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There is also the small issue of the petroleum-based energy input into the production process. Even in the U.S., gasoline tractors were pretty primitive and rare before 1950. My uncle's farm in Nebraska spends 1/3 of its outlays on energy for the irrigation system pumping, and another big chunk to drive the tractors and combine harvesters. Without that energy input, his farm would revert to a pile of beach sand.
by asdf on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 09:38:47 PM EST

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