The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that, between 2013 and 2016, net farm income fell by half, the largest three-year drop since the Great Depression. Some forty-two thousand farms folded during the downturn, and small and medium-sized operations, such as the Fitches’ [upstate dairy farm serving as the hook for the story], proved particularly vulnerable.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
New Yorker and Small Farmers
The New Yorker has a piece on the 2018 farm bill and the plight of small farmers: