ABSTRACT

Industrial College of the Armed Forces: Industry Studies 2000: Agribusiness   [open pdf - 349KB]

Agriculture and the related agribusiness industry remain the foundation of U.S. commerce and society. Agribusiness plays a dominant role in both trade and foreign affairs in the United States. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the evolution of agriculture is the globalization of the industry. The United States is finding that it must address agribusiness issues in consonance with other nations. In fact, the nation has a vested interest in helping other countries deal with agribusiness problems and a responsibility to provide leadership in pressing for farming reforms, education, and the introduction of new technologies in growing, harvesting, and processing food. The national security posture of the United States is inextricably linked to global agribusiness. Understanding and appreciating the nuances of that linkage are essential tasks for U.S. national security planners and decision-makers.

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2000
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Public Domain
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pdf
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Industry Studies 2000
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