#Farming Friday 31: Who is Growing your Food?


If you live in the US, then the answer, according to agriculture census data is family farms! The data reflects that while family owned farms are diverse in nature, they do account for 97% of all farms in this country. So when the shouting starts about “Big Ag”, how farms are now faceless factories, what exactly could that mean? We need to make a distinction between farms and farmers that actually grow our food and the businesses that work in the food journey from farm to table via the grocery store.

Also changing, in small steps, are rural towns where inhabitants are returning with fresh ideas to transform the rural landscape:  some stories from Virginia.

(Image Courtesy dan from freedigitalphotos.net)

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