sustainable agriculture

sustainable agriculture
There is no commonly agreed upon definition of sustainable agriculture. The concept has been, and continues to be, surrounded by controversy. At Washington State University the term is used to describe agricultural management practices that are profitable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable. Broadly speaking, the movement to promote this type of agriculture arose from the negative effects of changes in agriculture that were brought about by vast and rapid technological changes introduced with the application of mechanization and chemicals to farming and ranching.
The practice of agriculture that over the long term conserves or enhances environmental quality and the resource base on which agriculture and society depends.

Combined glossary of agriculture. - MidCountry Media publishes Farm World newspaper.

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