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What You Really Pay For Food

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What You Really Pay For Food

Let’s assume the food in the grocery store is the same as the food here at Tara Firma. You pay $10 for lb of steak at the store. You pay another $800 in taxes through the farm bill…it is a subsidy you pay. These taxes pay for the following:

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How "The Omnivore's Dilemma" Made me a Farmer

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How "The Omnivore's Dilemma" Made me a Farmer

Whenever anyone asks me why we decided to start farming I always tell them about reading The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan and then Joel Salatin's books on farming. Michael's book is the WHY and Joel's are the HOW. Last week there was a deeper question.“What in Michael Pollan's book caused you to look deeper? Many people have read it and did not start a farm.”

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