Family Farm

SmallCo Agriculture producer

not a Kitchen Garden, more Joel Salatin scale

a joke a friend told me: A farmer wins the lottery. They ask him what he's going to do with the money. "Just keep farming until it's gone, I reckon."

Sarah Taber:

  • we need to talk about that little myth about family farms being "good for democracy"; hahahahahahahaa that's a total fabrication; they're an escalator that slides straight down into Feudalism Hell and we've been riding for like 18 stories now
  • I have yet to find a small family farm that meets these 4 basic success criteria:
    • is profitable
    • compensates all required labor appropriately
    • is not mainly sustained by off farm income or by inherited wealth/land
    • is not damaging landscapes/resources

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