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Question by midnightpixie_2008: What are the Pros of Sustainable Agriculture?
What are the Pros and Cons of Sustainable Agriculture? having a debate with my husband and need some answers.
What do you think? Answer below!
What is you definition of sustainable?
Sustainable could mean that 100 years from now the methods you are using keep the soil healthy and in place whereas unsustainable methods cause erosion and infertility. Sustainable doesn’t mean organic. It just means concern for long term effects on the land.
Sustainable agriculture seeks to provide more profitable farm income, promote environmental stewardship, and enhance quality of life for farm families and communities. NIFA promotes sustainable agriculture through national program leadership and funding for research and extension. It offers competitive grants programs and a professional development program, and it collaborates with other federal agencies through the USDA Sustainable Development Council.
the long shot
April 30, 2011 at 8:38 am
The typical NON-Agriculture person’s idea of “sustainable agriculture” ??
Mean’s there is less food available for everyone and the prices go up. Farmer will make more money from producing much less.
The down side,, Non-Agricultural people (consumers) pay MORE for food because there is less supply.
It is basic business of supply/demand. Farmers can grow less,,, think People can eat a lot less and pay more for it ??
If you are looking for the Agricultural producer’s answer, read the long shot’s answer. It is not totally accurate (cut and paste rarely is..) but close.
You want a good answer to sustainable ag. go find Farmers and talk to us. We have been practicing sustainable agriculture for quite some time. Your Grocery stores are full of food aren’t they??? That food did not originate from the Grocery store storage room some Farmer grew it.
April 30, 2011 at 9:21 am
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