has to do with our food system because one thing that the government loves to do is find a cheap source of energy so they can save money. Sometimes cheap energy affects the crops being grown negatively. Climate changes affect the food system the most directly because it affects how the crop is going to be grown at that time of the season. Understanding how to properly handle the food during those climate changes is what we need in order to have the best crops that are healthy for us and not terrible for us.
Tristan Velazquez Article 4: “Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?” Verlyn Klinkenborg 4/8/17 Author Note: Verlyn Klinkenberg was born on 1952 in Meeker, Colorado. He is a non-fiction author and also a newspaper editor. He was raised on a farm in Iowa. He went to UC Berkeley before he decided to transfer to Pomona College. He graduated from Pomona College and then went to go get his Ph. D. from Princeton University. His books that he wrote include “More Scenes from the Rural Life” and “Making Hay”.
Article 4: “Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?” Notes 30 years ago you would be able to see all the crops and livestock around Iowa but nowadays all the livestock are inside crowded confinement places and all the crops have been eliminated other than corn and soybeans Today’s farmer is part of a four part rotation which is corn, soybeans, fertilizer and pesticides A four part crop rotation is actually not bad for farming because it just flat out better for the soil Today one thing that is most overlook is how good the soil is and if the soil isn’t good for the crops then it will do nothing beneficial for them when they are growing The crop rotation has been around since the Romans era but sometime during the middle ages the decided to let the land “lie fallow” or resting it The four crop rotation was implemented at first so it could prevent the soil from getting exhausted after the same plant keeps getting planted over and over again Back in US history only Washington and Jefferson practiced the four crop rotation but most farmers would just move onto other pieces of land when the soil was exhausted, since there was so much land available at the time Our agriculture’s system gives the biggest profits to the producers of the chemicals that are being used to farm rather than the actual farmers Article #4: “Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?” Q&A
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