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The Complicated Equation of Attracting Young Farmers

Young farmers will need access to land and partnerships to help them learn how to be successful in a changing agricultural landscape. That was the central message emerging from a series of panelists at Investing in Discovery: 2017 Food Tank Summit Boston.  Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs at Clif Bar, says that, to […]

April 1st

Sunday Funny… Agribusiness

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by John Cole of The Times-Tribune

September 19th

The High Price of Rubber & the Devastation of Southeast Asia

Slash-and-burn agriculture may be bad for the environment, but in southeast Asia, the cure may be worse than the disease. Endorsed by multiple governments, at both the local and national levels, as well as numerous business interests, everyone from individual farmers to massive corporations has been replacing the traditional slash-and-burn, more technically known as swidden, […]

May 26th