John Ikerd was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. After working in private industry, he spent 30 years in various professorial positions at North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Georgia and the University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000. He now spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture. He currently resides in Fairfield, Iowa and is the author of several books including Essentials of Economic Sustainability, Sustainable Capitalism, A Return to Common Sense and Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture and A Revolution of the Middle.
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Can the Corporate Takeover of Dairy Farms be Stopped?
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Land Trusts Are a Step Toward a Step Toward a Sustainable Future for Agriculture
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The Three “Great Separations” that Unravelled Our Connection to Earth and Each Other
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What if Organic Standards Were Bioregional and Written by Real Organic Farmers?
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How Big Ag Is Borrowing Big Tobacco’s Playbook
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This Is Why Carrots Cost More Than Twinkies
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A Big Farm Can Be Sustainable…But Only if It’s Managed Like a Collection of Small Farms
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Rural Communities Look to the Past to Defeat the Industrial Agriculture of the Present
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How Corporate Science and Alternative Facts Limit Our Reality
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Transnational Corporations, Factory Farms and the Economic Colonization of Rural America
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Game Over: Neither Party’s Health Care Plan Reflects Economic Reality
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Understanding the True Cost of American Food (Part I)
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Our Chemical-Dependent, Profit-Driven, Industrial Ag Complex is Not Going Quietly
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6 Reasons Local Food Systems Will Replace Our Industrial Model