From the Farm to the Table: What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture (Culture of the Land) (Paperback)

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As with other areas of human industry, it has been assumed that technological progress would improve all aspects of agriculture. Technology would increase both efficiency and yield, or so we thought. The directions taken by technology may have worked for a while, but the same technologies that give us an advantage also create disadvantages. It's now a common story in rural America: pesticides, fertilizers, "big iron" combines, and other costly advancements may increase speed but also reduce effi.

About the Author


Gary Holthaus is the author of several books, including Wide Skies: Finding a Home in the West, Circling Back, and Unexpected Manna.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813192260
ISBN-10: 0813192269
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Culture of the Land