Aging farmers could pose problems for future

PALMYRA, Mo. – Ethan Estrada, 16, is part of a shrinking generation of younger farmers.

He’s seen way too many family farms break apart due to grandkids that leave the industry.

Estrada plans to carry on the legacy of his. However, he thinks the appeal of American agriculture and an emphasis on rural values have certainly gone down.

Older farmers say the problem goes even deeper, with farmland inflation rates on the rise, and a slim return on investment.

Learn about some of the other challenges farmers are facing by watching the video from KSHB.