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    The Future Of Better Farming

    Sustainable practices + smart technology = thriving soils
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:16 AM

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    While it’s *soooo* tempting to write about the stomach-churning drop/spike/dive thrill ride the financial markets have embarked on after this week’s Federal Reserve rate cut, I will resist and instead direct your attention to a topic much more important to our future. Here at PeakProsperity.com, we’ve long warned about the dangers of inflation and of…

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    Farmland LP

    A Weekend On The Farm

    An excellent investment of time (and money)
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:55 PM

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    If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
     
    As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.

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    Jack Keller: Understanding Peak Water

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 17, 2011, 3:17 AM

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    “A very, very large amount of our total food production is depending on a diminishing supply of water,” remarks Jack Keller, one of our own regulars here in the CM.com community and an accomplished world expert on water management.

    Similar to oil and other key natural resources that are mined and consumed, water is subject to the same exponential trends. Both surface supply and underground fossil stores of clean water are depleting at alarming rates, and the energy and economic costs of extraction are swiftly increasing.

    Water is our most precious natural resource (well, perhaps after oxygen). Advances in irrigation in the past century ushered in tremendous prosperity (the “green revolution”), particularly in food production, power generation, and a dramatic increase in the supportable populations for vast regions of land. If the water supply in future years dwindles to less than today’s, those societal gains are going to have to retreat to some extent.

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