It’s become nearly impossible to earn a living as a small farmer. Farmers that do make it have big farms, rely on government support or switch to a not-for-profit model. This article points to other farmer empowerment movements throughout history and wonders when it will happen again. My prediction: it won’t ever happen here again. Farmers, primarily conservative and anti-government, in philosophy if not in conduct, would have to unite with progressives who can and want to actually help them. That union would require a giant leap over faith in free markets and God to provide. Not. Gonna. Happen. Read more.
Story by NYTimes.com.