Myths About Farming

This isn’t just in the northeastern US, this is applicable to agriculture all over the states!

11 Myths About Northeast Farming 

This report specifically looks at census results for Farm Credit East’s seven-state region: New York, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, to debunk the following eleven myths:
The family farm is a dying tradition and agriculture is dominated by “corporate farmers.”
Farming is dominated by “factory farms.”
Agriculture would be better if commercial farms had not grown so large.
Farmers depend on government payments to earn a living.
Family farming involves one family operating one farm.
Most farmers are old.
Too many senior farmers.
No one gets started in agriculture anymore.
Farming is a man’s world with few women farmers.
Operating a small farm is a wonderful way to earn an easy living.
Farmers no longer own much of the land.

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