From the farm to the table: what all Americans need to know about agriculture

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2006.
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In From the Farm to the Table, over forty farm families from America's heartland detail the practices and values that relate to their land, work, and communities. Their stories reveal that those who make their living in agriculture--despite stereotypes of provincialism perpetuated by the media--are savvy to the influence of world politics on local issues. Gary Holthaus demonstrates how outside economic, governmental, legal, and business developments play an increasingly influential, if not controlling, role in every farmer's life. The swift approval of genetically modified crops by the federal government, the formation of huge agricultural conglomerates, and the devastating environmental effects of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides are just a few issues buffeting family farms. From the Farm to the Table explores farmers' experiences to offer a deeper understanding of how we can create sustainable and vibrant land-based communities by adhering to fundamental agrarian values.

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table_of_contents In the beginning. Fundamentals ; Histories -- Farmers talking about farming. Two views, one farm: Vance and Bonnie Haugen ; Farming is a spiritual responsibility: Mike Rupprecht ; Timelines: Ron Scherbring ; The absolute last thing I ever dreamed I'd be doing: Lonny and Sandy Dietz ; I felt it was just the right thing to do: Dennis Rabe -- Farming in America : who cares? They say that eating is a moral issue: Bill McMillin ; Farming connects us all -- It all works together, or it doesn't work at all. Agriculture and community culture ; Farming in developing countries ; The WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA -- Alternative visions, hopeful futures. Healthy food, healthy economics ; Alternatives for agriculture and the whole culture -- An ecology of hope. Ours for a short time: Peggy Thomas ; An ecology of hope.
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