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Published today, Wednesday, 10th July 2019, in Independent Science News

US Agriculture Needs a 21st-Century New Deal
by Maywa Montenegro (UC-Davis), Annie Shattuck UC-Berkeley) and Joshua Sbicca (Colorado State University)

Synopsis: Since the mid-1930s, the number of U.S. farms has declined sharply and average farm size has greatly increased. This trend is a tale of financial hardship and corporate control. At the same time, agriculture has increasingly contributed to the ecological unsustainability of the U.S. economy. As the authors argue, remedies to both financial unsustainability and its ecological equivalent are at hand.

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