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Agricultural Crisis in America: A Reference Handbookby Dana L Hoag
Synopses & Reviews
In Agricultural Crisis in America, topics of importance to the vitality of America's farms are thoroughly examined such as the pollution of groundwater, the loss of quality farmland to urban development, food safety, wildlife impact, animal welfare, economic difficulties facing farmers today, government policy, and much more.
A wealth of tables, graphs, and other statistical information supports the text, so readers may objectively evaluate the situation.
Book News Annotation:
Provides a comprehensive, readable summary of challenges facing the agricultural industry, with a thoughtful overview of the topic, a chronology tracing significant events, biographical sketches of relevant individuals, and annotated lists of print and online sources. Topics examined include groundwater pollution, urban development, food safety, wildlife impact, and economic difficulties. A key feature is a chapter that presents a wealth of tables, graphs, and other statistical information.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Providing a thorough summary of the challenges facing our agricultural industry, this book investigates problems and considers solutions, examining issues relevant to the viability of America's farms.
• A wealth of tables, graphs, and other statistical information
• Complete coverage of vital topics such as groundwater pollution, urban development, animal welfare, economic difficulties, and government policy
Table of Contents
Cultivating change and crisis — Farm and ranch survivability — Modernization — Feeding a growing world — Safe food and drinking water — Chronology — Biographical sketches — Facts, figures, and case studies — Organizations — Related print resources — Internet sites.
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