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Technology, Public Policy, and the Changing Structure of American Agriculture: A Special Report for the 1985 Farm Bill

Description: Results of a study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "relationships between emerging agricultural technologies, public policy, and structural change in the farm sector" (p. iii).
Date: March 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beneath the Bottom Line: Agricultural Approaches To Reduce Agrichemical Contamination of Groundwater

Description: The report discusses contamination of the hydrogeological system (a primer), technologies to improve nutrient and pest management, farmer decision-making and technical assistance to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater, and public influences on agrichemical contamination of groundwater.
Date: November 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A New Technological Era for American Agriculture

Description: The report concludes that these technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to many agricultural problems. The challenge, however, will be whether government, industry, and the public can strike the proper balance of direction, oversight, and use to allow these technologies to flourish. Congress will be faced with many issues and choices as American agriculture moves into this new era.
Date: August 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Part C

Description: This report considers the relationships that exist among farmers' credit use, credit policies, and various structural issues in agriculture. Different sections in this report highlight the importance of these relationships, consider the role of technology, review some of the prevailing views on credit policy and structural issues, and consider the implications for additional information.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater, part B management

Description: This report discusses the assessment of agrichemicals in ground water in the United States in the late 1970's. A series of recommendations are offered in this report to help solve the problems.
Date: December 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Description: This report discusses the agricultural practices that are contributing to the contamination of groundwater, how to develop alternative practices, it outlines major components of the water quality issues, and describes the integrating and coordinating activities of the respective federal agencies.
Date: December 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Background papers

Description: This report discusses the genetically engineering procedures, including: definitions and scopes, production of pharmaceuticals, control of infectious diseases, major breakthroughs needed, detection and treatment of genetic abnormalities, control of caner and leukemia, and institutional arrangements.
Date: May 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Background papers

Description: This report discusses various land management technologies that are under development in response to needs to reduce soil erosion, reduce leaching of plant nutrients and chemicals, and reduce fuel costs, while maintaining or increasing crops. The paper discuses the following lines of research: conservation tillage, controlled traffic farming, costumed prescribed tillage, multi-cropping, and organic farming.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Part E

Description: This report discusses the challenges in the agricultural research with that come with the recent development in genetics and molecular biology. The report discusses the breakthroughs in agricultural research in creating new knowledge in both animal and plant worlds.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Part D

Description: This report examines two problems facing small communities surrounded by large-scale agriculture: 1) the emerging opposition of the social and economic interests dividing agribusiness and the rural community, and 2) the lack of articulation of social programs to rural areas.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Description: This report descriptively reviews findings from recent sample surveys of farmer attitudes about agricultural chemicals and groundwater quality; their practices and motivations related to chemical management; and their responses to public policy alternatives addressing this issue.
Date: March 1989
Creator: Paddgit, Steven & Wintsch, Susan J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department