Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans: Meeting Environmental and Production Objectives
American consumers expect a great deal of the food and agriculture system. And there is no doubt that it deliversmore nutritious food with wider variety; improved safety with fewer adverse environmental impacts; and greater convenience than at any time in our Nations history. The largely commodity focused agriculture of the 20th century has evolved into the consumeroriented agriculture of today. Part of this new consumer-oriented focus means addressing environmental quality, from maintaining water quality in rivers, streams, and lakes to improving air quality and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.