Have agricultural management efforts begun in the desperation of the Dust Bowl brought us to where we need to be tomorrow? Questions about the environmental footprint of farming make this book required reading. Approximately 62% of the total U.S. land area is used for agriculture, and this land also provides critical ecosystem functions. Authors from each region of the continental United States describe the progress of soil and water conservation to date and visualize how agricultural production practices must change in future years to address the newest challenges. Ted M. Zobeck and William F. Schillinger, ed. Hardcover, 320 pages, 2010; SSSA. SSSA Spec. Publ. 60. ISBN: 978-0-89118-852-0. Item number: B60936.
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