Dale Hodgins wrote:
Huge amounts of low production land are occupied by wheat. That represents millions of tractor miles, and the fuel that goes with it. Alberta and some other provinces have exempted their farms from carbon and other taxes on fuel, in order to allow this foolishness to continue. Whenever I've traveled through Canada's prairies, I'm astounded but how much this single crop has altered the landscape. I'd like to see every subsidy removed. If they can't continue growing wheat, screw it. Raise bison.
I've seen it presented as though famine is being averted. So, we are adding about 6% of this single crop, to world markets. Doesn't sound like something that could save the world from starving.
I just don't want people to feel like things are hopeless. I really do see some positive changes on the horizon.
The Little Guy Won
Travis Johnson wrote:I won a major federal lawsuit against the USDA this past winter; the first in Maine regarding the issue I had.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
.....The good news is that as more and more people seek better taste and better nutrition, the farmers will scramble to locate and produce what the people want and demand.
What that means for all of us is; Not only is there hope, the needed changes are coming already and they will continue to happen.
My wife recalls reading about her peasant ancestors in Germany who were growing their own.....until the landlord decided he wanted to run his large herd of goats across their fields, no questions asked.