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View Resource Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 1996-97

_Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 1996-97_, published by the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture, "identifies trends in land, water, and commercial input use; reports on the condition of natural resources used in the agricultural sector; and describes and assesses public policies that affect conservation and environmental quality in agriculture." The full...

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ah-agricultural-handboo...
View Resource Buffer Strips: Common Sense Conservation

This recent publication from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Conservation Buffer Team focuses on the practices, agricultural programs, and national programs that promote conservation buffers -- "strips or small areas of land in permanent vegetation" to help control potential pollutants and other environmental concerns. NRCS outlines specific programs and...

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/ho...
View Resource Farmland Information Library

Hosted by Northern Illinois University and part of the Farmland Information Center, this site is an excellent resource for scholars and others working on farmland protection and urban/suburban development issues. Too numerous to list in their entirety, resources at the site include state snapshots from the 1997 Census of Agriculture; case studies; annotated links to articles, white papers;...

https://www.farmlandinfo.org/
View Resource Natural Resources Conservation Service

A division of the US Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a mission to provide leadership and partner with private land owners to "help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment." Their home page is useful in that regard as it currently provides significant information on topics related to the 2002 Farm Bill, water...

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home...