We Can’t Do It Alone

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer

Anja Tranovich explains in the Huffington Post how cooperative farming feeds the world.

By banding together in a co-op, farmers can buy inputs, like fertilizer and seed, directly from providers, saving expensive middleman costs. They can efficiently learn new techniques. They can share costs of storage or processing and bulk their crop to sell to larger companies who want products measured in tons not in bushels.

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