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Publisher Comments:

More and more farmers are adopting a diverse range of alternative practices designed to reduce dependence on synthetic chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and antibiotics; cut costs; increase profits; and reduce the adverse environmental consequences of agricultural production. "Alternative Agriculture" describes the increased use of these new practices and other changes in agriculture since World War II, and examines the role of federal policy in encouraging this evolution, as well as factors that are causing farmers to look for profitable, environmentally safe alternatives. Eleven case studies explore how alternative farming methods have been adopted - and with what economic results - on farms of various sizes from California to Pennsylvania.

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Eleven case studies explore how alternative farming systems have been adopted--and with what economic results--on farms of various sizes producing different crops across the country.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This volume includes 11 case studies that describe in detail the practices and performance of alternative farming systems in the United States. Case studies range from rice production in California to a mixed crop and livestock farm in southwest Iowa to a fresh-market vegetable production in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780309039857
Author:
National Research Council
Author:
Committee on the Role of Alternative Far
Author:
National Research Council
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Agricultural innovations
Subject:
Agricultural systems
Subject:
Alternative agriculture.
Subject:
Agricultural systems -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Alternative agriculture -- United States.
Subject:
Agricultural systems -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 1443
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.98x7.06x1.06 in. 2.13 lbs.

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