Industrial-Sustainable Farms Dichotomy Report

UNDERSTANDING THE DICHOTOMY BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Types and Characteristics of Maine Farms
Stewart Smith, Pamela Bell, and Andrew Files; October 2004

Summary:

Value-Added-ChartThis report discusses definitions, concepts and models of sustainable agriculture, and demonstrates the character and extent of sustainable agriculture in Maine (at the time). It also provides valuable insights from farmer interviews meant to help those considering sustainable practices. This report also presents information from a survey comparing industrial and sustainable agriculture farms in Maine.

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