Greenspan on rural economic issues

In a speech on 'Rural economic issues' given on 25 March, Alan Greenspan of the Federal Reserve said the rapid gains in farm productivity in the United States continue to this day and along myriad fronts. In agriculture, as everywhere else in our economy, the computer is coming into wider use, as are other new electronic and communications devices.

"To sum up, the phenomenal gains in U.S. agricultural productivity of the past century brought profound benefits to all consumers, regardless of

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