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Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Mon Jun 2, 2014 10:02 AM CDT

There continues to be a disconnect between how most innovative, full-time U.S. farmers view their business practices and how small-scale or local food advocates view theirs. Some of you have heard me say this before, but I've seen very little to make me think things are improving. Here's a list of what annoys me most as an agricultural economist who views farming primarily as a business.

1. Demonizing corporate farms vs. family farms. The general press and many farmers equate corporate farming to publicly-owned investor firms. In fact, more than 98% of corporate farms are closely held family businesses set ...

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