Efficiency and growth in agriculture a comparative study of the Soviet Union, United States, Canada, and Finland

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  • Agricultural productivity -- Soviet Union.,
  • Agriculture and state -- Soviet Union.,
  • Agricultural innovations -- Soviet Union.

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StatementRobert B. Koopman.
SeriesStaff report -- no. AGES 89-54., ERS staff report -- no. AGES 8954.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. Agriculture and Trade Analysis Division.
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Paginationiv, 41 p.
Number of Pages41
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Open LibraryOL14681353M

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