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  • Cornstoves
    All across America who are the two million local, neighbor farmers feeding the world with sustained surplus supplies? 98% of all US farms are family farms 90%
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2007
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      All across America who are the two million local, neighbor farmers
      feeding the world with sustained surplus supplies?

      98% of all US farms are family farms
      90% have $250K gross annual sales or less
      85% of farm owners are old enough to retire
      85% of farm produce is from a family farm
      75% of farm produce is from a large farm
      68% of farm assets are owned by small farms
      61% of farm land is owned by small farms
      25% of farm produce is from a small farm
      10% of farms have over $250K gross sales
      2% of farms are large corp farms

      The above indicates
      32% of farm assets on
      39% of farm acreage yields
      75% of farm produce.
      $15 annual farm subsidy is the cost to each citizen paying $5000/yr
      in taxes. Compare $15/yr with annual tax subsidies to alternative
      energy sources, electric utilities, Southern, BP, EPA, TVA, AEP, gas,
      oil, OPEC, Shell, Exxon. Farm subsidies are mostly to large farms or
      the 40 million acres paid to not grow products each year.
      Some small family farms stay in business supplemented by multiple non-
      farm income sources and jobs.
      Political upheaval, military, and social uncertainty interfere with a
      sustained food supply in most countries.
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