http://learnfarmingnews.com/is-organic- ... r-farming/
Consumers may notice that organic foods are more expensive. This is partially due to the higher production costs inherent in organic farming. Since organic farmers do not use herbicides, they must hand-weed crops like carrots and onions. This labor-intensive method results in higher product costs. The cost difference is most pronounced in those products whose production requires more hand labor.
The yields of organic crops are also approximately ten to twenty percent lower than for conventional agriculture. For crops like potatoes, this figure is closer to 40 percent lower. It is therefore more expensive to produce an organic crop than one that is mass-produced.
The high cost of Organic Fertilizers
makes Organic Farming
sadly less economical
with 'Chemical' Fertilizers.
Everything is a 'Chemical'
and the prices of some Organic Fertilizers
maybe too much for a typical
Third World Farmer
to farm on.
economies of scale
is something that somewhat failed
in some parts
of the Third World as Agrarian Reform
that was well meaning broke apart
Farm Lands that made people depart
from agribusiness as I was informed.
We had lands that were sadly
covered by Agrarian Reform
but things didn't end up badly
since we were paid gladly.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_ref ... hilippines
Large land-holdings are broken up and distributed to farmers and workers on that particular hacienda. The crops grown on such haciendas include sugar and rice. Each farmer is giving a "certificates of land ownership award" or CLOA for their new property. Under the law, a landowner can only retain 5 hectares, regardless of the size of the hacienda. Conflict can arise between previous landowners and "beneficiaries" and between competing farmers' groups that have conflicting claims.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricult ... ted_States
in the early 1970s, under Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz, farmers were encouraged to "get big or get out" and to plant "hedgerow to hedgerow". Over the course of the 20th century, farms have consolidated into larger, more capital-intensive operations and subsidy policy under Butz encouraged these large farms at the expense of small and medium-sized family farms
strawman wrote:it's a little hyperinflated. Consider another friend of mine, who has some black angus steers. She collects their patties, and divides them up into 6 oz portions, which she ties in burlap and sells for $5 a box for people to make "Cow Patty Tea". They suspend the bag in a 5 gallon bucket of water and let sit overnight. The result is a tea which organically feeds your flowers.