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peer-reviewed research article

The small farm: It's innovative and persistent in a changing world


Desmond A. Jolly

publication information

California Agriculture 47(2):19-22. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v047n02p19. March-April 1993.


Small farms contribute new crops and new practices to agricultural production, and to achieve efficiency, some use resources as successfully as do much larger operations. Small farms, it is hoped, will continue their vital role in U.S. agriculture—even as major changes occur today in international trade.