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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Communities, Animal Agriculture and Air Pollution: Policy Issues and Options for the Future

The many products of animal agriculture are important to American consumers of that there can be no question. Effective demand for meat and other animal products increases with income and is often used as an indicator of economic improvement for a population. Livestock production is a visible aspect of farming, and people appreciate farming for the various ways it contributes to the social and economic environment of a place. A recent Ohio survey revealed that 92% of all Ohioans agree that ;farming contributes to the quality of life in Ohio, with only 1% disagreeing (Sharp, 2003).

By Lawrence Libby

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Sunday, October 24, 2004