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Main Title Resource and environmental impacts of trends in U.S. agriculture /
Author Crosson, Pierre R. ; Brubaker, Sterling
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brubaker, Sterling.
CORP Author Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; [Distributed] by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/3-82-031; PB83200634
Stock Number PB83-200634
OCLC Number 13482831
Subjects Agricultural productivity--United States ; Agricultural pollution--United States ; Soil conservation--United States ; Agriculture--Economic aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Production ; Environmental impacts ; Agriculture ; Trends ; Land use ; Water resources ; Cost analysis ; Damage ; Government policies ; Savings ; Technology assessment ; Prices ; Soil erosion ; Fertilizers ; Insecticides ; Reduction ; Herbicides ; Increasing ; Alternative planning ; Energy accounting
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESBD  EPA-600-3-82-031 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/05/2017
NTIS  PB83-200634 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxi, 213 pages ; 28 cm
Trends in demand for U.S. agricultural production and in agricultural technology suggest increasing pressure on the nation's land and water resources over the next several decades. The expected consequences would be rising economic costs of production and damages to the environment. This study analyzes those trends, assesses their economic and environmental impacts and discusses policies for dealing with their impacts. The quantities of land, water and other resources farmers use to increase production depend basically on the kinds of technologies they employ. Two categories of technology are distinguished--land-using technologies and land-saving technologies. Analysis of trends indicates that an additional 60 to 70 million acres will be brought into production and that erosion will emerge as the most serious environmental problem of agriculture.
"May 1983." "PB83-200634." "EPA-600/3-82-031." "Grant no. R8060236010." Includes bibliographical references.