According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Compared to 1950, today's small farms are producing up to 262% more food using as little as 2% fewer materials, such as fertilizer and seeds. There are approximately 2 million farms in the United States and at least 80% of these farms are family farms. These statistics prove to show that people are making different choices today and want options away from big box stores and corporations that control our food sources. There are more farmers markets, Co-ops, CSAs, direct marketing and other community sources for fresh, healthy food for families. These opportunities allow small family farms to earn income from their hard work on their homestead.
More small family homesteads and farms will begin to grow and there will be more people looking to purchase land and old farms to begin their lives living off the land.
What do you think? Do you think I am on the mark with my predictions or do you have a different opinion? I would love to hear from you.