Measuring the size of the U.S. food and fiber system
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor] in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Food industry and trade -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • Farm produce -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States.

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StatementChinkook Lee ... [et al.].
SeriesAgricultural economic report -- no. 566.
ContributionsLee, Chinkook., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 13 p. :
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17672005M

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Food and Fiber System. production agriculture= entities that produce the raw food and fiber products. farm definition. any place from which $ or more of ag products were produced and sold # of farms: 6 million million size: acres acres increase in: productivity total output expenses exports gross. Measuring the Size of the U.S. Food and Fiber System Chinkook Lee, Gerald Schlüter, William Edmondson, and Darryl Wills Introduction The food and fiber system—from the farmer to the consumer—is one of foodthe largest sectors in the U.S. economy, with $ billion of the gross national pro- duct (GNP) and million full-time equivalent. The Food and fiber system is the sector of the U.S. economy that includes agricultural production and all economic activities supporting or utilizing that production, including farm machinery and chemical production, and processing, manufacturing, transportation, and retailing. In , the food and fiber system employed million workers, or % of the U.S. employment, and accounted for. The system is one of the largest sectors in the U.S. economy, and is comprised of industries related to farming, including feed, seed, fertilizer, machinery, food processing, manufacturing, and exporting. The interrelationships among the sectors of the food and fiber system and the U.S. and world economies are many and complex.

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  Dietary fiber denotes carbohydrate polymers 1 with 10 or more monomeric units 2, which are not hydrolysed by the endogenous enzymes in the small intestine of humans and belong to the following categories. Edible carbohydrate polymers naturally occurring in the food consumed. Carbohydrate polymers, which have been obtained from food raw material by physical, enzymatic or . Nutritive Value of Foods. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Home and Garden Bulletin 72 This publication gives in tabular form the nutritive values for household measures of commonly used foods. It was first published in ; the last revision was published in File Size: KB. The system can be traced back to the measuring systems of the Hindus: B-9 and the ancient Egyptians, who subdivided the hekat (about litres) into parts of 1 ⁄ 2, 1 ⁄ 4, 1 ⁄ 8, 1 ⁄ 16, 1 ⁄ 32, and 1 ⁄ 64 (1 ro, or mouthful, or about ml), and the hin similarly down to 1 ⁄ . Food and Fiber System - Flows The term "system" has been used frequently in studies of food and fiber economics. When applying the systems concept, one is attempting to proceed beyond analysis of 1 Hirst (Reference No. 17) estimated that one-fourth of U.S. en-ergy consumption is required in the transportation of goods and people.