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Selected historic agricultural data important to environmental quality in the United States

Data Series 689

National Water Quality Assessment Program
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Abstract

This report and the accompanying tables summarize some of the important changes in American agriculture in the form of a timeline and a compilation of selected annual time-series data that can be broadly related to environmental quality. Although these changes have been beneficial for increasing agricultural production, some of them have resulted in environmental concerns. The agriculture timeline is divided into four categories (1) crop and animal changes, (2) mechanical changes, (3) biological and chemical changes, and (4) regulatory and societal changes. The timeline attempts to compile events that have had a lasting impact on agriculture in the United States. The events and data presented in this report may help to improve the connections between agricultural activist and environmental concerns.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected historic agricultural data important to environmental quality in the United States
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
689
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Indiana Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 2 p.; XLS: Tables 1 to 4; PDF: Tables 1 to 4
Number of Pages:
10
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y