>the proportions of this year's farm crisis are dramatic. In Nebraska,
>bankers are estimating that 25% of their farm customers will go out of
>business this year. This is another huge loss from rural communities,
>another turn of the wheel toward corporate ownership and large-scale
>consolidation of the food system. What are we doing about it? Where is
>sustainable ag's response?
>In my job, things are business as usual. We (in ag research) have the
>of farming without having to show a profit. There is little sense of
>urgency. Now is the time when Monsanto and ADM and Cargill are reaping the
>profits generated by those who are losing their farms. So what are we going
>to do about it besides sympathizing with those losing all they've worked
>University of Nebraska-Lincoln alternative crops research technician
>Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society western organizer
>High Plains Ag Lab
>3257 Rd. 109
>Sidney, NE 69162
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