- Author: Dan Macon
Despite these many benefits, economic viability continues to be challenging for many small farms and ranches. As I think about these challenges, I'm beginning to realize that biology plays a role in farm viability and scale of operation. After all, a farmer can only grow such much kale on an acre of farmland! And farm income is directly related to crop yield - even with high value crops.
For a more technical discussion of these issues, I encourage you to check out the latest post in our Farming in the Foothills blog!