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Not a Factory Farmer, a Family Farmer

July 27, 2016
Farming is no simple affair and Lawson Mozley wants you to see the personal dedication and sound science behind it. In a new post on the GMO Answers page, Mozley, a sixth generation farmer, addresses the idea that the use of agricultural technology and GM crops somehow overshadows farmers’ dedication. In fact, such technology is what keeps the farm viable for the next generations:
First, let me tell you about myself and my family’s farm, which has occupied the same land for more than 160 years. I am the sixth generation to farm this land, but honestly, farming is secondary.

You see, this is where I grew up. I played under a pecan tree that my great, great grandfather planted, which still stands across the road from the house where I was raised. Every time I drive a tractor into a field, five generations of blood, sweat, tears, and prayers echo in my head. Every time I pull into my driveway, I realize again that this is where I want to raise my children and spoil my grandchildren.

Mozley notes that 97% percent of U.S. farms are family farms. And he, like his fellow farmers, is someone who cares about his family, friends, and the environmental impact of his choices.

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