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Presentations to the Committee on 21st Century Systems Agriculture

DECEMBER 10, 2007


Julia Kornegay, North Carolina State University

The Socioeconomic Context for Farm Systems and Sustainability


Curt Reynolds, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service

Trends and Forces in Global Agriculture Production


Jim MacDonald, USDA Economic Research Service

Trends in the Structure of Agricultural Markets


Mitch Morehart, USDA Economic Research Service

Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms


Richard Harwood, Michigan State University, Emeritus

Where Have We Come Since 1989?


Robbin Shoemaker, USDA Economic Research Service

Changing Trends in Agricultural Labor and Energy, and Agriculture’s Relation to the Environment


Jeffrey Steiner, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Agricultural Systems Research: How Will We Know When Alternative Has Become Conventional?



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C Presentations to the Committee on 21st Century Systems Agriculture DECEMBER 0, 00 Julia Kornegay, North Carolina State University The Socioeconomic Context for Farm Systems and Sustainability Curt Reynolds, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service Trends and Forces in Global Agriculture Production Jim MacDonald, USDA Economic Research Service Trends in the Structure of Agricultural Markets Mitch Morehart, USDA Economic Research Service Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms Richard Harwood, Michigan State University, Emeritus Where Have We Come Since 1989? Robbin Shoemaker, USDA Economic Research Service Changing Trends in Agricultural Labor and Energy, and Agriculture’s Relation to the Environment Jeffrey Steiner, USDA Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Systems Research: How Will We Know When Alternative Has Become Conventional? 

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 APPENDIX C MARCH , 00 Otto Doering, Purdue University Impact of Energy Crop Production on U.S. Agricultural Economics Impact of the Farm Bill and the Energy Bill on Agriculture to Date Thomas Dobbs, Food and Society Policy Fellows Program Economics and Policy Conditions to Foster Sustainable Farm Systems Gerald Bange, The World Agricultural Outlook Board Update on the USDA Agricultural Outlook Seth Meyer, University of Missouri, Columbia Impacts of Overseas Demand (over the next 15–20 years) on U.S. Agriculture MAY , 00 Roger Claassen, USDA Economic Research Service Impact of Conservation Programs on U.S. Agriculture Douglas Lawrence, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Impact of Agroenvironmental Policies on the Environmental Sustainability of U.S. Agriculture Sally Shaver, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA Regulations That Could Impact Agricultural Producers Connie Musgrove, University of Maryland State Policies and Programs for Improving the Environmental Performance of Agriculture Cathy Kling, Iowa State University Cost and Benefit of Developing Policies to Improve Water Quality Jerry Skees, University of Kentucky Impact of Crop Insurance on Farmers’ Decisions to Adopt Agronomic Practices AUGUST –, 00 Joan Nassauer, University of Michigan Landscape Perspectives on Agricultural Intensification and Biodiversity Laurie Drinkwater, Cornell University Research and Understanding of Complex Farming Systems Ariena van Bruggen, Wageningen University Ecological Principles Underlying the Functioning of Farming Systems Kathy Soder, USDA Agricultural Research Service Opportunities and Challenges in Management-Intensive Grazing Systems

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 APPENDIX C Alan Franzluebbers, USDA Agricultural Research Service The Science Behind Integrated Crop/Livestock Systems Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Washington State University Role of Composting on Soil Health and Other Aspects Ariena van Bruggen, Wageningen University Interdependence Between Soil Health, and Plant and Animal Health Tony Grift, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Automation in Complex Farming Systems Clay Mitchell, The Mitchell Farm Precision Agriculture Steve Evett, USDA Agricultural Research Service Use of Water, Water Processing, Water Reclamation Steve Naranjo, USDA Agricultural Research Service Biocontrol and Transgenic Crops Pamela Ronald, University of California, Davis Marker-Assisted Breeding and Genetic Engineering to Enhance Crop Stress Tolerance Eric Sachs, Monsanto Germplasm Improvement and Disease and Pest Management Mark Allan, USDA Agricultural Research Service Animal Genetic Improvement Joy Mench, University of California, Davis Scientific Basis for Improving Animal Welfare JANUARY , 00 Hans Herren, Millennium Institute International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology Development Report William Settle, Food and Agriculture Organization Role of Integrated Pest Management in Improving Agricultural Sustainability in Developing Countries Gary Toenniessen, Rockefeller Foundation Role of Biotechnoloy in Improving Agricultural Sustainability in Developing Countries Joyce Turk, U.S. Agency for International Development Yesterday’s Future: Sustaining Livestock Production Systems in Developing Countries

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 APPENDIX C Amir Kassam, University of Reading Conservation Agriculture as a Foundation for Sustainable Production Intensification Jules Pretty, University of Essex Recent Evidence on Improving the Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability of Agriculture in Developing Countries Ruth Meinzen-Dick, The International Food Policy Research Institute Rural Development and Institutions Keith Moore, Virginia Polytechnic and State University Networking Technology Joan Fulton, Purdue University Marketing and Trade Factors That Could Affect Adoption of Sustainable Practices William Settle, Food and Agriculture Organization Community-based, Discovery Learning: Farmer Field Schools as a Pragmatic Approach to Agricultural Extension