Re: high-tech ag in developing countries??
Greg & Lei Gunthorp (email@example.com)
Sat, 25 Jul 1998 13:29:57 -0500
Did you check out their current ag poll? 66.67% of the respondants said
modern high-tech grain and livestock production is not sustainable and
appropriate for developing nations. It should be higher than that, buts
that a good percentage off a conventional ag board.
Forage feeding with intensive grazing, utilizing crop residues for
gestating animals, low cost housing such as port a huts or hoop houses,
fencing systems, water systems, and forage varieties for hog grazing are
some of the production practices that the World Bank officials should have
looked at while in Iowa. Especially, If capital availability is an issue as
the bank officials stated in the article. And if they are concerned at all
about the profitability of individual farms. We are perpetually building
agriculture systems in the US that rely very heavily on external farm inputs
to ensure profitability. Now we are trying to share our destruction of small
farms and rural communities with the world! These current very low prices
in the US hog industry are going to sort out the sustainable, the ones with
too much market control, and the unsustainable.
All we need is to send our "technology and techniques" to get rid of most
of the farms in developing nations also.
Gunthorp's Pasture-ized Pork
LaGrange, Indiana (a stones throw from Ohio & Michigan)
visit our farm at www.grassfarmer.com
From: Steve Groff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: sanet <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, July 24, 1998 10:19 PM
Subject: high-tech ag in developing countries??
>I ran across some interesting info on the "Sustainability of high-tech
>ag in developing countries" on the Successful Farming's site:
>Also, check out " 'Green farming' is more profitable, says NRDC" on the
>Attend our 5th annual Field day, July 29th. Check website for details!
>"New Generation Cropping Systems": the cutting edge of sustainable
>Cedar Meadow Farm
>679 Hilldale Rd
>Holtwood PA 17532 USA
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