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Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurements, Trends, and Drivers

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1875389/err189.pdf

U.S. agricultural output more than doubled between 1948 and 2011, with growth averaging 1.49% per year.  This report looks at the factors behind that growth and whether such growth is expected to continue.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture