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- Identify the main issues of energy use in American agriculture, for sale and explain the correlation between energy inputs and agricultural prices (farmer costs and food prices).
- Distinguish between direct and indirect energy use in agriculture and give examples of each.
- Cite four benefits of energy conservation and renewable energy for agriculture (securing profits, improving processes, increasing productivity, and protecting natural resources vital for agriculture).
- Discuss major environmental consequences of fossil fuel use and distinguish particular effects that pollution has on agricultural resources.
- Identify the main sources of energy production today and critique their limits/reserves.
- List five renewable energy sources (biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal and hydro) and give examples of agricultural applications for each.
- American agriculture
- Food Prices and farmer cost
- Benefits of energy conservation and renewable energy
- Process improvement
- Fossil fuel and environmental consequences
- Energy production limitations and reserves
- Viability Assessment
- Agricultural applications of renewable energy
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