Who Will Take Over the Farms?

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Davis Hunt

“The average age of the American farmer has been on the rise for decades. It hit fifty-seven in 2017 and has increased every year since, putting it at around sixty-two today. Likewise, the number of farms has been in decline since 1940, and the amount of food imported has risen 300% since 1999. Massive amounts of American farmland are changing hands these days — just not from farmer to farmer. Young men and women have their eyes set on what they perceive as more lucrative professions and comfortable lives. An honest comment Steve Anderson, a longtime Tennessee cattleman, made to his son sums it up nicely: ‘If you like money, you better find somethin’ else to do.'” (09/01/22)