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Agriculture More Sustainable
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:42 PM CST

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Though activists opposed to conventional agriculture continue to score victories in cultural wars on a number of fronts, conventional agriculture is more sustainable than critics are willing to admit, a sociologist told an audience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Thursday.

Ag critics are pushing for more organic farming and smaller farms, although data show large-scale agriculture continues to make gains in a number of areas, said Robert Paarlberg, a political science professor at Wellesley College, adjunct professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and associate in the Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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