Capitalism in Agriculture 

The average worker in the US is 41.7 years old. The average FARMER is is 57.5. (!)

Meanwhile, the price of farmland is hitting record highs, as investors snap up as much as they can get of the 1% of farmland that comes up for sale each year.

This seems like a dangerous trend, with older farmers motivated to sell, young farmers priced out, and investors competing to extract as much rent as possible.


I would expect the price of food to climb as a result, and crop yields to decline as less experienced farmers take over and investors sit on unused land for the purpose of prospecting.

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