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    Reconstructing the good farmer identity: shifts in farmer identities and farm management practices to improve water quality. [REVIEW]Jean McGuire, Lois Wright Morton & Alicia D. Cast - 2013 - Agriculture and Human Values 30 (1):57-69.
    All farmers have their own version of what it means to be a good farmer. For many US farmers a large portion of their identity is defined by the high input, high output production systems they manage to produce food, fiber or fuel. However, the unintended consequences of highly productivist systems are often increased soil erosion and the pollution of ground and surface water. A large number of farmers have conservationist identities within their good farmer identity, however their conservation goals (...)
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    Accessing food resources: Rural and urban patterns of giving and getting food. [REVIEW]Lois Wright Morton, Ella Annette Bitto, Mary Jane Oakland & Mary Sand - 2008 - Agriculture and Human Values 25 (1):107-119.
    Reciprocity and redistribution economies are often used by low-income households to increase access to food, adequate diets, and food security. A United States study of two high poverty rural counties and two low-income urban neighborhoods reveal poor urban households are more likely to access food through the redistribution economy than poor rural households. Reciprocal nonmarket food exchanges occur more frequently in low-income rural households studied compared to low-income urban ones. The rural low-income purposeful sample was significantly more likely to give (...)
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    Getting to better water quality outcomes: the promise and challenge of the citizen effect. [REVIEW]Lois Wright Morton & Chih Yuan Weng - 2009 - Agriculture and Human Values 26 (1-2):83-94.
    Agriculture is a major cause of non-point source water pollution in the Midwest. Excessive nitrate, phosphorous, and sediment levels degrade the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. In this research we ask, to what extent can citizen involvement help solve the problem of non-point source pollution. Does connecting farmers to farmers and to other community members make a difference in moving beyond the status quo? To answer these questions we examine the satisfaction level of Iowa farmers and landowners with their (...)
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    Climatologists’ patterns of conveying climate science to the agricultural community.Adam K. Wilke & Lois Wright Morton - 2015 - Agriculture and Human Values 32 (1):99-110.
    Climatologists have a unique role in providing various stakeholders and public data users with weather and climate information. In the north central region of the United States, farmers, the agricultural sector, and policy makers are important audiences for climate science. As local and global climate conditions continue to shift and affect agricultural productivity, it is useful to understand how climatologists view their role as scientists, and how this influences their communication of climate science to agricultural stakeholders. In this study, data (...)
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