The farming industry is not, however, on a satisfactory basis.
The conversation drifted from farming to the weather.
Those who argue they should not say there is no way for poor countries to compete with mechanized Western farming and the extremely high yields it produces.
You can be a subsistence farmer and perhaps produce some excess, but given the prior observation about the fundamental volatility of farming, you will always be at risk of not producing enough.
When Nicholas first began farming and began to understand its different branches, it was the serf who especially attracted his attention.