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Main Title Resource and Environmental Impacts of Trends in U.S. Agriculture.
Author Crosson, Pierre ; Brubaker, Sterling ;
CORP Author Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-806023; EPA-600/3-82-031;
Stock Number PB83-200634
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
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NTIS  PB83-200634 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 237p
Abstract
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.