Brad: Is this your first visit to this area?
Irene: It is and I’m surprised to see so many farms. I thought farming was a Dying industry.
Brad: Family farms and Small-scale farming are disappearing, but Agribusiness is Alive and well, thanks to Government subsidies.
Irene: Are they Lucrative?
Brad: They can be, but the subsidies were originally given to protect the Livelihood of farmers.
Irene: And that’s not what’s happening?
Brad: Well, agribusiness has Edged out small-scale farms because Output is The name of the game. A lot of small-scale farmers have Thrown in the towel.
Irene: That’s a shame, but the subsidies are still used to protect Domestic food production, right?
Brad: That may be, but we’re losing A way of life. I Come from a long line of farmers.
Irene: And you’re not farming?
Irene: What do you do?
Brad: I work for the government agency that gives out subsidies to the Very farms that put us out of business.
Irene: That’s quite a Twist of fate.
Brad: You said it.Farming and Agribusiness