Re: Alternative Dairying

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Tom Allen wrote:

> Greetings All,
>               could someone send me information about obtaining copies of a rec
> ent USDA publication on alternative methods for dairy farms?  The information w
> as posted on this list some time ago, and I did get a copy, but someone made of
> f with it.  Thanks.
>                              Tom Allen
              The Sustainable Agriculture Network
                   Announces a New Brochure:
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         Grazing     Marketing      Nutrient Management
               Research and Innovations from the 
USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program 
    and Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE), 
                 a joint USDA/U.S. EPA program.

This free brochure on sustainable dairy production draws information from
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The information in this brochure will be of use to producers, consultants,
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The free brochure, Profitable DAIRY OPTIONS, is available in single copies
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