I too believe that no-till polyculture is the necessary future for food production and for society in general. As Scott points out the market for locally grown produce is marginalized the way it is now by massive subsidies for industrial agriculture. Besides the direct subsidies, think of all the costs of modern farming that are externalized, that is, they are not added to the cost of the food itself but are passed on to society nevertheless. Using fossil fuels is one obvious example, also the cost of building factories to make tractors and agricultural chemicals, actually producing those things and all the resources they require (and where do these resources come from?), mining the soil's organic matter which has developed over thousands and thousands of years, creating pollution, treating all the human diseases caused by people's lousy diets and the stress of living divorced from nature's healing influence, and on and on.
Far from being a lower occupation than say manufacturing or banking or law or government work or pushing papers around in an office, Fukuoka-san considered natural farming as the noblest of professions. It's not he saw any intrinsic difference from other occupations existentially, it's just that natural farmers, working in nature all the time have many more opportunities to see nature as it is. They not only feed themselves but are also good caretakers of the land. As the land is restored people's spirit is also restored. It becomes easier to see God/Nature as he called it. Yes, he used the G word all the time. God and nature, according to sensei, cannot be separated. It exists in every flower and blade of grass, every insect, both lady bugs and aphips, and, of course, in ourselves.