How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

 


 

How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

 

12 responses to “How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

  1. This makes me sad and disheartened. We still own, with my brother, our family farm and one other, with excellent tenants and a farm manager, and there are still lots of small farmers in that part of Nebraska. But there are COFAs also. It’s a sad and difficult situation.

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  2. Here in south Florida, we had many family farms and a close-knit community. Now, it’s senior self-contained communities and nobody knows anyone any more.

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  3. “Fatal Harvest”

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  4. And to think we are paying for our own demise. What’s wrong with this picture?

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  5. Dennis Samuelson

    John,

    In case you’ve not seen this article.

    Warm regards from a loooong time follower of your posts. Dennis Samuelson

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  6. Amen……….

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  7. Who knew “Amen” could sprout legs …… this “Amen” was actually supposed to follow John’s pithy summation of why rural areas are hollowed out by corporate factory farms. I would never give an “Amen” to this NYT article. Pains me to say it, but its shallowness made my skin crawl.

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  8. Oh yes—a high school biology specimen, you said. Spot on! I wondered how writers of usually decent prose had no shame as they crammed poetry into their left brained columns, entirely missing the point. The best poets of Elko don’t give a salacioius look at a much romanticized demographic; they instill a whole new way of perceiving the world for which I am daily grateful.

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