USDA is distributing millions in aid to new farmers and ranchers, designed to entice a young workforce to enter the farming occupation, specifically to establish themselves within the developing sustainable niche. This aid is not the support young farmers should desire, nor is it the redemption the USDA craves. The solution is the farmer and his field, free from the tyranny of government regulation and unadulterated by government handouts.
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Why farm? Why choose a profession and lifestyle that runs against a cultural tide of sharply dressed, well groomed talking heads, who preach the advantages offered by fancier, cleaner, and more lucrative careers? American culture may claim to romanticize agrarian life, but the romance is less than legitimate. The answer lies with the changing ideas of American food philosophy, what I would call a purpose-driven understanding of the role of food and American food suppliers in culture.
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