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Agriculture and industrial energy


Author:
Miller, D.L. and U.S. Agricultural Research Service Western Region
Source:
USDA
Year:
1974
Subject:
corn, wheat, bioenergy, and crop production
Abstract:
Agricultural products are a major renewable source of energy. Agriculture has normally been included in the energy-producing sector of the U.S. economy. However, overall, the production, processing and distribution of agricultural crops consumes more energy than it provides. Power, from machines, with major inputs from fossil fuels, has resulted in greatly increased production. Agriculture based primarily on human-animal power cannot provide the food and fiber for the United States. Maximum utilization of total materials, including byproducts and residues, is a future necessity to reduce the energy imbalance.
Language:
English
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/30812