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Crisis and opportunity : sustainability in American agriculture

Author: John E Ikerd
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the decline of family farms and rural communities and the rise of corporate farming and the resulting environmental degradation, American agriculture is in crisis. But this crisis offers the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Ikerd
ISBN: 9780803211421 0803211422
OCLC Number: 895784732
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 325 p.)
Contents: ForewordAcknowledgementsChapter 1. Crisis and Opportunity in American Agriculture Section I - The Industrialization of American AgricultureChapter 2. The Industrialization of Agriculture: Why We Should Stop Promoting ItChapter 3. Corporate Agriculture and Family FarmsChapter 4. The Corporatization of America Section II - New Hope for the Future of FarmingChapter 5. New Hope for the Future of Farming: Rediscovering AgricultureChapter 6. Farming in Harmony with Nature and SocietyChapter 7. Reclaiming the Sacred in Food and Farming Section III - Principles of Sustainable AgricultureChapter 8. Sustainable Agriculture: Do We Really Need to Define It?Chapter 9. Foundational Principles: Soils, Stewardship, and SustainabilityChapter 10. Economics of Sustainable FarmingChapter 11. The Renaissance of Rural America Section IV - The New American FarmerChapter 12. Walking the Talk of Sustainable AgricultureChapter 13. Survival Strategies for Small FarmsChapter 14. Marketing in the Niches: The Key to Sustainable FarmingChapter 15. Local Organics Saves Farmland and CommunitiesChapter 16. Farming in the Future: The Triple Bottom Line Section V - Creating Sustainable Food and Farming SystemsChapter 17. The Real Costs of GlobalizationChapter 18. Redirecting Government Policies for Agricultural SustainabilityChapter 19. The New American Food SystemChapter 20. American Agriculture, after Fossil Energy
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"Clearly defines the crisis and opportunities present today in American agriculture."-D. L. King, Choice -- D. L. King * Choice * "Ikerd counters the efficiency model of industrial agriculture and Read more...

 
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