Farmers are known to complain. If it’s not the weather, it’s the ruthless supermarkets not paying enough for milk or the countless rules they must obey before receiving annual subsidy payments. In truth, the last decade has been tough with margins from food production very low or even absent altogether. But despite this prolonged depression, land owning farmers are rarely, if ever, described as poor. In fact, quite the contrary. And the most striking evidence is that the majority of farm land is bought by farming neighbours expanding their own operations.
Perhaps it’s hardly surprising: farmers understand farming so presumably know what they’re doing!
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