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An open letter to aspiring ecological farmers

publication date: Jun 1, 2019
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Farming is easier than it has ever been. By “ever,” we mean right back to those river valleys famous for the start of settled food production: Tigris-Euphrates, Indus, Nile, Mississippi, Yellow.

Let’s start with what farmers call “the steel.” At any farm auction, on many electronic listings, multiple generations of used implements and tractors are up for sale. From the earliest time- and back-saving machines, up to last decade’s state of the art versions, will be a range of size, sophistication, and price.

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