How does a young beginning farmer that is not part of or joining a large already running operation acquire land to farm? Grain farming especially is very,very profitable right now. Land continues to be “locked” up by large to very large operations. So how does a young person get started right now?
Of course the government is talking the same things it has done for years and farms just keep getting larger. Social engineering farm groups continue to complain just like they have for years. So how do you get started?
Many mid-sized, middle-aged operations continue to loss ground to the mega-farmers. So how does this mid-type guy survive? Not too far away from me a mid-sized farmer lost over 400 acres to one of the mega cash renters. How do you plan on competing with the mega cash renters if you farm in the Midwest?
I even know of a Co-Op that is re-structuring. This local Co-Op is trying to leave one parent Co-Op for another one.
Young farmers used to start with livestock. Can you do that anymore?
Can the government help?
Control of land is where it is at. For 95% PLUS OF PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE, control of the land or how a farmer controls the land is key.
How are you going to compete in the future?????