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Why small family farms may not be the future

The Counter

In this article for The Counter, author Sarah Mock describes her research with farmers across the United States. In writing her book, she originally set out to prove that agriculture should be organised around small family farms, but found that few farms of this type were financially stable. Instead, she delves into why small family farms are romanticised in the United States, discussing the history of land enclosure and subsidies.

Read the full story, I tried to prove that small family farms are the future. I couldn’t do it, here. See also the TABLE project Scaling the system: Should the future of food be global or local?

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