Claim: “Everything that happens as a result of well-balanced ecological farming, everything is good. There are no negative downsides to it.’’
While there are many upsides to the type of farming featured in the film, there are also possible constraints. Mr. Magdoff of the University of Vermont does an excellent job laying out some of the most common constraints faced by ecological farmers. One of the constraints is that only a few crops receive subsidy payments, making only a select few crops most desirable (and less risky) to grow. Another is the fact that the value of corn is increasing due to an increased demand for ethanol, which makes the exclusive growing of corn more appealing to many farmers. Additionally, producers need to find local buyers for their variety of goods in order to make ends meet.
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