Building Local Power Highlight: People Love Local Food. Yet Local Farmers are Disappearing. What’s Going On?

Date: 14 Apr 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast offers thought-provoking conversations and new ideas for breaking the hold of corporate monopolies and expanding the power of communities to chart their own future. In this miniseries, we return to our archive and share highlights from some of our most insightful conversations.

Episode 65: People Love Local Food. Yet Local Farms are Disappearing. What’s Going On? 

Leah Douglas is a reporter at Reuters covering the politics of food, agriculture, and the environment. Douglas discusses how the poultry industry is structured by contract production, how dairy farms are the bedrock for many rural communities, and Earl Butz’s conviction for farmers to plant “fence row to fence row” to enable economic food production. 

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Luke recently received a BA in journalism, creative writing, and ethnography from Hampshire College. She wrote, designed, and edited a magazine titled The Politics of Land in Teton Valley, ID that analyzed the environmental, economic, and social patterns of the region amidst Covid-19.