The place of the small farm in the agricultural economy of Saskatchewan
Anderson, Walton James
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The farm unit compared to units in other industries. The family-sized farm is firmly established as the typical agricultural productive unit. Advances in technology which have tended toward mass production in other industries have affected the size of the farm unit relatively little. Only in exceptional cases in the manufacturing and the processing industries has the optimum size of plant become one in which the management function and the labor requirements are supplied entirely by the operator and his family. Such a unit, however, is the prevailing one in agricultural production.