Ask Prof Wolff: The Small Family Farm Issue

A patron of Economic Update asks: "Small or family farmers are struggling to survive amidst industrial agribusiness.Can they? How would they fit in, in a system based on democracy in the workplace? (Really enjoyed your conversation with Mark Bittman!)"

This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.

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  • Daniel Jones
    commented 2021-08-04 15:57:39 -0400
    I remember “Family Farms”, They were (are) the “Real Deal” in the Early American Success Story. There are still a few around. Unobtrusively tucked in between the “Ag Biz” monstrosities. Whenever I can, I will drive out to them and buy what I can from them.

    The closest one to me, right now, is in the Smith Valley of Nevada. They have a big truck garden area and sell local Honey and Eggs. God Bless the “Renner Farm”, for hanging in there for Us.

    While I am on this important subject, I would propose a New Law (Of, For and BY We The People) that limits land ownership to 160 acres. With what We have learned about organic food production, the American Family Farm scene could become Better than it ever has been before.

    Of course, if We did pass such a law, We would have to spend time and energy healing and repairing the damage done to the land and the crop species, by the corporate capitalist movement. But, I truly believe that this can and should be done, for the sake of Our Nation’s Future.
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