Transitioning to Sustainable AgricultureThe Transitioning to Sustainable Agriculture initiative grew out of SMHA's concern that sugarcane, as well as other row crop farmers in Louisiana and across the nation, are the most vulnerable to losing their farms. Most of Louisiana's farm land is owned or leased by row crop farm families. Loss of these farms is an irreversible loss of prime agricultural land to family farms and regional food security. Historically, SMHA has been concerned with the impact of agriculture on communities as a whole -- from helping farm workers find economic justice, to highlighting the connection between agriculture and environmental sustainability, to seeking out ways to protect the health of farm workers and family members who work in the fields.
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