Saturday, November 17, 2007

What is a farm?

Last year the Minnesota Legislature redefined what constitutes a farm. At one time if you had more than 10 acres of land and lived outside an incorporated area you could be considered a farm. Now, the 10 acres doesn't cut it. Why should this matter? The fact of the matter is people are farming, and making a living, from 10 acres of land. This has everything to do with sustainable farming practices, good, fresh food, and a stable, sustainable economy. I'm certain there were people abusing the old system, but should we be punishing those who weren't? The StarTribune is running a story on this in the Sunday (November 18th) paper. This is something we can all do something about from a grass-roots level.

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