YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Big and small farms work together to supply our food
By Gene Hall
Big is bad, right?
Many argue that point when it comes to farming. They say big farms are industrial behemoths, polluting our air and water on the way to an unsustainable future.
Truth is we need farms of all sizes. We need the big ones for efficiency and productivity that supplies huge numbers of people with affordable food. We need smaller ones to fulfill endless niches consumers demand.
Regardless of their persuasion, big and small farmers have a lot in common. Almost all are family operations. Farming is how they make their livings. They take great pride in their profession, just like you and me. They realize the key to their futures and their family’s welfare is good stewardship of land and water resources.
When it comes to eating, we need big and small farms to make our food system work. The results are quality and choice. The results are safety and abundance. For you. And for me.
The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.
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