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Old 06-25-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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Re: know anything about farming large # of acres for profit?

Originally Posted by raymark View Post
One more thing to consider:
Corporate farming has taken over & replaced the family farm in many locations. Unless your family = one of the big guys you don't have a chance. In most locations prime for crop farming there is no such thing as starting a family crop farming operation unless you can afford & are only seeking an $$$$$$ hobby. If you don't become one of the big guys before corporate farming moves into your neighborhood you are truly toast overnight.

Knowledgeable farmers strongly discourage their children from farming.
My husband has been farming for the better part of 15 years and it really depends. He makes it work by doing ag-entertainment, especially fall based stuff (hay rides, haunted houses, etc.). Granted, I work, but he pulls a strong/steady income with farming. Crop insurance is key though to him.
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