Agricultural Policy & the Environment: Iron Fist or Open Hand
Edited by Louis Swanson and Frank B. Clearfield
206 pages, softbound
“The contradictory values of farm stewardship and pristine nature are often in conflict with the equally powerful cultural value of material progress.”—Louis Swanson
This collection of papers addresses past, present, and future policies using open discourse to provide information about agricultural issues, impacts and concerns. Papers explore topics such as the history of soil conservation, an evaluation of current agricultural policy, old and new SCS roles, what will happen when CRP program expire, and concerns about water pollution. A useful tool for the conservation professional interested in the relationships among policy, practice, and people.