The Zine
10:12 am
Mon July 7, 2014

How The Tractor Ruined Farming

Old International Tractor HDR
Credit Randy Stiefer / Creative Commons

Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.

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How The Tractor Ruined Farming

This story aired on KSJD's Zine on Monday, July 7th, 2014

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