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Posts tagged: National Research Council

USDA Co-Sponsors Forum on Accelerating Progress Toward Sustainability

Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, addresses the symposium on sustainability.

Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, addresses the symposium on sustainability.

USDA science agencies recently joined the National Research Council, Farm Foundation, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and Organic Farming Research Foundation in a symposium to discuss implementing the recommendations of the National Research Council report, “Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century.” Read more »

Scientists Agree: Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century

Support local farmers, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect natural resources…these goals of our Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative find a lot of support in the results of a major new scientific study by the National Research Council, Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century.  A group of fifteen experts spent three years reviewing many hundreds of scientific papers and detailed case studies of sixteen farms to understand how U.S. agriculture can “produce more crops, pollute less, fulfill consumer preferences, pay fair wages, and make a living – all with increasingly scarce natural resources such as land and water.” Read more »