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  1. Do Rustic Barns Undermine Actual Agriculture?

    Western society has long celebrated the simple ways of farm folk, but has our farming romance gone too far? Farmers welcome the supplementary income they receive from pricey weddings and parties held on their “rustic” properties, but some fear that the growth of agritourism is damaging agriculture itself. Romanticizing farm life masks the reality that productive farms are more like smelly factories than pastoral landscapes, and they should stay that way.

    Modern Farmer

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