- A 1,000 acre U.S. corporate farm growing genetically engineered crops nets an average of $39 an acre.
- In contrast, a four-acre family farm nets, on average, $1,400 per acre.
- Small organic farms are proving to be even more profitable. With oil prices on the rise, growing food without petroleum-based pesticides/fertilizers, and delivering that food to local markets will quickly prove to be the most affordable food available.
Source: New York Times
Very hopeful, informative article on the roots of Community Supported Agriculture at Rodale, which is where the photo is from, including mention of Indian Line Farm is South Egremont, MA.