Empty Pastures: Confined Animals and the Transformation of the Rural Landscape

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Empty Pastures describes the loss of rural landscapes due to modern animal production practices, and challenges society to reduce agricultural pollution while helping sustain farmers and rural communities. Over the past century American agriculture has shifted dramatically with small, commercial farms finding it increasingly difficult to compete with large-scale (mostly indoor) animal feeding operations (AFOs). In this book, Terence J. Centner investigates the environmental, social, economic, and political impact of the ...

Empty Pastures: Confined Animals and the Transformation of the Rural Landscape 2004, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252028953

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