"What I find interesting is the two sides of this argument are at extremes. One demonizes large scale processing and the other claims its wonderful.
There is no simple answer and BOTH are needed.
As a farmer that grows corn and beans for either…"
"Have you considered using buckwheat as a cover crop? Buckwheat is a pretty good "grain" to help manage phosphate issues. That may sound a little crazy but Buckwheat does a good job of taking in phosphorus and then releasing it once its…"
"I agree. We all have a choice and I think that we should either A) Subsidize ALL crops grown in the US (we get FSA funds in our county for ONLY corn beans and wheat) or B) Subsidize no crop and give out grant money to know one and let free market…"
"I wonder if a farm that size can exist without subsidies. I think it is possible to run a small farm and be profitable...or at worse, run in the black and pay yourself a decent wage. I'd like to see subsidies end and see an actual free market…"
"With Russia's Wheat crop in the tank due to fires and drought I think Wheat may be a good bet.
We are doing small plots of soft red wheat for local sales. We actually mill it ourselves. Planting a test plot of old vintage Turkey Wheat to see…"
"I save seed. Of course, I do not save Monsanto seed or any other Intellectual property type seed.
The problem here is that modified, patented, crops are crossing with regular old style crop populations and Monsanto is suing farmers and the seed…"