Agriculture

March 15, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A severe drought in Australia has cut into the country's wheat production -- and pushed prices up all over the world.</p>
BBC
March 11, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Farmland in Central California's San Joaquin County is replaced with development more than any other county in the state -- a wasteful pattern that could create the "next L.A.", according to a new report.</p>
The Stockton Record
March 5, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Government subsidy programs designed to support the production of the four major food crops are limiting - even penalizing - small farmers' ability to meet regional demand for local fruits and vegetables.</p>
The New York Times
February 27, 2008, 11am PST
<p>To ward off crop extinctions in the event of some future catastrophe, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault opens today to receive thousands of seed samples from around the world.</p>
The Globe and Mail
Blog post
April 24, 2007, 1pm PDT

I've been spending a lot of time over the past couple of years examining the planning literature on sustainable development. Sustainable development, as a concept, remains vague. For those interested, take a look at my recent article in the journal Property Management.

Samuel Staley
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