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America Loses One Farm Every 30 Minutes

ID Number: 47248
Maker: Colin Matthes
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 2011
Place Made: United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Measurements: 63.6 cm x 48.2 cm; 25 1/16 in x 19 in
Main Subject: Ecology; Corporations
Materials: Cardstock / paperboard (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
America Loses One Farm Every 30 Minutes due largely to intensifying corporate takeover of our food supply major agribusiness corporations exercise increasing control over what we eat, how it is made, how much it costs who produces it, and who profits from it. The increasingly uneven balance of power between individual farmers and global food firms, such as Cargil and ConAgra, leave individual farmers without the power to negotiate, accepting almost any contractual term and reduced payments in hopes to insure the survival of their farm. While farmers are losing their bargaining power and working for less, farms are closing at an alarming rate, over 20,000 farms go under each year, taking with them the social fabric of small towns and farming-communities. More info: Colin Matthes,, USA every 30 minutes [artist's signature] Colin Mathes

Acquisition Number: 2015-263
Production Notes: signed by artist

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

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