Agriculture and the Natural World
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This is an exploration of agriculture and how it relates to the environment.  Whether you call it agroecology or eco-agriculture or permaculture these all offer alternative approaches to industrial agriculture that are far more sustainable. This page will highlight good, bad and neutral news related to environmental, economical and socially sustainable agriculture.  
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Center for Land-Based Learning Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Center for Land-Based Learning Celebrates 20th Anniversary | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I had the honor and pleasure to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Center for Land-Based Learning, a non-profit organization in Winters started by California State Board o...
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Anything that helps new farmers get started is valuable.  Congratulations to the Center for Land-Based Learning. 

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So What Are Farm Subsidies?

So What Are Farm Subsidies? | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it

In the United States, subsidies tend to be lumped into a single term but there are actually several different kinds of subsidies.

 

http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/article/2013/02/18604/so-what-are-subsidies


Subsidy programs include: direct payments, marketing loans, countercyclical payments, conservation subsidies, crop insurance, disaster aid, export subsidies, and agricultural research and statistics (Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 2009).


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Understanding farm subsities is complicated enough to revisit the topic every once in a while.  This explainer helps so this.

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