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The number of farms, declined by 40 percent between 1948 and 1973
- 400,000 less farmers
- However, there was still a massive increase in farm production due to mechanization. tractors from 121,500 in 1949 to 967,600 in 1963.
- Yield of wheat and other cereals almost doubled during the 1950s, as did that of milk and meat and France produced 25 per cent more wine.