The future of small farms

As the world becomes increasingly industrialized, globalized, and warmer, small family farmers in the United States have been left behind, struggling to maintain their businesses. Debt only increases for many who cannot expand their operations or transition to organic produce. Agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gasses, water pollution, and soil erosion as a result of industrial farming which moved away from the more sustainable practices of small farms such as less intensive use of land, crop rotation, and diverse agriculture. Moving towards a more sustainable future must include supporting small farms by buying locally and seasonally. 

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