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Agriculture -- Sustainable Practices

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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
View Resource Composting Process

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter under controlled conditions brought about by the growth of microorganisms and invertebrates. While decomposition occurs naturally, it can...

http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/382500-2....
View Resource Composting: Environmental Concerns

Composting organic material has many benefits. Organic wastes are diverted from landfill or other disposal sites. Composted material can be used as a soil amendment or nutrient source. Composting...

http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/382500-11...
View Resource Conservation Farming in the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District, North Dakota

Reports the results of a soil conservation survey and makes the case for increased conservation efforts. Provides information on identifying land types and suggests simple methods of soil...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5956/
View Resource Conservation Tillage

The term conservation tillage refers to a number of strategies and techniques for establishing crops in a previous crop?s residues, which are purposely left on the soil surface. The principal b...

https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=1...
View Resource Databases

This directory contains links to online searchable databases that pertain, in some degree, to sustainable/alternative agriculture.

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=...
View Resource Developing a Comprehensive Vision of Sustainable Agriculture

Discusses ways to broaden the concept of sustainable agriculture so as to include issues of class, gender, and race.

http://casfs.ucsc.edu/documents/issue-papers/sust_in_balance...
View Resource Earthworm Information

This University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program provides several links to articles on earthworms. These describe the earthworm's importance to ecosystems and...

http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/worms/
View Resource Economic Contributions: Biodiesel’s Contributions to the U.S. Economy

Biodiesel significantly contributes to the U.S. economy in multiple ways, according to economic analysis completed in September 2006 by John M. Urbanchuk of LECG.

http://biodiesel.org/pdf_files/fuelfactsheets/EconomicImpact...
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