Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012
- Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012
- Craig Osteen; Jessica Gottlieb; Utpal Vasavada; Marcel Aillery; Eldon Ball; Jayson Beckman; Allison Borchers; Roger Claassen; Kelly Day Rubenstein; Robert Ebel; Jorge Fern; ez-Cornejo; Catherine Greene; Paul Heisey; Daniel Hellerstein; Robert A. Hoppe; Wen-yuan Huang; Todd Kuethe; Michael Livingston; Cynthia Nickerson; Marc Ribaudo; Glenn Schaible; Sun Ling Wang
- USDA's Economic Research Service
research and development
- Washington, DC, USA
- 55 pp
- Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012, describes trends in economic, structural, resource, and environmental indicators in the agriculture sector, focusing on changes since the release of Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2006. These indicators are useful to assess important changes in U.S. agriculture-the industry's development; its environmental effects; and the implications for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This report tracks key resources, including natural, produced, and management resources, that are used in and affected by agricultural production, as well as structural changes in farm production and the economic conditions and policies that influence agricultural resource use and its environmental impacts. Each chapter provides a concise overview of a specific topic with links to sources of additional information.