February 11, 2010

Podcast: It takes all farming methods to meet consumers' demands

In this podcast, Brian Nedrow, a farmer from Geneva and member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, explains that every farmer has his or her own way of farming the best way they can.

"This doesn’t mean the way I do something is better than other farmers, nor that their methods are a step above mine," he said. "The bottom line is we’re all striving to meet the demands of our operations and markets in the way we like to operate."

Despite this, he said, some individuals and groups try to pit one type of farming against another when both are needed to meet consumer demands.

He noted that farmers need access to technology to be more efficient and productive. High productivity provided by family farmers, he said, makes it possible to feed the vast majority of people while leaving plenty of room for those who want to pursue other production methods for consumers who prefer to buy those products.

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