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.