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Fewer and older farmers

Nov 25, 2002 | 04:55 1 No I am not suprised at this statistic, In this day and age why would young people take a vow of poverty to see if they could make a living in agriculture. If you do not have your own financing it is next door to impossible to gain venture capital from the traditional lending institutions. Competition from American subsidized produce leaves the margin of profit slim to nil.
Until our various Governments realize that a clean and healthy food source is primary to the survival of the people, that the producers of this food supply are entitled to a decent return on there labour and investment we will not be attracting new blood into the agriculture industry.
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