One comment for Malgus on the fertilizer issue. Due to the terrain and climate, corporate farms are almost non-existent in New England. They just don’t make economic sense. Farms are still small family owned operations. The standard for centuries has been part cow pasture, part hayfield, part corn field, and part woods. The corn field is fertilized used manure from the cows. The cows eat the corn and the hay. The woods supply fuel for winter heat and for sugaring, and of course the maple trees for the sugaring. There is no need for irrigation. The weak link is that the farms use tractors and thus need fuel. Draft horses and oxen are long gone for the most part.