Geronimo 909 Wrote:
Feb 07, 2013 5:54 PM
I ran out of space.... The family farm is alive but it is not small and it cannot survive when it is small. The family farmer now is probably 55 or 60 years old and has his son, daughter, son-in-law and daughter-in-law also helping out. One of them is likely to have a degree in agriculture and maybe an MBA. They track the futures markets and plant their crops based on educated projections from computer models. They attend seminars on the latest growing techniques and talk to their neighbors to figure the best techniques for growing the best crops. They are partners with the big Agribusinesses and follow their advice. Please view video: