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Thought of the Week

  Land does not necessarily recover after being abused. -George Perkins Marsh

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Agricultural Maps Are Totally Cool and You Should Look at Them All Day

Farmers know just about every square foot of their fields. Farmers with small plots of land will know their fields down to the square inch. They know what parts of the field have richer soil, what parts have better drainage, … Continue reading

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Farming By the Numbers

This, from the 2012 Agriculture Census $19.5 billion was the total value spent on seeds by U.S. farmers in 2012, up 66% from 2007 95.5 million no-till acres were reported by producers in the U.S. for 2012. That’s more than … Continue reading

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Our Earth As An Apple

This is a presentation that we’ve given to demonstrate the extreme scarcity of good farmland in the world, and in our country. Before you begin listening to this video or reading this post, go to your fridge, and get an … Continue reading

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Our Earth As an Apple

Watch this short video produced by the¬†American Farmland Trust to be shocked at how little farmland there is in the world, using an apple as an analogy. Then be amazed at how much farmers can produce on so little, and … Continue reading

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