environment

This factsheet briefly discusses environmental pressures, historical conservation efforts, and agricultural chemicals. Selected citations from the AGRICOLA database are included. AFSIC Notes no. 2. Prepared By: Jane Potter Gates and Jayne T. MacLean, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library. March 1992.


This bibliography listed 1999 selected citations of Books, Papers, and Journal Articles from the AGRICOLA and CAB ABSTRACTS Databases. Compiled by: Mary V. Gold, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library. April 2000.


"This study was “conducted to learn more about the potential contributions of organic farming as a system for the production of food and fiber.” A first for the U.S., it is a general overview of the status of organic agriculture in the United States: methods, implications for environmental and food quality, economic assessment and research recommendations." (J. Potter Gates)
Prepared by
USDA Study Team on Organic Farming
United States Department of Agriculture
July 1980