Natural Resources and Environment

Water Quality Initiatives and Agriculture: An Electronic Bibliography
48 selected citations Web-Available
February 2002
Joe Makuch
Water Quality Information Center
National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2351


Water Quality Trading
77 citations from the AGRICOLA Database and other sources
1981 - December 2002
Stuart Gagnon
Water Quality Information Center
National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2351


This December 2005 factsheet identifies National Renewable Energy Laboratory resources on renewable energy technologies that are available for use on farms or ranches. Agribusiness opportunities in renewable energy include growing crops for production of biofuels or bioproducts, and leasing land to utility companies for the operation of wind turbines. See Farm Energy Options for new resources.


National Agricultural Library (NAL) staff produced this guide for distribution "Who Will Pay for On-Farm Environmental Improvements in the 21st Century?", at the symposium held April 12, 2000 at NAL in Beltsville, Maryland. The symposium offered individuals with different perspectives on the economic aspects of agricultural operations and environmental quality the opportunity to exchange views and ideas on the topic. Agriculture in the United States has historically produced a food supply that is relatively inexpensive and that benefits our society. However, agriculture, like other land uses, can have negative impacts on the natural environment. That detracts from our quality of life. To counter this, many people are working toward the goal of protecting the environment while maintaining the agricultural producer's ability to operate a viable enterprise that provides an adequate standard of living, contributes to the community and produces high quality, affordable food. Compiled by Andy Clark, Stuart Gagnon, Mary Gold, Joseph Makuch, Robert Rand, and Susan Wilzer. December 2004.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-28. Updates QB 91-07. 166 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1985-March 1993. By Susan Chapman, Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. April 1993. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-28.


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