Monoculture has its merits as the recurring polyculture fad surrounding conservation, food security, and social justice is doomed to fail.
Agriculturists saw the population bomb as a challenge to be defused and overcome with ag technology, not something to concede defeat to.
With every new agriculture breakthrough, the public seems downright unimpressed. All we seem to hear about is outrage over pesticides, GMOs, or fertilizers.
Agriculture has largely run out of arable land, and it’s better to improve the land we have in production than to spill over into marginal areas.
In roughly 125 years, our farm has played hopscotch three times — from Queens to Nassau County, to another location in Nassau, and then to Suffolk County.
Not far removed from New York City, farming has been a staple for hundreds of years — yet I get a double take whenever I mention this little tidbit.