Monday, September 17, 2007

A Farm in Trouble

Instead of our box of organic vegetables, on Friday we received this letter from Farmer Renee. It’s filled with bad news, and to me, it’s very sad on a number of levels. Please take the time to read it, as it provides insight into the small farmer’s precarious situation.

Also, this article from the business section of a Madison, Wisconsin, newspaper The Capital Times discusses the surprisingly large role small southwestern Wisconsin farms play in the huge organic foods economy.

2 comments:

htai1 said...

Oh, this is so depressing! While there's not much we can do (at least in the short term) about extreme weather conditions, we can urge congress to pass better farm legislation. In the past, subsidies have gone to the big ag companies with not much incentive for the small family farmers like Farmer Renee.

Kim Moldofsky said...

Wow. How sad. Kathy, I hope you'll repost this at Chicago Moms Blog, since a lot of us favor organic veggies.