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Agriculture; United States

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  • Leadership in Agricultureby John Patrick Jordan; Gale A. Buchanan; Neville P. Clarke; Kelly C. Jordan

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; Not Available

    In a world facing chronic and increasing shortages in food crops and natural resources, visionary leadership in agriculture becomes more and more critical for building and maintaining a sustainable future. It is of paramount importance that the dynamic and challenging evolution in agriculture over the last century and a half be met today with imaginative... more...

  • Toxic Injusticeby Susanna Rankin Bohme

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP... more...

  • Plowed Underby Ann Folino White

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans... more...

  • Deeply Rootedby Lisa M. Hamilton

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 24.99

    A century of industrialization has left our food system riddled with problems, yet for solutions we look to nutritionists and government agencies, scientists and chefs. Lisa M. Hamilton asks: Why not look to the people who grow our food? Hamilton makes this vital inquiry through the stories of three unconventional farmers: an African-American dairyman... more...

  • The Social Risks of Agriculture: Americans Speak Out on Food, Farming, and the Environmentby Ronald Wimberley; Craig Harris; Joseph Molnar; Terry Tomazic

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 109.00

    In a vast society where environmentally conscious nonfarming voters and consumers have grown to greatly outnumber those directly engaged in agriculture, what happens in agriculture becomes increasingly subject to control by the general society, as policies and laws cater to constituents and consumers. This book provides an overview of how Americans... more...

  • Why David Sometimes Winsby Marshall Ganz

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Why David Sometimes Wins tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, Ganz illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise good strategy and turn short-term advantages into... more...

  • Dust Bowlby Donald Worster

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    Now, twenty-five years after Dust Bowl helped to define the new field of environmental history, Worster shares his more recent thoughts on the subject of the land and how humans interact with it. In a new afterword, he links the Dust Bowl to current political, economic and ecological issues--including the American livestock industry's exploitation... more...