Accession Number : AD0612289

Title :   AGRICULTURE UNDER KHRUSHCHEV: THE LEAN YEARS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nimitz,Nancy

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The paper discusses Khrushchev's role in Soviet agriculture from 1953 to 1963. The negligible agricultural output in the second half of the decade is considered in terms of trends in inputs and incentives, the financial problems faced by farms as a result of MTS reorganization, and the central policy issue which emerged after 1958. The author concludes that Khrushchev's voluntaristic approach was inspired by his determination to expand agricultural output at a faster rate than resources would allow.

Descriptors :   (*AGRICULTURE, USSR), (*USSR, AGRICULTURE), LEADERSHIP, ECONOMICS, SALARIES, LABOR, COSTS, ANIMALS, CEREALS, MEAT, CORN, FERTILIZERS, MACHINES, PRODUCTION, STATISTICAL DATA, POLITICAL SCIENCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE