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Old 05-31-2017, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Kobal2 View Post
It's not so much that they stopped doing it as much as social & market forces destroyed it as larger farmers, rich city folks and the Church bought up all the small, individual plots over time.

In other words, small scale non-mechanized farming is largely economically unviable, given any alternative.