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View Resource Bamboo: A Multipurpose Agroforestry Crop

The bamboos are gaining increased attention as an alternative crop with multiple uses and benefits. These long-lived, woody-stemmed perennial grasses are usually evergreen in climates to which they...

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/bamboo.pdf
View Resource Basic On-Farm Composting Manual

Because farming itself involves the efficient management of a variety of natural processes, in many ways, composting is a natural fit for the farmer. Composting is the efficient management of the...

http://www.cwc.org/wood/wd973rpt.pdf
View Resource Beneficial Management Practices for Air

Many Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) may be adopted to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), sequester carbon, and improve air quality. Adopting these practices over the long term turns agricultural...

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118657...
View Resource Biofuels: Renewable Fuels for a Greener Future

The [Canadian] government's comprehensive strategy for renewable fuels has four components: * Increasing the retail availability of renewable fuels through regulation * Supporting the...

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=120465...
View Resource Breeding Perennial Grain Crops

This publication describes the benefits and practicality of converting world-wide grain crop production from annual to perennial plants.

http://www.landinstitute.org/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/06/01/...
View Resource Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre

The Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre (MCDC) was established in 1993 under a ten-year agreement among the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, and Manitoba Horticulture Productivity...

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118520...
View Resource Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre

The Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC) promotes economically and environmentally sustainable irrigation practices to producers and industry. Through applied research and...

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118615...
View Resource Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)

CSANR develops and fosters agriculture and natural resource management approaches that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially acceptable. The Center strives to facilitate...

http://csanr.wsu.edu
View Resource Checking the Food Odomoter: Comparing Food Miles for Local Foods Versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institut

This publication of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, is of research conducted that compared weighted average source distance (WASD) of foods grown locally in Iowa to...

http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/files/food_travel0...
View Resource Community Supported Agriculture in the Midwest

A list of Midwestern farms supported by community members who receive a weekly package of produce in exchange for their financial investment in the season�s harvest.

http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/files/csa_0105.pdf
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