Intensive Agriculture and Women Farmers

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What percentage of U.S. farm operators are women?

36 percent

Where are higher numbers of women farmers located in the United States?

in the eastern and western margins of the United States

What kind of products were produced by farms near the city center or marketplace?

perishable products such as milk and vegetables

What type of agriculture can be arranged on a farm property that slopes toward a wetland area?

sustainable agriculture

What are the primary reasons for the decline of dairy farms?

Cost increases (e.g., labor) and global competition

Define intensive agriculture.

Crop cultivation and livestock rearing systems that use high levels of labor and capital relative to the size of the landholding.

What is the main focus of dairying?

Breeding, rearing, and utilization of livestock (primarily cows) to produce milk and its various by-products

Where are dairy feedlots often situated and how do they operate?

Dairy feedlots are often situated on the suburban fringes of large cities for quick access to market, and they operate like factories, relying on hired laborers to help maintain their herds.

What percentage of farm operators in Europe are women?

30 percent

Where are higher numbers of women farmers located in the United States?

in the eastern and western margins of the United States

What kind of products were produced by farms near the city center or marketplace?

perishable products such as milk and vegetables

How can sustainable agriculture be arranged on a farm property that slopes toward a wetland area?

The farm produces crops, dairy products, and aquaculture, using all aspects of the land in a sustainable manner.

What were the primary factors contributing to the decline of dairy farms in Sussex County?

Cost increases (e.g., labor) and global competition, shift from small farms to larger farms

Describe the characteristics of dairy feedlots and their typical location.

Dairy feedlots are often situated on the suburban fringes of large cities and operate like factories, relying on hired laborers to maintain their herds.

What is intensive agriculture and what are its key components?

Intensive agriculture is characterized by crop cultivation and livestock rearing systems that use high levels of labor and capital relative to the size of the landholding. Key components include labor for planting and harvesting, capital for seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, and equipment.

What is the primary focus of dairying and how has it evolved with increasing numbers of dairy farmers adopting the feedlot system?

The primary focus of dairying is the breeding, rearing, and utilization of livestock (primarily cows) to produce milk and its various by-products. With increasing numbers of dairy farmers adopting the feedlot system, dairying has become more factory-like and reliant on hired laborers.

Explore the role of intensive agriculture in producing perishable products and the participation of women farmers in different regions. Learn about the challenges and strategies involved in getting perishable products to market quickly.

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