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Bringing Changes to Agriculture Through Applied Performance-Based Analysis

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Increasing concern regarding agriculture's role in reducing non-point issues centered on sediment delivery, nutrient loading, pesticide delivery, fecal bacteria, and emissions related to global climate change require re-thinking how a total systems evaluation of conservation performance can provide the foundation for decisions that further the restoration of impaired waters.

But a few, of many, ideas will be presented in an effort to deepen understanding of innovations in agriculture as well as some roadblocks to wide adoption of new ideas.

Keywords: STOCARB; farm subsidy; no-till; shoreland ordinance; soil quality; strip-tillage

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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