Transforming U.S. Agriculture

Transforming U.S. Agriculture
May 5, 2011
Source: Science

A 2010 report by the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) identified numerous examples of innovative farming systems that contribute to multiple sustainability goals but noted they are not widespread. This report joins others [e.g., (3–6)] critical of aspects of mainstream, conventional farming systems. We argue that the slow expansion of such innovative farming systems in the United States is as much a policy and market problem as a science and technology problem.

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