Missouri Alternatives Center Library

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Title: At nature's pace : farming and the American dream
Author: Gene Logsdon
Published: New York, NY : Pantheon Books , 1994 1st paperback ed.

Summary: Essays on the decline of rural society and the need for agricultural reform. The author explains the biological and economic crises that threaten farmers, their land and the urban communities that depend on them, and discovers growing agricultural awareness and evidence of positive change in exploring Amish communities, and others working with alternative agricultural methods.

ISBN: 0679758445
Call Number: 80 LOG
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Amish farms , Farm life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: The corporate reapers : the book of agribusiness
Author: A.V. Krebs
Published: Washington, D.C. : Essential Books , c1992

Summary: This work seeks to explain the economic, social, political and environmental consequences of corporate agribusiness efforts and how a historically evolving economic and government farm and food policy has furthered such efforts.

ISBN: 0962125938
Call Number: 80 KRE
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Government policy and programs

Title: Epitaph for a peach : four seasons on my family farm
Author: David Mas Masumoto
Published: New York, N.Y. : HarperSanFrancisco , c1995

Summary: A California peach farmer, attempting to farm in a more natural way relates his experiences through the seasons along with observations about contemporary agriculture.

ISBN: 0062510258
Call Number: 64.4 MAS
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Farm life , Peaches

Title: Family farming : a new economic vision
Author: Marty Strange
Published: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press ; San Francisco : Institute for Food and Development Policy , c1988

Summary: This book exposes the bias in American farm policies that encourage expansion, challenges the assumption bigger is better, critiques the technological base of modern agriculture, calls for farming practices that are ethical, economical, and ecologically sound, and recommends alternative policies to save the family farm.

ISBN: 0803291949
Call Number: 80 STR
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Family farms , Government policy and programs , Small farms

Title: Farms of tomorrow revisited : community supported farms, farm-supported communities
Author: Trauger Groh
Second Author: Steven McFadden
Published: Kimberton, PA : Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association , c1997 1st ed.

Summary: A sequel to an earlier work about community supported farms, this work discusses and advocates for the CSA movement. Chapters in the first two parts provide background for the CSA movement, explain why it is needed, how it is developing, and what kinds of issues face CSA farms. The third part profiles several farms, and the appendices provide practical information on starting a CSA farm.

ISBN: 0938250132
Call Number: 85.1 GRO
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Community supported agriculture (CSA)

Title: From land to mouth : understanding the food system
Author: Brewster Kneen
Published: Toronto, ONT : NC Press Limited , c1989

Summary: This book critiques the global food system, shows how it results in inequality, starvation, and ecological disaster, offers alternatives, and enables readers to create localized, sustainable food systems built on justice and community.

ISBN: 1550210505
Call Number: 80.4 KNE
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Food systems

Title: Future harvest : pesticide-free farming
Author: Jim Bender
Published: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press , c1994
Series: Our Sustainable Future Volume 5

Summary: Chapters cover goals and obstacles to change, conversion to pesticide-free farming, weed management, livestock, comparing organic and conventional systems, responses to arguments against alternative agriculture, and a profile of the Bender farm.

ISBN: 080321233X
Call Number: 50.9 BEN
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Livestock , Organic farming , Reduced chemical inputs , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management

Title: The gift of the good land : further essays cultural and agricultural
Author: Wendell Berry
Published: San Francisco, CA : North Point Press , c1981

Summary: In this collection of twenty-four essays the author deepens his advocacy of an ecologically and culturally responsible agriculture with examples of traditional farming practices, many of which demonstrate the essential interdependence between agriculture and human culture as a whole.

ISBN: 0865470529
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Amish farms , Human ecology , Quality of life

Title: New roots for agriculture
Author: Wes Jackson
Published: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press , 1985, c1980 New ed.

Summary: This book criticizes the assumptions and effects of industrial agriculture, especially soil erosion caused by tillage. The author' solution lies in developing a food-producing polyculture of herbaceous perennial crops that rebuilds and nourishes the soil without plowing, fossil-fuel based fertilizers or pesticides.

ISBN: 0803275625
Call Number: 55 JAC
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Alternative field crops , Companion planting , Perennials , Permaculture

Title: Seeds of change : the living treasure : the passionate story of the growing movement to restore biodiversity and revolutionize the way we think about food
Author: Kenny Ausubel
Published: New York, N.Y. : HarperSanFrancisico , c1994 1st Paperback ed.

Summary: The story of the movement to preserve the biodiversity of crops and reintroduce them into our diet. The book features Seeds of Change farm, which produces hundreds of varieties of organically grown heritage vegetables. Includes recipes.

ISBN: 0062500082
Call Number: 60.11 AUS
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Biodiversity , Cooking, recipes , Food systems , Heirloom varieties , Nutrition , Organic farming , Seeds , Specialty crops

Title: Three farms : making milk, meat, and money from the American soil
Author: Mark Kramer
Published: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , c1987

Summary: An updated version of an earlier work, the author, in setting to understand why there are so many abandoned farms and ruined farmers and what forces are shaping agriculture, describes three farms at work: a small independent dairy farm, a subsidized hog farm, and a huge corporate farm.

ISBN: 0674889363
Call Number: 80 KRA
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Dairy production , Family farms , Farm life , Farmers , Incorporated farms

Title: The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture
Author: Wendell Berry
Second Author:
Published: San Francisco, CA : Sierra Club Books , 1996 3rd ed.

Summary: The author argues against industrial agriculture for cultural as well as economic and ecological reasons, as we suffer estrangement from the land, loss of community and the disintegration of rural life.

ISBN: 0871568772
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Environmental degradation , Quality of life , Rural sociology , Social change

Title: You can farm : the entrepreneur's guide to start and succeed in a farm enterprise
Author: Joe Salatin
Second Author:
Published: Swoope, VA : Polyface Inc. , c1998 1st ed.

Summary: This book is especially intended for those who are thinking about starting a full-time farming enterprise. Major sections include developing a vision and advocacy for alternative agriculture, assessing ideas for farm enterprises, first steps such as acquiring land and necessities for production, developing a farming model, and marketing.

ISBN: 0963810928
Call Number: 82.1 SAL
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Alternative enterprises , Beginning farming , Entrepreneurship


Title: Organic matters :
Author: Henry Brockman
Second Author:
Published: Congerville, IL : Terra Books , c2001 1st ed.

Summary: A pamphlet that critiques conventional agriculture and advocates for organic farming.

Call Number: 80 BRO
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Organic farming

Title: Reorganizing U.S. agriculture : the rise of industrial agriculture and direct marketing
Author: Rick Welsh
Published: Greenbelt, MD : Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture , 1997
Series: Policy studies report no. 7

Summary: The structure of U.S. agriculture is characterized by two separate food streams, a vertically integrated system of production, processing and marketing, and a system of direct marketing with close links between producers and consumers. Legislative efforts to regulate contract production or ban corporate farming, and the development of direct marketing are attempts to spread out the returns of farming and maintain sufficient diversity in the production, processing and marketing of farm products.

Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Marketing direct to consumers


Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : the empty harvest continues
Author: Mark Anderson
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Summary: This presentation explores the theory and history of alternative agricultural ideas and how alternative practices in use today were anticipated in the past.

Publishers Number: 2011A, 2011B
Call Number: 50.9 AND
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : sustainable agriculture vs. industrial agriculture
Author: John Ikerd
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A , 1996

Publishers Number: 2004
Call Number: 80 IKE
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Sustainable agriculture

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