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Crop and livestock production are a significant source of water pollution and the leading contributors to impaired water quality in America’s rivers and streams.
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Reports & Other Documents
Anthropogenically enhanced fluxes of water and carbon from the Mississippi River
P. Raymond, et al. Nature; Jan. 24, 2008.
Agriculture, food and water
Food and Agriculture Organization (U.N.), 2003.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Integrated Irrigated Crop-Livestock Systems in Dry Climates
V.G. Allen, et al. Agronomy Journal, March-April 2007.
Impacts of waste from concentrated animal feeding operations on water quality
J. Burkholder, et al. Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2007.
Occurrence of sulfonamide antimicrobials in private water wells in Washington County, Idaho, USA
A.L. Batt, et al. Chemosphere. September 2006.
Food and Agriculture Organization (U.N.)
International Water Management Institute (CGIAR)
Water Quality Information Center (USDA)
Additional Tools & Resources
Coping with water scarcity
Food and Agriculture Organization (U.N.) article, published April 2007.
Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators
Economic Research Service (USDA), 2006.
FAO's global information system on water and agriculture.
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