The central thesis of this article is that present concern about the environment should involve institutional-legal aspects (the socio-eco-political side) as well as biological and physical features (the bio-physical side) of our environmental coin. A corollary thesis is that maladjusted socio-eco-political relations are among the chief causes of the present and prospective deterioration of our environment's bio-physical attributes. The focus of this short article is on a particular and familiar sector—the agricultural complex. Major emphasis is placed on the farm aspect with frequent reference to agribusiness.

I. Introduction

II. Fee Simple Absolute Ownership

III. The Sole Proprietorship

IV. Farm Settlement Patterns

V. Concept of Waste

VI. Entrepreneurial Shifts

VII. Summary and Conclusion