From the Farm to the Table : What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture.
By: Holthaus, Gary.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Culture of the land: Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014Description: 1 online resource (392 p.).ISBN: 9780813146652 (electronic bk.); 0813146658 (electronic bk.); 9780813146669 (electronic bk.); 0813146666 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Agriculture -- United States | Farmers -- United States -- Anecdotes | Sustainable agricultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: From the Farm to the Table : What All Americans Need to Know about AgricultureDDC classification: 630.973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I. IN THE BEGINNING; Chapter 1. Fundamentals; Chapter 2. Histories; PART II. FARMERS TALKING ABOUT FARMING; Chapter 3. Two Views, One Farm: Vance and Bonnie Haugen; Chapter 4. Farming Is a Spiritual Responsibility: Mike Rupprecht; Chapter 5. Timelines: Ron Scherbring; Chapter 6. The Absolute Last Thing I Ever Dreamed I'd Be Doing: Lonny and Sandy Dietz; Chapter 7. I Felt It Was Just the Right Thing to Do: Dennis Rabe; PART III. FARMING IN AMERICA: WHO CARES?; Chapter 8. They Say Eating Is a Moral Issue: Bill McMillin
Chapter 9. Farming Connects Us AllPhoto gallery; PART IV. IT ALL WORKS TOGETHER, OR IT DOESN'T WORK AT ALL; Chapter 10. Agriculture and Community Culture; Chapter 11. Farming in Developing Countries; Chapter 12. The WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA; PART V. ALTERNATIVE VISIONS, HOPEFUL FUTURES; Chapter 13. Healthy Food, Healthy Economics; Chapter 14. Alternatives for Agriculture and the Whole Culture; PART VI. AN ECOLOGY OF HOPE; Chapter 15. Ours for a Short Time: Peggy Thomas; Chapter 16. An Ecology of Hope; Notes; Sources and Resources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P
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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 fede.