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Agriculture interacts in many ways with the environment. Practices such as crop rotations, tillage operations, fertilizer and pesticide applications, and confined livestock operations are used in producing food. But, these practices can also alter the environment via runoff, sediment, nutrients, and toxic chemicals. As with other industries, agriculture's impact on the environment has come under close scrutiny as resource use has become a concern of many Americans.

Publication Date:

9-1977

Publisher:

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University

City:

Ames, IA

Disciplines:

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Agricultural Science | Agriculture | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Economics | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Rural Sociology