Rise of mega farms: how the US model of intensive farming is invading the world

Since the days of the wild west frontier, the popular image of American farming has been of cowboys rounding up steers on wide open ranches, to whoops, whips and hollers. Today, the cowboys on their ranches under wide open skies have been replaced by vast sheds, hulking over the plains, housing tens of thousands of animals each, with the noises and smells spreading far beyond their fences.
United States
Issue: Agroecology Typology: Arenas
farmers intensive farming