By Marty Strange, A Bison Book/University of Nebraska Press 1988
Americans decry the decline of family farming but stand by helplessly as industrial farming takes over. Family Farming exposes the bias in American farm policies that irrationally encourages expansion—a bias evident in federal commodity programs, income tax provisions, and subsidized credit services. Marty Strange challenges the assumption that bigger is better, critiques the technological base of modern agriculture, and calls for farming practices that are ethical, economical, and ecologically sound. The alternative policies discussed in this book could yet save the family farm. And the ways and means of saving it are argued here with special urgency.