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|Agricultural Bargaining Associations Can Provide Important Benefits to Membership |
New Study Released
|Agricultural Industrialization in the American Countryside. |
A historical view of the industrialization of U.S. agriculture, review of concerns regarding traditional family farms, environmental quality, local communities, and economic development. Presents a conceptual framework for use by participants in rural policy work, in order to assess the process of agricultural industrialization and foster development offering the greatest benefit to rural communities. E.N. Castle. 1998. Policy Studies Report no. 11. 43 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-18-5;no cost.
|Agricultural Marketing in the U.S. Southwest: Information and Training Needs of Small-Scale Producers and Service Organizations. |
Assesses the marketing needs of small-scale and minority agricultural producers in the Four Corners states, based on a survey of 87 service organizations. From a joint project with NCAT and the Southwest Marketing Network, a collaboration among non-profit, Extension, and Native-American groups working to increase regional marketing expertise and opportunities. L. Oberholtzer, H. Born, and J. Dyer. 2004. 36 pgs. No cost. (To request a print copy, contact: 1-800-346-9140; ask for Pub IP 251.)
|Agriculture as a Tool for Rural Development: Workshop Proceedings. |
Proceedings from an August 2002 workshop exploring the issues and barriers in utilizing agricultural development (including direct marketing, value-added, community-supported, and other ventures) to support rural development goals in the U.S. Includes a listing of over 100 opportunities and strategies for improved programs and policies. The workshop was organized by the Wallace Center in collaboration with USDA's National Rural Development Partnership. K. Clancy, S. Grow, and L. Oberholtzer. 2003. 40 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-24-X; $4/each.
|Alternatives in Agriculture: Thompson On-farm Research 2000 Report|
Documents research carried out at the Thompsons' diversified crop/livestock farm in Boone, Iowa. Cover crops, nutrient and weed management, field crops, cattle and swine, manure management, economics, water quality, and soil health are assessed. Includes collaborative work and updates previous reports since the 1980s. Richard and Sharon Thompson. Thompson Farm and Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture. (Available for $10/each from: Thompson On-Farm Research, 2035 190th St., Boone, IA 50036-7423, telephone 515-432-1560.)
|Biotechnology & Global Development Challenges|
|Business-Led Initiatives in Environmental Management: The Next Generation of Policy?|
Explores private environmental management (or self-regulation) by agricultural and nonagricultural businesses, including business and regulatory aspects, economics and effectiveness, and implications for the food system. Consists of 11 papers originating from a July 1997 workshop held in Toronto, Canada, as part of the American Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting. S.S. Batie, D.E. Ervin, and M.A. Schulz, editors. 1998. Michigan State University. Special Report 92. 204 pgs. (For availability of print report, contact MSU Bulletin Office, Michigan State University, 10-B Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824; also on the Internet at www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/smith_endowment/corporate.htm.)
|Community Supported Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Results of a Shareholder Survey and Farmer Interviews.|
Addresses key challenges and opportunities for community supported agriculture (CSA) operations in the Mid-Atlantic region, based on interviews with 13 CSA farmers and 276 CSA members. From the Small Farm Success Project, a collaborative effort to support and expand marketing opportunities for small-scale farmers in the region. L. Oberholtzer. 2004. 43 pgs. (To request a print copy, contact: Future Harvest-CASA, P.O. Box 337, 106 Market Court, Stevensville, MD 21666; telephone 410-604-2681; e-mail email@example.com.)
|Enhancing Agricultural Sustainability Through Changes in Federal Commodity Policy: Marginal Versus Radical Change|
Reviews current U.S. farm commodity policies with respect to their effects on farming practices and the structure of U.S. agriculture. T.L. Dobbs. 1993. Policy Studies Program Report no. 2. 35 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-05-3. (Note: out of print)
|Environmental and Other Factors Influencing Location Decisions of Livestock Operations |
|Farm Policies and the Sustainability of Agriculture: Rethinking the Connections|
|From the Ground Up: Exploring Soil Quality's Contribution to Environmental Health.|
|Innovative, Locally-Driven Project Proposes Changes in U.S. Farm Policies |
|Intensive Agriculture and Environmental Quality: Examining the Newest Agricultural Myth|
|Lean, Mean and Green: Designing Farm Support Programs in a New Era|
|Making Changes: Turning Local Visions Into National Solutions.|
Ninety-five agriculture and rural development policy recommendations developed by the Wallace Center's five-year Agriculture Policy Project.
|Organic Food Markets in Transition|
|Producer-Only Farmers' Markets in the Mid-Atlantic Region, A Survey of Market Managers|
|Reorganizing U.S. Agriculture: The Rise of Industrial Agriculture and Direct Marketing.|
Illustrates and weighs the implications of two divergent forms of U.S. food production and marketing, consisting of a highly concentrated, vertically coordinated industrial food stream, and a highly decentralized food stream characterized by small-scaled, diversified production and direct marketing. Addresses public policy research needs to foster development paths that incorporate all social benefits and costs. Second report in the Institute's study of structural change in U.S. agriculture.R. Welsh. 1997. Policy Studies Report no. 7. 44 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-13-4; no cost.
|Specialists Look at Agriculture as a Tool for Rural Development-Proceedings Released |
|The Economics of Organic Grain and Soybean Production in the Midwestern United States. |
Reviews the profitability of organic grain and soybean production in the U.S. Midwest, drawing on literature reviews, case studies, and university-sponsored studies since the late 1970s. Conditions that make organic production profitable are considered, and comparisons with conventional production are reviewed. Includes discussion of organic farming's impacts on environmental and farmworker health, and research and public policy implications. R. Welsh. 1999. Policy Studies Report no. 13. 56 pgs. ISBN 1-893-182-20-7; $4/each.
|The Effect of Laws That Foster Agricultural Bargaining: The Case of Apple Growers in Michigan and New York State.|
To understand the potential impacts of a strengthened cooperative bargaining law at the federal level, this study examines price data and fringe benefits for apple producers in two states: Michigan, with a strong state law supporting bargaining associations, and New York, without any law beyond the federal Agricultural Fair Practices Act (AFPA) of 1967. S. Grow, A. Guptill, T.A. Lyson, and R. Welsh. 2003. 27 pgs. No cost.
|The Industrial Reorganization of U.S. Agriculture: An Overview and Background |
|The Midwest Region Commodities and the Environment Conference|
A set of documents resulting from a collaborative project that examined the environmental impacts and political economies of current corn-soybean-beef production systems in the U.S. Corn Belt. Includes summary proceedings and executive summary from a workshop for key stakeholders held April 30-May 1, 2001, plus five working papers offering differing perspectives on moving the current system towards environmental sustainability. 2002. World Wildlife Fund, American Farmland Trust, and Henry A. Wallace Center for Agricultural & Environmental Policy at Winrock International. (Available from: AFT's Farmland Information Library, www.farmlandinfo.org/.)
|The Myths and Realities of Pesticide Reduction: A Reader's Guide to Understanding the Full Economic Impacts.|
Presents 95 U.S. agriculture and rural dev. policy recommendations by the Wallace Center's 5-year Agriculture Policy Project. The recommendations were by 9 national policy analysts to address ideas and concerns of 350 local, regional, and national project participants. Issue areas include federal agriculture policy supporting small and diversified farms; market access; alternative marketing channels; research and cooperative extension; economic and rural development; special populations of farmers and farmers in pockets of poverty; young, beginning, and retiring farmers/ranchers; farmland preservation and sprawl management; and water and air quality. K. Clancy, E. Higgins, and L. Oberholtzer. 2001. 76 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-23-1; $5/each.
|The Natural Foods Market: A National Survey of Strategies for Growth|
|Transgenic Crops: An Environmental Assessment|
Reviews and assesses the scientific and policy literature on the positive and negative environmental impacts of genetically engineered (transgenic) crops. Examines extent of current usage, biosafety regulation, and business aspects, with a focus on the United States and European Union. D.E. Ervin, S.S. Batie, R. Welsh, C.L. Carpentier, J.I. Fern, N.J. Richman, M.A. Schulz. 2001. Policy Studies Report no. 15. 56 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-22-3; $5/each.
|USDA Programs: What Do We Know About Their Effectiveness in Improving the Viability of Small Farms? |
Reviews 19 programs housed within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in terms of the assistance provided to the nation's small farms. The programs provide support for conservation, product and market development, farmland preservation, general farm operations, and other efforts, through research grants, direct payments, loans, or technical and information assistance. C. Hawkes, K. Clancy, and S. DeMuth. 2004. 69 pgs. No cost.
|Vision of Agricultural Conservation Policy Beyond 2002: Implications for Partnerships|
Identifies the requirements for "smart" conservation partnerships—alliances that are necessary and foster cost-effective, durable solutions to key problems. The paper explains the basic structure and operation of partnerships; reviews the agricultural conservation policy setting and constructs a vision of policy beyond 2002; and draws policy implications for building effective public-private conservation partnerships to realize that vision. Prepared for a July 1998 workshop on "Agricultural and Conservation Policies: 2002 and Beyond," sponsored by American Farmland Trust. D.E. Ervin. 1998. American Farmland Trust, Center for Agriculture in the Environment, DeKalb, IL. CAE Working Paper 98-9. 20 pgs. (Available from: AFT's Farmland Information Library, www.farmlandinfo.org/cae/wp/wp98-9.pdf.)
|What It Takes to 'Get to Yes' for Whole Farm Planning Policy|
Introduces the concept of whole farm planning (WFP), a systems-based approach to agro-environmental management, and elucidates various issues relevant to formulating WFP policy. First report in the Wallace Institute's study of WFP.D.E. Ervin and K.R. Smith. 1996. Policy Studies Report no. 5. 42 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-15-0; no cost.
|Whole Farm Planning: A Survey of North American Experiments|
Illustrates and analyzes the key features of nine whole farm planning (WFP) initiatives in the U.S. and Canada, as prelude to formulating public policies to foster mutual, long-term benefits for farmers, society, and the environment. Second report in the Wallace Institute's study of WFP. E. Higgins. 1998. Policy Studies Report no. 9. 61 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-16-9; $4/each.
|Workshop on Performance-Based Environmental Policies for Agriculture |
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|Alternative Agriculture Policy: A New Time to Choose|
Special journal issue containing seven articles addressing federal policies and programs needed to develop a more sustainable agriculture in the U.S. Derived from presentations and discussions at the Wallace Institute's 10th annual scientific symposium held in March 1993 in Washington, D.C. (Includes also three additional research articles.) G. Youngberg and N. Schaller, editors. 1993. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture vol. 8, no. 4. 48 pgs. (Available from: CABI Publishing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)
|Alternative Agriculture: An Introduction and Overview: Symposium Proceedings.|
Focuses on production strategies, environmental benefits, research needs, and public policy aspects of alternative/sustainable farming systems. Includes a report on a panel discussion on the research, educational, and informational needs of organic farmers. Proceedings from the Institute's 1st annual scientific symposium held in March 1984 in Washington, D.C. G. Youngberg (and others). 1984. 49 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-01-0 (Note: out of print)
|Alternative Farming Systems and Rural Communities: Exploring the Connections: Symposium Proceedings|
Proceedings from the Wallace Institute's 9th annual scientific symposium held March 2-3, 1992, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. G. Youngberg and N. Schaller, editors. 1992. 100 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-02-9; no cost.
|An Agenda for Research on the Impacts of Sustainable Agriculture: Assessment and Recommendations of a Panel of Social Scientists.|
Summarizes the deliberations of a panel of social scientists convened by the Institute in January 1991, in response to the lack of sound information on the likely impacts of sustainable farming practices. N. Schaller. 1991. Occasional Paper Series no. 2. 15 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-00-2; no cost.
|Biological Pest Control|
Special journal issue containing eleven articles on the current status, critical needs, and future potential of biological farming methods of agricultural pest management. Derived from the Wallace Institute's 5th annual scientific symposium held in March 1988 in Washington, D.C. (Includes two related commentary articles.) G. Youngberg and R. Ridgway, editors. 1988. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture vol. 3, nos. 2/3. 92 pgs. (Available from: CABI Publishing, e-mail email@example.com.)
|Biotechnology in Agriculture: Implications for Sustainability: Symposium Proceedings.|
Considers the character and future direction of agricultural biotechnology, and the implications for developing sustainable farming systems, from scientific, academic, public interest, and policy perspectives. Proceedings from the Wallace Institute's 3rd annual scientific symposium held in March 1986 in Washington, D.C. G. Youngberg, editor. 1986. 61 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-03-7. (Note: out of print)
|Community Food Enterprise - Local Success in a Global Marketplace|
A project of the Wallace Center at Winrock International and the BUsiness Alliance for Local Living Economies
|Ground Water Protection: Potential for Avoiding Contamination by Agricultural Chemicals|
Special journal issue containing eight articles that address the extent and implications of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides in ground water, and the potential role of U.S. farming systems that protect ground water quality by avoiding or largely excluding the use of agricultural chemicals. Derived from the Wallace Institute's 4th annual scientific symposium held in March 1987 in Washington, D.C. G. Youngberg, editor. 1987. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture vol. 2, no. 1. 48 pgs. (Available from: CABI Publishing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)
|Learning from Each Other: New Models for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Information|
Special journal issue containing seven articles addressing federal policies and programs needed to develop a more sustainable agriculture in the U.S. Derived from presentations and discussions at the Wallace Institute's 10th annual scientific symposium held in March 1993 in Washington, DC. (Includes also three additional research articles.) G. Youngberg and R.J. Sauer, editors. 1990. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture vol. 5, no. 4. 48 pgs. (Available from: CABI Publishing, e-mail email@example.com.)
|On-Farm Research Techniques: Report on a Workshop|
Reports on a workshop organized to discuss how research conducted on working farms might contribute towards minimizing farming-related environmental and social problems. Includes summation of the discussions among 19 U.S. agricultural researchers who attended. St. Paul, Minnesota, November 15-16, 1990. M.D. Anderson and W. Lockeretz. 1991. Occasional Paper Series no. 1. 18 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-11-8; no cost.
|Proposed 1985 Farm Bill Changes: Taking the Bias Out of Farm Policy: Symposium Proceedings|
Addresses public policy options required to encourage adoption of resource-conserving, low-input, sustainable farming systems. Based on presentations at the Institute's 2nd annual scientific symposium held in March 1985 in Washington, D.C. W. Lockeretz, editor. 1985. 54 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-12-6; no cost.
|Sustainable Farming Systems|
Special journal issue containing ten articles on various aspects of agricultural sustainability, including production methods, farm profitability, public policy, research, and communication. Derived from presentations at the Wallace Institute's 6th annual scientific symposium held in February 1989 in Washington, D.C. (Includes two additional commentary articles.) G. Youngberg and R. Harwood, editors. 1989. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture vol. 4, nos. 3/4. 96 pgs. (Available from: CABI Publishing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)
|Understanding the True Cost of Food: Considerations for a Sustainable Food System: Symposium Proceedings|
Addresses the true costs of food production in terms of environmental quality, as well as institutional and structural changes in the farm sector and society. Proceedings from the Wallace Institute's 8th annual scientific symposium held in March 1991 in Washington, D.C. G. Youngberg and O. Doering, editors. 1991. 88 pgs. ISBN 1-893182-14-2; no cost.
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