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View Resource DTN: The Progressive Farmer

Progressive Farmer magazine, established in 1886, now has a presence on the Web. Their stories cover all the major crops and livestock, but also include information about other topics important to rural readers such as the environment, rural health care, and farm safety. Many stories "celebrate rural living and the outdoors. Progressive Farmer says its goal is to help readers make money, save...
View Resource A Time to Act: A Report of the USDA National Commission on Small Farms

This recently published United States Department of Agriculture National Commission on Small Farms document (MP-1545) (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] or WordPerfect format only) is the result of the work of a 30-member commission appointed by US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman in July 1997. The commission held a series of nine public hearings and meetings all over the US. Their 146 recommendations...
View Resource UC Small Farm Center Online Library

Sponsored by the University of California Small Farm Center, this online resource library consists of a range of summaries and abstracts of articles relating to the management and productivity of small farms. Some of the topics include production, marketing, pest control, and farm management. Viewers can browse the database, or search by title, subject, author, or description. The database...
View Resource Agriculture Fact Book 1998

The 1998 edition of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Fact Book (described in the March 13, 1998 Scout Report) has been recently released. This valued and trusted reference tool binds together a variety of facts, figures, charts, and tables on US agriculture, nutrition, consumers, and trade; rural America; and the USDA itself. Users can consult the fact book to discover...