• Holly Spangler

    Defying definition: the Sustainable Family Farm

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on September 22, 2009

    Every few years, agriculture generates a new set of buzzwords. Ten years ago, we spoke of value added and identity preserved. Today, it’s sustainable and factory farming. But the problem with today’s buzzwords are that they’re used and defined and nuanced by folks with an agenda. What’s not sustainable? Anything bigger than me. What’s a factory farm? Anything bigger than me.   It reminds me a bit of a story package we did several years ago, back when the 2002 Farm Bill was up for debate. The…

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