Rising age of farmers seen leading to larger farms

“One of the best-known trends in American agriculture is the aging farmer,” writes David Widmar at the blog Agricultural Economic Insights, suggesting one result will be increased concentration of farmland ownership. One-third of all farmers are over the age of 65 and only 16 percent are under the age of 45. That’s 701,276 farmers over the age… » Read More

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