By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Today in the United States, fewer than 1 percent claim farming as an occupation and only 2 percent of Americans live on a farm. In my opinion this translates to a human systemic risk for the 98 percent of people who literally depend on them (and others) for their food.
But it gets worse…
Just 8.9 percent of American farms comprise approximately 75 percent of all farm sales revenue in the United States, illustrating how few farms provide the majority of production.
‘Very Large Family Farms’ with sales of $500,000 or more (4.6% of all farms)
‘Non-Family Farms’ – e.g. corporations (4.1% of all farms)
Data sourced from EPA.gov (‘Ag 101′) statistics of 2007
(demographics likely very similar today)
Number of Very Large Family Farms: 101,265
Number of Non-Family Farms: 91,177