Monthly Archives: February 2001

What Farm Subsidies Will Do To The Value Of Farmland

Dennis T. Avery By Pushing New Subsidies, Is Congress Setting Farmers Up For Another Collapse In Land Values? CHURCHVILLE, Va.–Is the U.S. Congress setting up American farmers for the next land-value collapse? In 1996, the government faced a big budget … Continue reading

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Modern Day Witch-Burning On The Farm

Dennis T. Avery Few Realize That The French Farmer Who Wrecked A Local McDonald’s Is The Son Of A Agricultural Research Who Supports Biotech Food CHURCHVILLE, Va.–”In the Middle Ages, they burned witches; today they burn transgenic plants,” sighed the … Continue reading

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Did The Organic Farming Debate Cost Someone His Job?

Dennis T. Avery It’s Incredible That An Agricultural Extension Agent Would Be Sent Into The Field Unaware Of The Environmental Benefits Of High-Yield Agriculture CHURCHVILLE, Va.–Organic Gardening magazine says a young Virginia county extension agent has been fired for disagreeing … Continue reading

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Nature’s Toxic Tools: The Organic Myth of Pesticide-Free Farming

Download PDF It is important to address the common misperception that organic farming is “pesticide-free.” Organic farmers are allowed to use a number of toxic chemical pesticides, and many organic crops are routinely sprayed with pesticides. Tweet

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In Niger, A Small Success Story For Farmers

Dennis T. Avery An Experiment In Niger Shows How Science Can Help People Help Themselves Even Under The Harshest Conditions Fertilizer is controversial in the parts of the world that are already well fed. Organic farmers condemn it. European governments … Continue reading

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