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An Urban's View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Fri Jun 12, 2015 06:16 AM CDT

Few would dispute Mark Bittman that expensive land discourages beginning farmers. Many would question his solution to this problem.

Does the influential ag critic appreciate how many? Maybe. He waits until nearly the end of a New York Times opinion piece innocuously headlined "Let's Help Create More Farmers" (http://www.nytimes.com/…) to drop his little bomb.

"Farming is -- or should be -- a social enterprise as much as a business, one that benefits all of us and uses the land conscientiously and ecologically," he writes. "Thus in the long run we've got to expand our vision to include some ...

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