Boom and bust agriculture - it's all about the economy

Thursday, January 14, 2016

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that the economy is in a time of change. A more sophisticated way to say this might be to use the word “transition.” However you say it, the economy is the driving force behind almost everything and this is especially true in agriculture.

A common way to describe the way agriculture cycles through the years is to refer to it as a “boom and bust” business. The way this cycle influences the lives of people is especially evident in areas where the production of crops is the main business activity, but it is also apparent in areas where other forms of agriculture and land-based businesses are predominant.

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