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New farmers nonetheless face hurdles, the main one being access to affordable land and credit. Today’s beginning farmers must overcome competition for land from developers, investors, retirees seeking country retreats and large agricultural businesses.
It turns out, when you actually compare chemical-intensive and organic farming in the field, organic proves just as productive in terms of gross yield—and brings many other advantages to the table as well.
Opponents of stricter regulation of air pollution typically argue that jobs would be lost if the federal government tightened limits on industrial emissions of ozone. A new study presents a counterpoint: lower ozone levels seem to increase worker productivity.
On Sept. 22 the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted four "Food Dialogues" in major agricultural production and policy areas to, in their own words, answer consumers' questions and have an open discussion about American production agriculture and the future of food.
There's just something wonderful about farmers markets, said Sersland, who sells fruit and vegetables grown at Dave Lewis Farms, six miles west of town. "You get the healthy lifestyle from eating fresh produce," she said. "And you keep the dollars local."