Photo essay born from a series of articles made for the Icelandic farming publication (Bændablaðið) in winter of 2017. The articles give insights into various types of agriculture in California, Arizona and Ohio, along with historical overview and modern day challenges.
In California the high producing region of the Central Valley is among the most fertile in the world, yet long term draught and large scale pumping of groundwater has created serious geological issues, while further south agriculture must compete with the growing housing market.
Arizona is a state of natural draught, making agriculture highly dependant on irrigation. Insights into a radical experiment for survival in the 90s, the novel grazing methods by cattle farmer, growing farmers markets and native practices.
Ohio is among the most integrated agricultural state in terms of economy, jobs and history. A look at soy farming, draining of wetlands and an overview of history.