2 Million Family Farms
- 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.