: agriculture, overproduction, economics] 591 words
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Farmers Road to Satisfaction - Leading up to the end of the 1800’s, agricultural was losing its place as the largest economy in the United States. Farmers felt that they were under-appreciated and taken advantage of, even though they produced food to be distributed nationwide. Although agriculture was imperative to the survival of the nation, farmers faced devastating natural causes, outrageously high rates on land and transportation, and unsuccessful tries in politics. In 1849, agriculture was the leading economy in the United States....   [tags: agriculture, policy, politics] 968 words
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Georgian Farmers Have Been Underestimated - Agriculture…what does agriculture actually mean. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the definition of agriculture is: “the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.” But, the soil cannot cultivate itself, the crops cannot produce themselves, and livestock cannot raise themselves, just as the agricultural products cannot prepare nor market themselves. Who are the people who work under the hot sun and cold rain tirelessly for hours tending to the crops and herds of livestock....   [tags: Agriculture, Georgia, USA, farmers, ] 535 words
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Sad Farmers in The River Warren - Sad Farmers in The River Warren As farmers and small farming communities become more and more distanced from the land and one another, a greater dissatisfaction results in the farmer's perception of his/her life. In Kent Meyers' novel, "The River Warren," Two-Speed Crandall becomes a victim of this trend. To understand why this dissatisfaction is becoming more prevalent, we must look at the decline of more traditional methods of farming in favor of contemporary agriculture. Also, we must explore the disintegration of community in the lives of rural farmers....   [tags: Warren] 1750 words
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The Farmers' Revolt - DBQ 13: The Farmer’s Revolt Farmers were once known for being able to do everything themselves. They grew their own food and sewed their own clothes. People often yearn for the old days and complain about so many people living in cities. Many farmers had to give up their farms and move to the cities, because of something that happened in the late nineteenth century. High prices forced farmers to concentrate on one crop. The large-scale farmers bought expensive machines, increasing their crop yield....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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An Argument for Farmers Needing Help - Agriculture is a tough field to enter. Farming is no ordinary profession, nor is it cheap. With farming, comes many risks - some even life threatening. As with any other profession, equipment is needed to perform the job effectively. In this field, the equipment is very costly. The prices of the equipment, chemicals, and seed are increasing whereas the prices of the crop are steady decreasing. How are farmers supposed to make a substantial income when the prices are overwhelming. Can the government not allow a set income for farmers each year, in addition to their profit....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Movements Throughout History Led by Farmers and the Economy - ... They wanted to government to be more in control and involved in the economy and most of all, wanted to stop laissez faire. They aimed for a secret ballot and direct election where the president would only hold office for 1 term. Although they won several seats in congress, the Populist Party never won any presidential elections. The Democrats supported much of the Populists goals. Nevertheless, they voted Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. His goal of unlimited coinage of silver gained the support of the Populist Party uncovered injustices, which educated people....   [tags: crops, democracy, agriculture] 733 words
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Unfortunate Farmers in the Great Plains during the 1930's - The young, recently married farmers living in the Great Plains during the 1930s had a terrible life. First off, being married meant having multiple people to provide for. This is more responsibility, and leads to dividing up the food between family members. Then, the country was also in an economic downturn, so the price of food and crops were low. Farmers already had debt because of new machines and land that was purchased during World War I to keep up with the demand during the war. Then the depression caused banks to fail, so farmers lost all their money that was in the bank....   [tags: the Great Depression] 726 words
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The Pain in Fish Farmed Trough Aquaculture - This paper confines itself to the study of pain in fish farmed through aquaculture and its alleviation. Welfare concerns the physical and mental state of the animal (Lembo & Zupa 2009). It involves the animal’s physiological and psychological capability to cope with its environment (Lembo & Zupa 2009). Under the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, an animal is entitled to be free of pain, injury and disease (Lembo & Zupa 2009). This paper concerns the optimal slaughter method given that the fish is capable of experiencing pain....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Should We Pay Farmers Not to Grow Crops? - Should We Pay Farmers Not to Grow Crops. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was established under the Conservation Title of the 1985 Food Security Act and is still in place today. This program which intended to assist with possible environmental problems is one that is beneficial to the farmers and our country's environment and therefore should stay in effect. However, it should be examined how this program is being conducted to ensure that the original objectives are being met today and with maximum efficiency....   [tags: Argumentative Agriculture Essays Papers]
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Incorporating Farmers' Knowledge in International Rice Research - Incorporating Farmers' Knowledge in International Rice Research The longevity of many cultures can be attributed to their adherence to tradition, specifically subsistence practices. More likely than not, trying to push modern technology into these cultures will only result in disaster. Such is the case with the Green Revolution and the rice situation Stephen Lansing covered in The Balinese. It simply does not seem logical to disrupt traditional practices that have supported a culture for so long....   [tags: Agricultural Biological Engineering Essays]
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Creating a Meal From Locally Grown Foods - Creating a meal from locally grown products is an important part of supporting our local farmers and food economy. This meal I created by using all locally grown food combined a protein, fall harvest vegetables, and included a common starch of potatoes. I served my immediate family this meal, and bought all of the food products from the local farmers market in my home town. This paper will review my thoughts on the positive environmental impacts of buying locally grown food, the meal served, a brief review of the farmer’s market where the meal was purchased, what my family thought of the meal, and the challenges faced from purchasing and eating a meal from food grown locally....   [tags: health, farmers, food economy]
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A Career in Farming - Every time a person goes to the store and buys some food that food was grown by a farmer or contain ingredients from the farmer’s crops. A farmer is a good job because the work they do helps to provide the world with food. Without farmers many people would go hungry not knowing how to grow their own food. Without farmers many other products other than food would be gone. Farmers work hard long days and often go unnoticed; however, without them life would be much different. Farming has been an occupation since 8,500 B.C....   [tags: farming industry, tractors, farmers]
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Starbucks Sells Fairtrade International Coffee - Starbucks Sells Fairtrade International Certified Coffee Starbucks Coffee is a chain that sells Fairtrade Certified coffee. Starbucks began purchasing in 2000 and now became one of the world’s prime purchasers of Fairtrade Certified coffee (“Coffee.”). Fairtrade International Charter’s has five core principles that companies are to achieve for certification and the next paragraphs will showcase how Starbucks achieves them. Principle 1: Market access for marginal producers Starbucks achieved the first principle by purchasing “coffee from small farmers in 29 different countries … [and buying] coffee at a higher than market price and guarantees future purchases” (Alter)....   [tags: farmers, principles, social] 562 words
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The End of Handouts: Farm Subsidy Program - Agriculture is an ever changing industry, with constant changes in methods and technology. Much like the industry, programs surrounding it are also changing for the better except for one, farm subsidies. The farm subsidy program has gone almost completely unchanged since the early 1930’s. I have lived on a farm for my entire life and have gotten into many arguments with my peers, trying to prove farm subsidies were a necessity for the industry to remain functional. These arguments usually turned into a “who could scream the loudest” match and would usually end in a joking manor....   [tags: Farmers Insurance, Federal Budget]
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Legal Studies and Tort Law - ... These are all questions which are going to be answered according to the case in hand. To begin with Sir Percy Winfield suggested that someone would commit the tort of negligence if he breached a legal duty to take care by an inadvertent act or omission. ( Winfield 1926, 184) It focuses more on what one did or didn’t do rather than the harm caused. To establish duty of care one must prove breach of duty causing damage, that way the defendant will be considered liable. There are many tests to exhibit breach of duty including The Heaven v Pender test (1883) or The Caparo test (1990)....   [tags: government, farmers, case study] 669 words
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The Ripple Effects of Shay's Rebellion - When a group rises up for what they believe in, it can have incredible results. Sometimes those results can even have rippling effects that have the power to create one of the strongest nations on Earth. Shays’ Rebellion was one of those defining moments and without it this country may have crumbled long ago. Farmers Troubles For the first few years of piece, after the Revolutionary War, the commercial and agrarian society’s future appeared to be in danger by a chain of debt bothering the postwar years depressed economy....   [tags: farmers, army, debtor] 841 words
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Dealing with Wildlife Damage to Crops - Every year wildlife, including deer, bear, wild boar, beavers and many more, destroy thousands of acres of farmer’s crops. In 2010 it is reported that in North Carolina, wildlife damaged $29.4 million in crops. Wildlife damage hurts farmer’s yields and also hurts the plants health. They affect almost all crops; while mainly affecting corn, soybeans and peanuts, and can cost the farmer hundreds even thousands of dollars in lost yield. Wildlife damage also hurts the crops health. This could lead to diseases being spread through the crops and even in rare cases to humans....   [tags: animals, farmers, deference] 1207 words
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The Assets and Liabilities of Farms - Thinking of owning a farm. Farming is great for some people but it’s not for all. A farm has many assets and liabilities when it comes to finances. One of the assets of owning a farm is seeing the plants grow and making a profit off of those plants. The liabilities of a farm are the expense of seed, cost of employees, and the cost incurred for plant care. A farm can be very expensive but it can also be very profitable. A liability of owning a crop farm is the expense of seed. Seed prices can vary depending on the crop that meets the farmer’s needs....   [tags: farming, seed, corn, farmers]
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Shariah Financial System: An Alternative Lifeline for the Less Privileged Farmers? - SHARIAH FINANCIAL SYSTEM: AN ALTERNATIVE LIFELINE FOR THE LESS-PRIVILEGED FARMERS. It is already indubitable that most farmers are trapped in the vicious labyrinth of perpetual poverty. Due to their depressed conditions, many of them consider farming as just a hand-to-mouth existence, or perhaps their decisions to stay on and take farming as a livelihood could also mean a number of things – perseverance, resilience and/or resignation. The farmers are poor because the economic activity that they are in has been under-funded....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Insect Create Great Loss to Crops - In the developing countries crop damage from pests can cause economic loss and starvation for the farmers. As a pre-caution farmer use multiple pesticides to kill insect and because this is hazardous to human health many customers don’t want to eat this food. Also in cases of heavy rainfall the chemical pesticides can run off into a water supply and causing unsanitary environment. An example to eliminate the usage of pesticides and reduce cost of crop in markets is Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t) genes in corn....   [tags: farmers, pesticides, cry] 941 words
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Agrarian Woes in the Late 19th Century - ... Railroads allowed for enormous opportunities after the Civil War, land previously too far from eastern cities to profitable was now farmable. However, farmers now saw themselves at the whim of the railroads and other commercial interests, making them easy prey for business practices that exploited their product. Railroads inflicted policies that reciprocated more negative than positive onto small time shippers and farmers. Competition between rail lines made profit supersede the consumer. Small farmers and shippers received the short end of the stick when companies offered rebates and price cuts to larger shippers, and while this helped to stimulate big business, many farmers were left...   [tags: farmers, railroads, expansion] 855 words
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Nestlé Corporation, Farmers and the Consumers - Humans adapted to everyday situations. If they are in unfamiliar environment, our mind will switch to a survival mode. Corporations had the same instinct; it’s their job to make a profit and make the customers happy. When I read “Nestle’: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative”, the stakeholders played a central point on how the company found a solution to SAIN (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Nestle) to make the company more profitable. The three main stakeholders in this report are Nestlé Corporation, farmers and the consumers....   [tags: bad reputation, stakeholders, business analysis] 619 words
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The Social and Economical Impacts of Organic Farming on Agriculture and the Environment - In the era of sustainable development the new economic theory of development today is “Environmental economics” that balances between economy and ecology. In all development programmes including agriculture there is an amalgamation of economic development with ecological conservation. The chemical fertilizers are being used considerably in conventional agriculture that adversely affects the farm land and economy of farmers. The UNCED directive of Agenda 21 emphasizes the need for ecological and social equity for a sustainable future....   [tags: production cost, marketing, farmers]
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The Future Farmers of America - As you walk to the other end of the stage and look out into the sea of blue and gold corduroy, you realize this it. This is the moment you’ve worked toward for the last four years. You’ve stayed long hours after school working on you record book, spent grueling hours memorizing speeches, experienced the joy of winning first place at a state CDE contest, and best of all you met so many amazing people and doors were opened to opportunities you never imagined. Finally, after all of your hard work, you’re receiving your State FFA Degree....   [tags: FFA, organization, education, degrees]
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Green House Farming and the World Food Crisis - The food crisis is a conflict that approaches and affects the whole world. The world food crisis has been created by mainly large amounts of population; this is because there are so many people living in each country. The large amounts of people have an effect on how the farmers because it keeps getting harder to harvest enough food for the whole population. Therefore the price for many food product goes up and it becomes harder and harder for the average person to do their shopping. In America alone around 15 percent of the inhabitants are receiving food stamps from the government to purchase food with this is because they alone do not have the sufficient found to do this....   [tags: Consumer, Harvest, Farmers] 694 words
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Americans and The Monsanto Protection Act - Americans are angry in regards to the signing of the Farmer Assurance Act on March 27, 2014. This act also goes by the nickname Monsanto Protection Act. The company Monsanto is well known for its production of GM seeds, or genetically modified seeds. Numerous Americans are currently protesting and creating petitions because genetically modified organisms may be at risk of contaminating organic foods in the near future. In addition, food that contains these organisms often are not labeled for the public....   [tags: farmers, gm seeds, ecosystems]
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Arrival of Industry Brings Suffering to Countryside by Louisa Lim - In an article on NPR called “Arrival of Industry Brings Suffering to Countryside” written on May 19, 2006, Louisa Lim discusses in a conversation with a farmer from a rural village, “That factory makes a lot of money," he says. "Government departments gain a lot of tax revenue from it, so when it comes to our problems, they just push us aside. Nobody cares about us farmers”(Louisa Lim). In Globalization: The Making of World Society by Frank J. Lechner and Post American World, 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria, the two works deal with the rise of globalization....   [tags: factories, farmers, rural villages]
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