Multifunctional Agriculture in the United States

Multifunctional Agriculture in the United States

Although the primary role of agriculture is to produce food and fiber, many other functions are important, such as land conservation, maintenance of landscape structure, sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity preservation, and contribution to the socio-economic viability of rural areas (OECD 2001). The multiple functions

Monitoring Sustainable Agriculture with Conventional Financial Data

Monitoring Sustainable Agriculture with Conventional Financial Data

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) has published a guide for monitoring the sustainability of a farm. "Monitoring Sustainable Agriculture with Conventional Financial Data" by Dick Levins , is the first in a series based on the work of the Biological, Social

Pasture-Raised is Good for You, the Farmer, and the Environment

Pasture-Raised is Good for You, the Farmer, and the Environment

There’s a lot more to food than taste, texture, smell and appearance. In fact, the origin of foods tells you more than any package label.  Take steak, for instance.  There’s a good chance that your choice beefsteak was fattened in