During the same time, residential farming
operations also faced sharper declines in their net worth, due to declining off-farm investments.
But NAMIC thinks farming
changes have little impact on mutuals.
became an increasingly industrial enterprise, often with the encouragement of government and the cooperative extensions services of the state.
"This isn't some 'experience' I'm having," Pierce says of her commitment to farming
. "This is my life." CONTACT: The Land Institute, (785)823-5376, www.landinstitute.org.
Peter Miyake, the leading expert in tuna farming
. "Tuna is no exception."
"Just like the huge factory ships that depleted many populations of wild fish during the past two decades, salmon farming
has focused on increasing production without giving enough consideration to its environmental and biological consequences," says conservation expert Michael Weber, author of What Price Farmed Fish: A review of the environmental and social costs of farming
carnivorous fish (Sea Web Aquaculture Clearinghouse, 2003).
The Code offers many exceptions to the general rules, specifically designed to help different segments of the farming
industry not only to survive, but to thrive.
Two things help Dan and Annie Wasson survive while others are forced out of farming
We need more farmers' farming
and less factory farming
winged creatures is a burgeoning business in Costa Rica.
But the agricultural marketplace soon cratered, and farmers found out quickly what the bill really left them free to do--Get Out of Farming
It is rare if a farmer receives all of his Income from farming
. Usually, the farmer makes enough money to stay on the family farm.