celticwanderer Wrote:
Nov 17, 2012 2:57 PM
The concept of the modern American farmer is so skewed that it's going to cause what is left of family farms to give up in favor of collective megafarms. The belief that there are really no small family farms left only huge farms that employ hundreds of workers is crazy. I heard someone say this very thing on Fox News one day. That there are no family farms anymore, only large farms with farm managers. What!!! We live in Texas but own farmland in Kansas. We have two families that farm our land. I can tell you that they are not getting paid to not farm. We grow wheat, milo and soybeans. The past couple years we have taken it on the chin as the result of the drought. Even with crop insurance, we are receiving little to sustain us.