In Illinois it has become wall to wall corn and soybean. Butterflies and many insects including vital pollinators are declining. Soil is being swept away down drain tiles and irrigation ditches. Organic farming is a growing market, but new 'green' entrapeneurs struggle with the start-up establishment phase, and current farmer leasing / absentee landowners / land investors have corporatized and destroyed the traditional responsible farming practices. Investment to help restore true farm communities and build green farming practices (organic, buffer strips, prairie wildflower seed harvest/spreading to bring back the polliantors/soil/nutrients) is a very powerful investment that could quickly be 'bought back' to the granting government/community upon successful establishment but would from then on provide net benefits to all and also future generations.
Promote sustainable and organic food production.
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