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Agricultural Economics and Farm Organization and Management (1927-32)
Departmental Seminar Minutes showing the date, time and place of meetings; the total number and names of graduate students, faculty and visitors in attendance; brief outlines or descriptions of the papers, book reviews, research progress reports or talks presented and discussed; the names and backgrounds of participants, and the name of the acting secretary taking the minutes. Major topics discussed include the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929, Agricultural Adjustment Acts, federal farm adjustment and price policies and national economy recovery programs, banking, mortgages and farm foreclosures, cooperative marketing, crop insurance, farm management and cost accounting practices, farm organizations, freight rates and distribution costs, Illinois agriculture and horticulture, land use adjustments, land tenure and farm tenancy, marketing grain, livestock and fluid milk, rural sociology research trends, tariffs and their effect on farm prices and production, taxation, title and property law, types of farming and variations in crop yields, USDA bureaus, programs and research and the scope of agricultural economics as a research field. Ivan Wright (1922-24), Charles L. Stewart (1924-27, 1928-42) and Harold M. Case (1927-42) served as seminar chairmen. Prominent participants or visitors include James B. Andrews, Oliver E. Baker, Howard D. Doane, Harold W. Hannah, Paul E. Johnston, Gustav W. Kuhlman, David E. Lindstrom, Herbert W. Mumford, Martin L. Mosher, Lawrence W. Norton, Charles B. Shuman, Henry C. Taylor and Elmer J. Working.