Do We Eat Oil? Farms Are More Energy Efficient Than Ever

A common refrain one hears about modern farming in the US is that it's too energy intensive.  However, data from the USDA shows that US farms use only half as much energy per unit of farm output as they did in 1950.  That includes energy for fertilizer, farm equipment, pesticides, etc..

Source: USDA: Agricultural Productivity in the United States

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