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Farming

Capitalism and Agriculture – It’s more than a “Rural Affair”

Vladimir Lenin wrote a book on the subject which dealt with Agriculture in the United States in 1900 and again in 1910.

He pointed out that in the South the system went from Slavery to Capitalism missing out Feudalism mainly due to the size of Southern Plantations.

But it was the smaller & larger farms that he was most interested in because they matched the situation in Russia.

Sections from the Agrarian Program of Social – Democracy in the First Russian Revolution (1905 – 1907) interested him too.

So he wrote a short article “The Peasantry and the Working Class”in 1913

It is an enormous piece of understanding of the situation in the West as over 100 years later today it still applies.

Talking to a 73 year old Small Farmer in the UK today, who has been making a contribution to food production since 1950 about the plight of food production from the Small Farm,……. and Smallholdings, Allotment and Gardener
making a significant contribution to putting food on the table in Britain.

Who is certainly more than what DEFRA stands for…..

And REMEMBER …………………
(EVEN CUBA HAS A MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND A MINISTRY OF FOOD
INDUSTRY)
YET Farming is merely a RURAL AFFAIR IN THE UK

The for Lenin “the question of expropriation of the smaller food producers is of enormous importance

for understanding and appraising capitalism in agriculture in general”.

“Yes this small UK farmer is  certainly a second class citizen but says during the last war farmers were urged to produce more which they did and it will take a war or empty bellies for farming to be appreciated again and a day will come  when people are sadly hungry and appreciative once again.”Lenin and UK Capitalism part company here.

Between Nationalisation of Farm Land and Capitalism

In Capitalism small holdings disappeared swallowed up, both owner occupied, tenanted and rentals.

Whereas Lenin turned to Marxism and “money rent”

Self sufficent holdings were kept in the occupants hands as part of the market economy in Russia

and paid no rent after the Revolution-

it was only when a surplus to sufficency kicked in was the State able to charge a rent.

The same should  exist here on Small farms and Small holdings No profit over costs – No tax – Income or Council tax

Allotment are not taxed on produce for the table because producers cannot sell produce

but are charged Council Tax which should be removed

Any Gardener producing food for self sufficiency should be free of Council Tax as a minimum to his contribution.

This article co-incides with the previous article called

DEFRA DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WORD AGRICULTURE- updated

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17/05/21

 

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