Agricultural adjustment : the case of the dairying industry

Harrison, M. I. (1971). Agricultural adjustment : the case of the dairying industry Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Harrison, M. I.
Thesis Title Agricultural adjustment : the case of the dairying industry
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1971
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 110
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
      This dissertation is concerned with the process of agricultural adjustment. Economic growth causes changes in the relevant variables affecting the output mix, the scale of operation and the input mix of the agricultural firm, and thus results in the need for adjustment of these factors. The impediments to this natural adjustment are outlined in general to ascertain the relevant elements for policy considerations.

      An examination of the conditions in the dairying industry reveals the existence of a low income problem, which may be the reflection of either an adjustment
(efficiency) or welfare problem. Accepting that an adjustment problem exists, consideration is then directed to the Marginal Dairy Farms Reconstruction Scheme. Evaluation of the Scheme reveals the impediments which are attacked in order to allow the natural process of adjustment to take place. Criticism is made of the neglect of the second aspect of the low income problem, namely the social welfare aspect. It is concluded that more attention be paid to the people involved in the low income sector of agriculture.

      Grateful acknowledgment is made to the members of the Dairy Farms Reconstruction Unit of the Lands Department for their assistance in providing information on the operation of the Scheme to date.

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