Economist Challenges Idea of Aging Farmer Crisis
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation.
What this researcher doesn’t seem to understand is that there’s a huge gap that’s been opened up between farmers and land-holders. Through most of our agricultural history in the US these were one in the same. That’s simply an assumption that should not be made today and has a huge impact on potential sustainability of farms.
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