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Agriculture and the Natural World
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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34th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Pacific Grove, CA - January 22-25, 2014 + Don't miss it.

34th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Pacific Grove, CA - January 22-25, 2014 + Don't miss it. | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
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One of my favorite conferences with a great all-day ecofarm bustour that is especially well worth it.  If you love farming and growing things you will find all kinds of people at this event you have something in common with.

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American Farmers and Ranchers Reach 50M-Acre Mark in Voluntary USDA Conservation Program | USDA Newsroom

American Farmers and Ranchers Reach 50M-Acre Mark in Voluntary USDA Conservation Program | USDA Newsroom | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 – In just four years, America’s top conservationists have enrolled 50 million acres in USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), a program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners take conservation to the...
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Conservation Stewardship Program doing well.  Helping farmers and ranchers remain good stewards of their land makes a great deal of sense. I hope this program continues.

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