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Sustainable Agriculture


Sustainable agriculture is a system that utilizes an understanding of natural processes along with the latest scientific advances to create integrated, resource-conserving farming systems. It integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. These systems will reduce environmental degradation, are economically viable, maintain a stable rural community, and provide a productive agriculture in both the short and the long term.

Example of Sustainable Agriculture:

sustainable agriculture is best reflected in the practice of organic farming. This type of farm may yield higher quality crops which can sell at a higher price without creating many damages to the environment.
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