To Revive Rural America, We Must Fix Our Broken Food System

America’s agricultural system has become extractive, and more and more of the profits are flowing to a few.

By AUSTIN FRERICKFebruary 27, 2019

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A senior official at the Iowa Farm Bureau, the nation’s largest agricultural organization, recently told me that most rural communities will soon disappear. Even though the organization’s nominal mission is to help “farm families prosper and improve their quality of life,” the official seemed accepting of this fate, even a bit happy about it. Either way, he told me that nothing could be done.


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