We often hear of “corporate farms.” What many people don’t know is that the majority of family farms are held as corporations! The reasons for doing this are many – consolidating ownership, diversifying liability, and decreasing the farmer’s personal tax burden.
In this short video from the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, Washington farmer Brad Isaak describe why his family farm is a corporation, and the important impact his family farm makes on his family, his community, and our country.
10,000 miles fresher than imported!
-The Shepherd magazine, Sept. 2015
In a recent L.A.Times opinion editorial, two University of California Irvine professors stated that “food production requires unfathomable volumes of water,” and they concluded that California needs less agriculture.
The California Aquaduct
What is really “unfathomable” according to Westlands Water District, near Fresno, is that since October, 2016, more than 25 million acre-feet of California’s water has been sent to the ocean while only 2.5 million acre-feet has been pumped for use by agriculture, and for communities south of the Sacramento Delta.
The professors neglected to mention (or don’t know) that California’s agricultural industry developed and utilizes the most advanced and sophisticated water conservation measures in the world.
Next time, do your homework, professors.
–The Hoyt Report, Inc, March 10, 2017