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Agri View: Corporate or Family Farm

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Everett Griner talks about a corporate farm and where our food comes from in today’s Agri View.

Corporate or Family Farm

It is apparent the term ‘corporate farm’ is not clearly understood. Many people, including a lot of our elected politicians think only in terms of large farms. Ninety-eight percent of our nation’s farms are family farms. Just because a lot of land is involved does not constitute a corporate farm. Even a small piece of land if it owned by Monsanto, Smithfield or some other corporation is a corporate farm. Now, many smaller family farms are organized as corporations for tax and regulation purposes. Among our working population the word ‘corporate’ has become a bad word. Simply stated, a corporation is a group of people. Often a large group. A family is not a corporation. Now why am I talking about all of this? Just so you will know that families own the farms that feed you. Even if they are incorporated.

That’s Agri View for today, I’m Everett Griner.