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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Dept. of Agriculture -- Officials and employees.,
  • Agricultural industries -- United States -- Employees.,
  • Food industry and trade -- United States -- Employees.

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Shipping list no.: 90-763-P.

SeriesYearbook of agriculture -- 1990.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 183 p. :
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17643433M

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