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View Resource Agricultural Chemicals

One focus of the USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program is to investigate the occurrence and fate of agricultural chemicals in the environment from pesticides, fertilizers, veterinary...

http://toxics.usgs.gov/topics/agchemicals.html
View Resource Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators

This report examines the complex connections among farming practices, conservation and the environment - issues that are increasingly important components in U.S. agriculture and farm policy. This...

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/arei/
View Resource Agroecology Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP)

ASAP facilitates and promotes research and education that protects Illinois' natural and human resources while sustaining agricultural production . Contains exhaustive information about the ASAP...

http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/asap
View Resource Agroforestry Overview

Integrating trees and shrubs with the other enterprises on a farm can create additional sources of income, spread farm labor throughout the year, and increase the productivity of the other...

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/agrofor.pdf
View Resource Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: Sustainable Agriculture Resources

This site contains the following categories of information related to sustainable agriculture: Bibliographies of articles and research publications, searchable sites and databases, educational...

http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/agnic/agnic.htm
View Resource American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust (AFT) works to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment.

http://www.farmland.org
View Resource Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

This not-for-profit, North Carolina community-based effort promotes farmland protection and sustainable production systems through research, development, policy support and promotion.

http://www.asapconnections.org
View Resource Applying the Principles of Sustainable Farming

Sustainable farming meets environmental, economic, and social objectives simultaneously. Environmentally sound agriculture is nature-based rather than factory-based. Economic sustainability depends...

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/Transition.pdf
View Resource Aquaponics: Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture

Aquaponics is a bio-integrated system that links recirculating aquaculture with hydroponic vegetable, flower, and/or herb production. Recent advances by researchers and growers alike have turned...

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/aquaponic.pdf
View Resource ATTRA - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

This organization promotes sustainable agriculture. Their website provides publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, and organic...

http://attra.ncat.org/
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