The “aging farmer problem” may not be as big as thought

The average age of U.S. farmers is on the rise – 57.8 in 2012 vs 53.2 in 1997, according to USDA data. But economist Todd Keuthe of U-Illinois says that “a closer look at the data reveals the ‘aging farmer problem’ may be overstated by some.” In Illinois, for instance, nearly 32 percent of principal… » Read More

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