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From the farm to the table : what all Americans need to know about agriculture

Author: Gary H Holthaus
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Series: Culture of the land.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates how outside economic, governmental, legal, and business developments play an increasingly influential, if not controlling, role in every farmer's life. This book offers an understanding  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary H Holthaus
ISBN: 9780813192260 0813192269
OCLC Number: 261177184
Description: xix, 363 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
pt. 1. In the beginning --
ch. 1. Fundamentals --
ch. 2. Histories --
pt. 2. Farmers talking about farming --
ch. 3. Two views, one farm : Vance and Bonnie Haugen --
ch. 4. Farming is a spiritual responsibility : Mike Rupprecht --
ch. 5. Timelines : Ron Scherbring --
ch. 6. The absolute last thing I ever dreamed I'd be doing : Lonny and Sandy Dietz --
ch. 7. I felt it was just the right thing to do : Dennis Rabe --
pt. 3. Farming in America : who cares? --
ch. 8. They say eating is a moral issue : Bill McMillin --
ch. 9. Farming connects us all --
pt. 4. It all works together, or it doesn't work at all --
ch. 10. Agriculture and community culture --
ch. 11. Farming in developing countries --
ch. 12. The WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA --
pt. 5. Alternative visions, hopeful futures --
ch .13. Healthy food, healthy economics --
ch. 14. Alternatives for agriculture and the whole culture --
pt. 6. An ecology of hope --
ch. 15. Ours for a short time : Peggy Thomas --
ch. 16. An ecology of hope --
Notes --
Sources and resources --
Index.
Series Title: Culture of the land.
Responsibility: Gary Holthaus.

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