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Federal role in increasing the productivity of the U.S. food system

Guy H. Miles

Federal role in increasing the productivity of the U.S. food system

by Guy H. Miles

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Published by U.S. National Science Foundation, Research Applications Directorate, Research Applied to National Needs Program, Division of Advanced Energy and Resources Research and Technology : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Food supply -- United States.,
  • Food -- Production control.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGuy H. Miles
    ContributionsNational Science Foundation (U.S.). Research Applied to National Needs Program.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 165 p. :
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13600872M

    a factor in economic prosperity and what the appropriate Federal role should be in enhancing national productivity. We in GAO have had a long and continuing interest in improve-ing productivity of the Federal work force and n:ve undertaken major efforts to monitor the status of productivity growth in.   Following are 7 practical suggestions - steps management can take to improve productivity by putting employees in a more productive mindset. Design economic incentives so employees at all levels.

    Modern U.S. agriculture has been described as “the most efficient in the world, at least in terms of the dollar and cent costs of production.” 1 The public health and ecological costs of industrialization, however, are not reflected in the prices of food.   10 Superfoods That Increase Productivity From dark chocolate to avocado, here are some foods that will keep your brain humming all day long. By Drew Hendricks, Contributor, @DrewAHendricks.

    The federal government spent about $ billion during World War II — or twice as much as it had spent in total for the entire history of the U.S. government up to that point. About 40 percent of that came from taxes; the rest came through government borrowing, much of .   The Great Government Takeover These changes are coming amid a dismal health picture in the U.S. But not all groups agree that the government's increasing involvement in food is a positive Author: Kimberly Leonard.


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Federal role in increasing the productivity of the U.S. food system by Guy H. Miles Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The Federal role in increasing the productivity of the U.S. food system: [report. [Guy Henry Miles; National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Advanced Energy and Resources Research and Technology.].

The federal role in increasing the productivity of the U.S. Food system: a report to the National Science Foundation. [Guy Henry Miles; National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Advanced Energy and Resources Research and Technology.].

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