Small Farms Are Real Farms

John Ikerd


Since the middle of the last century, American farm policy has taken the nation into the dead end of industrial farm production and food distribution. Farming, at its core a biological process, has been transformed into an industrial process, thus demolishing the economic and cultural values upon which the nation was founded.

Along the way, small farms have been ridiculed and dismissed as inconsequential — but now the seeds of a rural renaissance are being planted, not by these industrial behemoths, but by family-scale farms. In this collection of essays by one of America’s most eloquent and influential proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multifaceted case for small farms is built using logic and facts.

Copyright 2008, softcover, 249 pages. 28 per case.

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Gene N.
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Good morning Ryan, the book very excellent

Anthony B.
United States United States
Small Farms Are Real Farms

It’s a little out of date and because it was gleaned from many articles, there is a lot of repetition, but for someone new to the subject it would be useful.

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