the following item came across agnet recently . . .
STUDIES SHOW SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MEASURES UP TO CONVENTIONAL YIELDS
11 Jul 1996
A series of stories about organic agriculture. A study just released by North
Dakota State University found the overall incomes of sustainable farmers lag
behind those of conventional farmers. But when their incomes were compared on
a per-acre basis, the gap between the two groups closed. The second largest
income source for sustainable farmers was livestock sales, while government
program payments were the second largest income source for conventional
farmers. The study found that sustainable farmers grew more crops, and often
included alternative crops such as alfalfa, buckwheat, hay, millet, oats or
rye. They nearly always raised livestock as well. Conventional farmers grew
more soybeans and wheat.
AGnet July 12/96
Douglas A Powell <email@example.com>
Saturday 13 July 1996 3:49 AM
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i'm wondering if anyone can provide me with information on how to obtain a
copy of the 'study just released by North Dakota State University'
craig k harris
dept of sociology michigan state university east lansing michigan
tel: 517-355-5048 fax: 517-432-2856