Monday, April 23, 2012

Agriculture in the Local Economy

The skill of farming and agriculture is one historically based a hard work ethic, good morals, and the sense of local community. In modern agriculture even though the level of technology has gone up extremely, creating a higher efficiency, the cost of that increase is the loss of the image of "fresh local produce." Did you know that "A typical carrot has to travel 1,838 miles to reach your dinner table?" This is a sad fact of the food we all eat everyday. If local farmers were able to have more of a local market instead of a global one, they may be able to bring sustainability to the local economy and provide the small towns they practice in a healthier, more trustworthy source for their food. Also, typically farms are part of a family tradition, and are "handed down" from generation to generation reassuring the people within the community that as long as there are farms, their local economy can be upheld.

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