Document Type

Main Theme / Tema Central


In this article, Antoinette Mantz presents us with a brief look into California agricultural history and how organized political action might reshape the Western landscape. Using her own personal experiences as a volunteer, Mantz explores how corporate based farm became a socially accepted reality while endangering that of the small-scale local farmer. She contends that economic monopolies of the corporate agribusiness have left the local farmer with reduced and often impossible options.