Tensive farming practices by factory like farms that ruined the land and the lack of any sort of willpower for the government to do anything beyond asking them politely to stop while giving them moneyWell researched well written infuriatin. Y a remnant of an older agrarian past has been taken to the xtreme and is partly responsible for rosion problems that are among the worst in the nationIn the hope of charting a better sustainable future Duffin argues for a candid look at the land its people their decisions and the repercussions of those decisions As he notes the debate is not over whether to use the land but over what that use will look like and its social and cological result.
A must read for those that have seen the Palouse and wondered about how the agriculture dominated landscape came about and how what was once a tremendously productive grassland dominated PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition ecosystem now has some of the highestrosion rates. In Plowed Under Andrew P Duffin traces the transformation of the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho from land thought unusable and unproductive to a wealth generating agricultural paradise weighing the conseuences of what this progress has wrought During the twentieth century the Palouse became synonymous with wheat and the landscape was irrevocably altered At the dawn of the twenty first century native vegetation is almost nonexistent stream.
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