Disappearing Farms

The trend reflected on this chart must be reversed; it demonstrates a clear threat to our future national security.  While the chart only shows diary and hog farms, the same trends exist across all sectors of agriculture.  As a key plank of my platform, I remain committed to the principle that revitalizing family farming is a means of creating jobs while also securing a safe and healthy food supply.

Similar to environmental impact studies, our legislators and government leadership must begin implicitly employing a family-farm-impact assessment of all state policies, regulations, rules and programs.  As discussed in this article, small regulatory rule changes may greatly impact the development of smaller family farms.

Loss of Farms

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