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December 12th, 2012
Written by Nicole Tocco on December 12, 2012in Farms, Featured, Low Carbon Diet, News - 2 Comments
Growing food is unique to most other things we “create” as a society. Although at times we may think we have it down to a science, every so often we’re reminded that agriculture depends on natural systems — such as weather and the availability of natural resources (air, water, soil) as well as “inputs” (fertilizer, feed) whose health themselves depend on other factors beyond our control.
The drought that struck the United States this year is a stark example. According to the USDA Economic Research Service, about 80% of agricultural land in the United States is experiencing drought, which makes this the worst in America’s history since the 1950s. Continue…