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Selling Out the Farm

Touch the Soil News #1516 (Feature photo – Ukrainian Farmland – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, Vian)

Farmland Grab brings us the story of Ukraine farmland and its peoples who may be overrun by foreign farmland ownership. If you lose your farm – in a nation with few economic safety nets – you are in trouble. It is a troublesome story that is unfolding for rural and indigenous peoples around the world. On the other hand, Ukraine has a law that farmers can’t sell their land. Concerns are that foreigner and big agribusiness will buy out the land and turn the local farmers into peasant farm workers. What do you think?

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