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Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012 Edition

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  • Osteen, Craig D.
  • Vasavada, Utpal
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    Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012, describes trends in economic, structural, resource, and environmental indicators in the agriculture sector, focusing on changes since the release of Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2006. These indicators are useful to assess important changes in U.S. agriculture—the industry’s development; its environmental effects; and the implications for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This report tracks key resources, including natural, produced, and management resources, that are used in and affected by agricultural production, as well as structural changes in farm production and the economic conditions and policies that influence agricultural resource use and its environmental impacts. Each chapter provides a concise overview of a specific topic with links to sources of additional information.

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    Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Economic Information Bulletin with number 132048.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:uersib:132048

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    Keywords: Agricultural biotechnology; conservation policy; conservation programs; farm types; fertilizer use; land use; land values; organic production; pest management; productivity; research and development; soil management; water use.; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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    Cited by:
    1. O'Connor, Claire, 2013. "Soil Matters: How the Federal Crop Insurance Program should be reformed to encourage low-risk farming methods with high-reward environmental outcomes," 2013 AAEA: Crop Insurance and the Farm Bill Symposium, October 8-9, Louisville, KY 156789, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Govindan, K. & Jafarian, A. & Khodaverdi, R. & Devika, K., 2014. "Two-echelon multiple-vehicle location–routing problem with time windows for optimization of sustainable supply chain network of perishable food," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), pages 9-28.

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