It sounds like a great business decision, especially when you can get large taxpayer-subsidized loans from the government!
The article notes that the Farm Service Agency offers these local farmers rates as low as 1.25 percent. Can't beat that!
Read the article for some interesting comments rationalizing the situation. And visit the Cato Institute to see some good commentary about why we should get rid of farm subsidies.
Libertarians oppose farm subsidies, whether they are for massive agribusiness, or for hip urban organic microplots.