CASE STUDY: COTTON – Political Influences on Agriculture Using the chart below break down how the growth of the cash crop cotton was politically influenced. Origins Global Growth Legacy How has the US government become a driving force in the development of agriculture in the country? How have communist governments been influential in agricultural reform in their countries? CASE STUDY: COFFEE – Socio-Cultural Influences on Agriculture 33. Using the chart below break down how the growth of the luxury crop coffee was socio-culturally influenced. Origins / History Reality of Production Changes in Coffee Production 34. Which companies make fair trade coffee available? 35. How has the geography of agriculture changed due to the popularity of Tea? AGRIBUSINESS What is agribusiness & its purpose? How has the geography of agriculture changed in terms of the following areas of agricultural production? POULTRY PRODUCTION HOG PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE What have been environmental impacts of commercial agriculture? Fish Industry Organic Farming Large-Scale Intensive Agriculture Rise in Fast-Food Industry THE CHALLENGE OF FEEDING EVERYONE What is the state of worldwide food production today? What have been the changes in the following countries in regard to the loss of farmland? How are farmlands in the US at risk due to the rise of new housing developments? How has the rise of global food prices and food consumption put pressure on the global social landscape? What are food deserts?