Energy issues affecting the agricultural sector of the U.S. economy
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Energy issues affecting the agricultural sector of the U.S. economy Hearings before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research ... first session, April 25 and May 2, 2001 by United States

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Number of Pages180
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ISBN 100160658195
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