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The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America
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The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America

An entire way of life is rapidly dying right in front of our eyes. The family farm is being systematically wiped out of existence in America, and big agribusiness and the federal government both have blood all over their hands. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States has fallen from about 6.8 million in 1935 to only about 2 million today. That doesn't mean that there is less farming going on. U.S. farms are producing more than ever. But what it does mean is that farming is increasingly becoming dominated by the big boys. The rules of the game have been tilted in favor of big agribusiness so dramatically that most small farmers find that they simply cannot compete anymore. Back in 1900, about 39 percent of the U.S. population worked on farms. At this point, only about 2 percent of all Americans now live on farms. Big agribusiness, the food processing conglomerates, and big seed companies such as Monsanto completely dominate the industry. Unless something dramatic is done, the family farm is going to continue to be wiped out of existence. Unfortunately, it does not look like things are going to turn around any time soon.

The way that the farming industry is structured today, it is simply not economically feasible to operate a small family farm. According to Farm Aid, every week approximately 330 farmers leave their land for good.

Many old timers are trying to hang on for as long as they can. A very large percentage of family farmers are in their fifties, sixties or seventies at this point. Today, only about 6 percent of all farmers are under the age of 35.

Most young people these days are not too eager to choose farming as a career. A lot of young adults that grew up on family farms have decided that investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a business that requires you to work 12 hours or more per day most of the year for very meager wages is simply not worth it.

In recent years, many family farmers have been forced to find second jobs in order to support their families. Many farm families are constantly on the verge of financial ruin. It is a really tough life for many of them.

Sadly, less than 25 percent of all farms in America bring in gross revenues in excess of $50,000. The following comes from the EPA website....

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archi...in-america
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RE: The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America
No Farm+No Food=No Life
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There is nothing that the big gov parasite hates more than an independently minded small businessmen.
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No Farm+No Food=No Life

nah we'll just be eating crap manufactured out of a perti dish..
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Interesting in light of the situation in Greece, where, since the crisis, more and more people are going straight to the farm gate for their produce - cutting out all of the middle-men.

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Inefficient farming practices.
In 1987 all farming subsidies were cancelled in NZ. This forced many farmers to sell and the smart ones just farmed smarter.

We have some of the most efficient farming practices in the world.

50,000 US dollars would be enough to live on if you were smart anyway, there are some sneaky tricks, organics are cheaper to do, but getting workers from other countries who want to learn organic farming practices can net you some free workers for six months at a time.
You don't pay them and all you have to do is feed and house them and as you are growing all of your own food anyway.

There are always ways if you use some brains.

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It ain't just farms. The big corps are afraid of the real competition offered by smaller, fleeter, family businesses. My family business of 45 years is struggling. And we're vital to our regions' environmental safety.

"Be Excellent to Each Other" - Bill & Ted
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5***** Jhikpghf
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Mon-satan and Co want to control the whole food chain ...
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Malpractice  Wrote: (04-27-2012 01:13 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-27-2012 01:06 PM)
No Farm+No Food=No Life

nah we'll just be eating crap manufactured out of a perti dish..

You talkin' about one of them hand painted plates?

They is purdy
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They have BEEN being systematically wiped out since the '80s... All part of the plan. You CANNOT have global enslavement with an independent America... And you CANNOT have an enslaved America with independent Americans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwf3S0B5LFQ

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RE: The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America
Chawlee  Wrote: (04-27-2012 01:46 PM)
Malpractice  Wrote: (04-27-2012 01:13 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-27-2012 01:06 PM)
No Farm+No Food=No Life

nah we'll just be eating crap manufactured out of a perti dish..

You talkin' about one of them hand painted plates?

They is purdy

haha yeah they are purdy Lmao damn typos, serves me right
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What the banking families cannot control, they destroy!

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Soylent Green Is People!!!

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