[permaculture] [might be spam] Re: NYT morons at work: Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers - NYTimes.com
dhondt at eircom.net
Mon Aug 11 19:43:31 EDT 2014
There was a time in this country where you could support a family from a
farm, but that is no longer the case because of the cheap food system
which was intentionally setup to concentrate all the profits in the system
in the hands of the processors.
Exactly, in the 1930's a farm laborer could feed his family for a week from
the proceeds of one sheep fleece (just wool). I saw recently sheep being
sold for 25 cents per head.
Prices for farm produce have been deliberately driven to near nothing since
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