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Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century

In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges. Not ...

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Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Increased agricultural productivity is a major stepping stone on the path out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but farmers there face tremendous challenges improving production. Poor soil, inefficient water use, and a lack of access to plant ...

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Understanding American Agriculture: Challenges for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey

The Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) is the federal government's primary source of information on the financial condition, production practices, and resource use on farms, as well as the economic well-being of America's farm households. ARMS data are important to ...

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Frontiers in Agricultural Research:Food, Health, Environment, and Communities

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Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested that the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Research Council (NRC) convene a panel of experts to examine whether publicly funded agricultural research has influenced the structure of U.S. agriculture ...

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Sowing Seeds of Change:Informing Public Policy in the Economic Research Service of USDA

Every day economic decisions are made in the public and private sectors, based on limited information and analysis. The analysis and information needed for successful public policy has changed rapidly with the growth of the global economy, and so have ...

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Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management

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Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities:Public Service and Public Policy

Since their inception in 1862, the U.S. land grant colleges have evolved to become the training ground for the nation's and the world's agriculturists. In this book, the committee examines the future of the colleges of agriculture in light of ...

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Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities:A Profile

Although few Americans work as farmers these days, agriculture on the whole remains economically important--playing a key role in such contemporary issues as consumer health and nutrition, worker safety and animal welfare, and environmental protection. This publication provides a comprehensive ...

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Guidelines for the Investigation of Grain Dust Explosions

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