Some articles on farmers, local, local farmers:
... the institution of the ejido system afterwards, with the aim of giving “campesinos” (peasant farmers) lands that could not be taken away from them ... to the present, the history of the area has been dominated by the struggles of campesinos against local and regional caciques, along with national and international interests which ... for a number of years during this decade along with local groups such as the Comando Armado Revolucionario del Sur (CARS) ...
... performed by the CSA in 2001 interviewed 11,606 farmers in this woreda, who held an average of 1.89 hectares of land. 68.8% of the farmers both raise crops and livestock, while 27.97% only grow crops and 3.23% only raise livestock ... Over 400 large-scale investors cultivate an average 600 hectares of sesame, while local farmers cultivate up to 12 hectares each ...
... The USDA included statistics about the growing local food market in the leaflet released in May 2010 ... The number of farmers’ markets rose to 5,274 in 2009, up from 2,756 in 1998 and 1,755 in 1994, according to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service ... The number of farm to school programs, which use local farms as food suppliers for school meals programs, increased to 2,095 in 2009, up from 400 in 2004 and 2 in the 1996-97 school ...
Famous quotes containing the words farmers and/or local:
“Why should all virtue work in one and the same way? Why should all give dollars? It is very inconvenient to us country folk, and we do not think any good will come of it. We have not dollars; merchants have; let them give them. Farmers will give corn; poets will sing; women will sew; laborers will lend a hand; the children will bring flowers.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Back now to autumn, leaving the ended husk
Of summer that brought them here for Show Saturday
The men with hunters, dog-breeding wool-defined women,
Children all saddle-swank, mugfaced middleaged wives
Glaring at jellies, husbands on leave from the garden
Watchful as weasels, car-tuning curt-haired sons
Back now, all of them, to their local lives....”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)