The battle for economic justice and a sustainable planet isn’t just the domain of urban and suburban Americans. Farmers and ranchers are heeding the call to explore new ways of farming, removing pesticides and herbicides, fighting GMOs, and creating vibrant rural economies.
They are producing healthy food and developing new outlets for their crops. Their efforts are courageous and they are making inroads despite the influence of multinational corporate agricultural firms, a compliant government, industrial farming, and consolidated control of retail outlets.
Listen to author Liz Carlisle talk about her new book Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America in which Montana farmers took matters into their own hands, avoided monocrops, replenished their soil, conserved water, refused chemicals, and made it work.