I thoroughly enjoyed another instalment in the series about the Julian's farm. These are remarkable people. Last week showed the great horsemanship ( which is not diminished in any way by the fact that the Brabants are more docile than most other breeds),among other skills, of Jason J. who in five months made a workhorse out of a stallion, that had been a pasture horse up to his 8th year, and this week we were shown a family that works like a well-oiled mechanisn together.
The remarks about the struggle of a "small" farm( they operate on 250 acres, if I recollect correctly) at the end of the video are saddening.
Any economic system, that imperils farms like these, where people do everything right, must be scrutinized with very a critical attitude.
Oftentimes on RFD-TV we hear the bragging that America's food system is the most secure, safest and most efficient in the world. No, it is not, because all this centralization and dependency on ever larger operations makes us more and more vulnerable to any kind of disruption, think about large scale food scares, for example tainted lettuce coming from one single big operation. A military friend of mine says that the military sees national security issues when too much is concentrated in too few operations. Besides, these are real people whose livelihood is at stake. On a recent US Farm report show it was stated that presently 15 dairy farms a week are giving up in Wisconsin and Minnesota! No reason to be proud of our agricultural system, for these are not the sinister machinations of some evil people, but the effects of a capitalist agricultural system, running amok.